Plymouth Health Innovation Alliance Manager: University of Plymouth

The Plymouth Health Innovation Alliance (PHIA) is a partnership between the University of Plymouth, Plymouth City Council, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, South West Academic Health Science Network, Plymouth Science Park, industry, research, health and care organisations, public sector bodies and the third sector to develop the profile of, increase connection / collaboration and maximise opportunities for health related research, innovation and business in Plymouth and the surrounding region.

Working within the University’s Research and Innovation Department, under the direction of the PHIA Board, you will be responsible for the development and management of the Alliance, working with a range of partners, leading and driving the ambition to make Plymouth a national centre for health research, innovation and related business opportunity.

Experience of working in a health-medical research and innovation and/or business environment together with a good working knowledge of the private and public sector, with particular focus on healthcare, medicine, social care and public health is essential for this role, as is expertise in building and developing successful partnerships.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Tom Nicholson, Development and Partnership Manager by email:

Closing Date:    12 Midnight, Monday 17th August 2020

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing Monday 31st August 2020 via Zoom and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not. 

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. 

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for 18 months due to the nature of the funding.

A current full driving licence and willingness to travel is essential/desirable as you will be required to travel to remote areas not easily accessible by public transport.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance.

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students


Closing date: 
Monday, August 17, 2020
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