New Vacancy: Head of Corporate Services

Posted on 7 April 2021 (Permalink)

At West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) our mission is to seek out, test and accelerate the adoption and spread of innovative ideas and technologies with the potential to transform health and social care in the West Midlands and beyond.

As a highly motivated, driven, senior team leader and collaborative team player you’ll be actively seeking an opportunity to share your skills and grow your influence to make an even greater difference to the lives of patients, the public and clinicians beyond that of a single organisation to extend across a sizeable and diverse region.

As a key member of the Operational Leadership Team, this role will have significant autonomy to establish, lead, direct and develop all aspects of the corporate services portfolio from strategy through to operational delivery, as well as having considerable influence on organisational strategy, annual plans, operational practices, and future organisation sustainability.

Upon appointment you will lead and represent all corporate services functions across the organisation, you will also be a key member of the Operational Leadership Team who will significantly influence organisational strategy, lead on operational planning and are responsible for every aspect of the day-to-day leadership and operation of the organisation. It’s a pivotal role that provides the functions,’ strategic direction and lead a team of corporate services specialists in the delivery of internal services for the WMAHSN

Whilst the successful candidate will already have an excellent track record of operational management and delivery, this role provides a fantastic opportunity for many candidates to extend the variety of programmes within their portfolio, the scope of responsibilities, and the scale of impact to regional and national levels.

It will also enable the further development of leadership, operational and general management skills within the Operational Leadership Team, and the opportunity to develop, challenge and continuously improve internal functions, and those provided by the Host as required, to meet the organisation's needs

The WMAHSN is one of fifteen regional networks that work in partnership with NHS trusts, industry, social care, third sector and universities. We are primarily funded by NHS England, NHS Improvement and the Office of Life Sciences, and focus on the spread of innovations at scale and pace, ensuring that new healthcare and life sciences tools are available wherever they can make a difference by saving time, money and lives, and bringing the West Midlands the future of health and social care, today.

In practice this includes:

  • Increasing capacity and capability in the region to adopt innovation
  • Providing an innovation and adoption process that matches viable solutions to defined challenges
  • Establishing focused collaborative partnerships that implement identified solutions to achieve measurable impact
  • Driving adoption through improved understanding between industry, academia, health and the patient and citizens
  • Creating the necessary environment and conditions for sustainable economic growth for the health economy

The role is formally based in Birmingham at the Institute of Translational Medicine, Heritage Building at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, with considerable scope to work remotely.

There will be professionally interesting and challenging opportunities to engage with a wide variety of stakeholder organisations across the West Midlands region and also occasions for national and international collaboration.

For further information please contact Amy Owen, Head of Corporate Services,

We will consider a secondment agreement for this post, applicants must have agreement from their current line manager before applying.

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