Deputy Director of Life Sciences

London or Leeds
Band 9
14 Feb 2018
28 Feb 2018
NHS England
Job Type

NHS England is seeking a Deputy Director of Life Sciences to oversee a programme of work to support the adoption and uptake of innovative technologies and to respond to the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy. 

Reporting to the Director of Innovation and Life Sciences, you will lead key pieces of work such as leading the NHSE’s response to the Life Sciences strategy and Accelerated Access Review, delivering key aspects of our research strategy and managing our relationship with Healthcare UK. You will act as a key contact for stakeholders across the life sciences community and industry.

Possessing excellent leadership ability, you will be a highly experienced leader, with a significant track record of delivery. You will have good knowledge of the life sciences landscape, and an understanding of the UK health economy and related government departments. This role could suit individuals from a variety of backgrounds such as NHS research and innovation, industry or senior government policy-making.

NHS England values contributions from diverse backgrounds, and would welcome applications from under-represented groups.

For an informal discussion in relation to the role, please contact Samantha Roberts, Director of Innovation & Life Sciences on

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