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West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Implementation Lead - Band 8a

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STP Team
12-month fixed term or secondment opportunity
37.5 hours per week
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Hospital of St Cross
Rugby (Variable)
£42,414 - £49,969 per annum
23/10/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) sponsored STP Implementation Lead - Adoption and embedding of innovation across Coventry and Warwickshire STP Programme

Do you want to be at the cutting edge of healthcare innovation and play a role in implementing a better way of doing things for your Coventry and Warwickshire geography? Do you have the skills to influence a range of stakeholders to adopt a new way of delivering care so that the population and the organisation benefit? If so, the WMAHSN STP Implementation role may be what you have been waiting for.

The Coventry and Warwickshire STP was established in 2016. It is a key component of the NHS England drive for health and social care systems to work together to enact the change needed to provide local citizens with ‘better health and better care’. Also key is ensuring better value by driving efficiencies to enable the ‘£’ to go further across our health and social care economy.

The successful candidate will have key responsibility to translate new innovations into practical solutions to support service redesign and capability building within the STP programmes. They will be a key change agent for the STP working closely with the clinicians, senior managers and staff to spread knowledge and understanding of new transformational techniques and ideas to enable continuous improvements.

The successful candidate will actively contribute specifically to the delivery of the Digital Transformation Programme and provide professional programme and project support to drive the innovation agenda as per the Senior Responsible Owners (SRO) request.

The WMAHSN Implementation Leads, embedded at an STP level, will have a strong grasp of the innovation and adoption agenda, along with further knowledge of the INNs’ subject matter (Nine INNs – Innovation and economic growth, Innovation exchange, Medicines optimisation, MedTech, Digital and artificial intelligence, Patient safety, Quality improvement, Research and Genomics, advanced diagnostics and personalised medicine) and will be supported with tools and resources, a peer network and professional development opportunities, resulting in transferable knowledge at an organisational and STP level.

The role is a 12-month fixed term contract.  Employees of partner organisations (listed below) are welcome to apply on a secondment basis with the prior support of their line manager and inline with their organisations secondment policy. Please note, applications for secondment will not proceed to interview stage until agreement to release is confirmed by your current line manager / organisation.

NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Warwickshire North Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Coventry City Council

Warwickshire County Council

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 23rd October 2018. Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview week commencing 5 November 2018, at a location within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.


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Lorraine Laing

STP Programme Office

Octapus Centre,

Hospital of St. Cross,

Barby Road,



CV22 5PX



Direct Line: 01788 663282 / Internal 33282

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