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Vacancy details

Closing date: 08 December 2019
Location: Twickenham

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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Subcommittee Membership

We are pleased to announce an excellent opportunity has arisen to participate in Programme Grants for Applied Research assessment committees. These prestigious appointments offer senior applied health researchers the chance to take part in and gain experience of making recommendations to NIHR for large scale, high quality programmes of research for the benefit of patients and the NHS.

Senior Programme Manager

We are looking for a number of new colleagues to join us as we are going through an exciting period of growth and positive change. As a Senior Programme Manager you will be a key member of the Innovations team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join us and help shape a healthy future for medtech and digital health innovations.

The key role of the Senior Programme Manager within the Innovations Directorate of the LGC Grant Management Group is to manage and deliver funding programmes that accelerate the translation of medtech and digital health innovations into the NHS and the wider market for increased patient benefit.  We currently run the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) and the NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHS E&I) SBRI Healthcare programmes.

If you are proactive, passionate about innovation, a team player and thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment, we would like to hear from you.

Job Purpose

The Senior Programme Manager will support all aspects of translational funding, including scoping potential call themes, advising applicants, reviewing applications for funding and providing feedback to applicants. You will carry out due diligence of project proposals and funded projects and be able to critically analyse the project rationale, the proposed intellectual property (IP) and commercialisation arrangements.

Other key aspects include the effective management of a portfolio of funded projects and the capture of key outputs and impact metrics on delivering innovations to the NHS and the UK economy.

You will be expected to support other team members and contribute to the improvement of operational processes and working practices.

You will act as an ambassador for the funding programmes, representing and promoting them externally to a wide variety of stakeholders, with a particular focus on engaging with industry.

You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills to establish productive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, academics and clinicians and be able to manage complex stakeholder situations. You need to be comfortable with working to tight deadlines and competing priorities while maintaining a high quality of outputs.

The postholder will be based at LGC’s Grant Management Group (GMG) in Twickenham. Regular travel to central London and across England will be required.

Key Responsibilities

The following activities comprise the key responsibilities for the Senior Programme Manager role. Subject to agreement with your Line Manager, additional activities may be required from time to time.     

  • Supporting all aspects of translational funding, including scoping potential call themes, advising applicants, reviewing applications for funding and providing feedback to applicants
  • Undertaking due diligence of funding proposals, including reviewing the scientific, technical and clinical rationale, analysis of project budgets and value for money, evaluation of proposed intellectual property protection and freedom to operate positions and assessment of the proposed adoption and commercialisation strategies
  • Negotiating funding agreements for projects recommended for funding, including the negotiation of milestones, financial arrangements and reporting requirements to enable successful project development
  • Managing a portfolio of funded projects at various stages of development across all healthcare sectors
  • Liaising regularly with internal and external stakeholders, including attending, organising and leading meetings, representing the funder’s perspective at project meetings to facilitate successful project development, and promoting and representing funding programmes at external events
  • Contributing to and leading strategic programme and departmental initiatives and continuous improvement
  • Line management


To view the full job description and to apply for the role please click here.