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Health Innovation Manchester works at the forefront of healthcare innovation to discover, develop and deploy new healthcare solutions. We harness the power of the NHS, wider health and care system, industry and academia within our region to address major challenges and tackle inequalities.

We are fast becoming an international leader in health innovation and digital healthcare, transforming the health & wellbeing of citizens across Greater Manchester.

Partnership is the core of our work and through strong relationships and collaborative working we bring together expertise from across the system to turn great ideas into healthcare solutions. From clinical trials to digital tools, academic research to healthcare analytics, our work is wide-ranging, exciting and makes a difference to people’s lives.

Our culture:

Health Innovation Manchester is hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff. Health Innovation Manchester brings together the best of the NHS with a culture that champions new ideas and innovation.

We’re based at Citylabs, a world-class hub for health innovation and precision medicine, part of Europe’s largest clinical academic campus.  It’s a great place to work, with easy access to Manchester City Centre and surrounded by health and university facilities.

We’ve embraced agile working, with staff combining on-site and remote working. This means that we can come together when it matters most and promote a healthy work-life balance.

Our culture is inclusive and welcomes anyone with a passion for innovation and a desire to make a difference. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity.

Health Innovation Manchester believes that successful implementation of equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of work ensures that colleagues are valued, motivated and treated fairly.

You can read more about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work here.

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Chief Academic Officer

Indicative FTE 0.5, to be discussed
VSM – Competitive Salary
Closing – 30th September


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Chief Academic Officer, this is a joint post working with Health Innovation Manchester and The University of Manchester.

Working as part of the Executive team within Health Innovation Manchester (HInM), the Chief Academic Officer will have responsibility for overall HInM Research and Education strategy, delivery of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), and academic partnerships, alongside the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester (ARC-GM). This is a real opportunity to work at a Greater Manchester system level not only with the four Universities in GM, and our research and clinical colleagues, but also with executives within the senior leadership team of NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care.

They will ensure the region’s portfolio of translational research, major research assets (expertise and infrastructure), and research support systems align with the health and social care priorities of Greater Manchester (GM). Working with system partners, they will have oversight from early discovery research, experimental medicine, clinical trials, through to robust evaluation and implementation. They will work with these partners to build capability and capacity in our workforce to ensure that research evidence, practical knowledge of how digital and information systems can enhance models of care, and scientific rigour, are at the heart of health and social care decision making for the population of GM.

The successful candidate will combine their role as a senior academic or clinician (including NMAHPs) in one of the GM partners (indicative 0.5 FTE, to be agreed). As HInM continues to evolve and position itself for future sustainability, the Chief Academic Officer must be comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment.

If you have the skills, experience, and appetite to enhance Greater Manchester’s reputation on the world stage, this could be the role for you. As this can be undertaken as a secondment it can work alongside an existing role.

If you would like an informal discussion please contact Ben Bridgewater, CEO Health Innovation Manchester


Tel: 07971828579

If you are interested in applying, please complete the Expression of Interest form and return it to by 5pm on 30th September 2022.

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