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Health and Life Sciences: Programme Lead

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
09/11/2020 23:59
£52,256 - £55,439 per annum
Job Category:
Policy/ Research
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Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, City Centre
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Job details 

Closing date:
9 Nov

Further information

North East Local Enterprise Partnership
This post is supported financially by: Academic Health Science Network and Centre for Process Innovation

Offered initially on a two year contract with the possibility of extension

The North East LEP leads on the development and delivery of the North East Strategic Economic Plan. We aim to support economic and employment growth across the region through business growth, innovation and skills delivery and by securing investment in key areas of economic opportunity for the North East.

We seek a high calibre Programme Lead to work with partners from across our health and life sciences community including leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, our network of innovative small and medium sized enterprises, university researchers of national and international standing, business networks and innovation organisations, and a strong and research focused public health care system.

You will take the lead to drive forward the delivery, communication and ongoing development of our Health and Life Sciences strategy. You will co-ordinate the Steering Group, work collaboratively with a wide network of partners from the region and beyond and help to secure investment to ensure delivery of a strategic pipeline of priority projects. You will be a visible communicator about the North East health and life sciences community and the programme of action.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate up to date knowledge of Life Sciences and/or Pharmaceuticals developed from current or recent business experience and a good understanding of future directions and business drivers within the industry. You will have strong presentation skills, the capacity to network and exert influence at senior levels in public and private sectors, an ability to spot opportunities and experience of creating business cases for investment.

The post may be suitable for a secondment or consultancy arrangement.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Richard Baker, Strategy and Policy Director at the North East LEP by email to: richard.baker@nelep.co.uk

To apply please click on the 'apply now' button and complete the online application form.

Closing Date: 9 November 2020
Assessment Dates: 25 and 26 November 2020

The North East LEP lives by a set of key values.
• Make a difference
• Better together
• Think bigger and
• Do the right thing

You can read more about our values here https://www.northeastlep.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/north-east-lep-values.pdf. We’ll explore how candidates who are invited to interview meet our values as they are a central part of the way we work.

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