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South West Academic Health Science Network
Exeter base with National Profile
Closing date
3 Jul 2021

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Job Function
Project Manager, Other
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Job Details

The SW Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is one of 15 AHSNs in England, established by NHS England in 2013 to spread innovation at pace and scale – improving health and generating economic growth. Based in Exeter and working across Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, we support the health and care system to adopt innovation, build the capability to innovate and evaluate the impact of improvements. Working in collaboration with the AHSNs across England, our work transforms lives through innovation. In the last few years alone, our work as a network of AHSNs has benefited over 479,000 people and leveraged over £322m investment into the health and life science sector.

The Opportunity

Building on the excellent progress made over the recent years, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding new Chair to lead our Board through the next phase of our development and growth. We have progressed to become one of the highest performing AHSNs nationally and play an influential role in the national AHSN Network. We have also established deep networks and relationship in our local health and care systems and become recognised for the unique role we play in accelerating the adoption and spread of innovation across our region.

Our new strategy is informed by a belief that we can build on these foundations and increase our impact if we bring greater focus to our work. During the last year we’ve worked with our team, network members and our Board to identify the overarching theme that will provide that focus – health equity. We are looking for a Chair who is passionate about improving health equity and brings demonstrable experience of leadership at the interface of public, commercial, academic and community sectors.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please see for a candidate brief containing application instructions, or contact us on 0207 529 1128 quoting the reference 83099.

You can also find further details in the job pack.

Closing date for applications is: 9am Monday 28th June 2021

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