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.
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.
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.
The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme
The NIHR i4i Programme supports the preclinical and clinical development of medical devices in areas of existing or emerging patient need.
The aim of i4i is to de-risk early stage projects that have a strong potential for commercialisation and acceptance for use in the NHS, making them attractive to follow-on funders and investors.
NHS E&I Small Business Research Initiatives (SBRI) Healthcare Programme
The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare is part of the government’s wider SBRI programme and has been part of NHS England and NHS Improvement s portfolio of innovation programmes since 2013.
The aim of the SBRI Healthcare programme is to :
LGC is an international life sciences company working with customers in the government, academic, pharmaceutical, agricultural biotechnology, food, environment, security and sports sectors to achieve excellence in investigative, diagnostic and measurement science.
LGC’s Grant Management Group (GMG) is expert in managing research funding to maximise its impact.
Due to the highly sensitive nature of the work, applicants should note that security clearance may be required for this role.
To gain security clearance you must have three years continuous residency in the UK. Criminal convictions may prevent you from gaining security clearance.
This role may in addition require random alcohol / drug screening.
Please apply directly via our vacancy page with your CV along with a covering letter indicating your suitability for the role.