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Job reference: 072029
Location: Current Base
Job closing date: 05/11/2021
Job posted date: 06/10/2021
Salary: Current Salary will apply
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 4
Department: Research & Innovation
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

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West of Scotland Innovation Hub

Innovation Clinical Theme Lead for Mental Health

Innovation Clinical Theme Lead for Cancer

2 years in the first instance

2 posts, each 1 session per week

The WoS Innovation Hub ( aims is to foster and develop an environment across the West of Scotland, and nationally, that encourages, accelerates and adopts innovations within the NHS and Social Care.

Expressions of interest are now invited for 2 posts, Innovation Clinical Theme Lead for:

1) Mental Health

2) Cancer for the West of Scotland Innovation Hub.

These posts are supported by Health Innovation Test Bed Funding from Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office.

We are seeking enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to lead the development of innovations to specifically address current Mental Health and Cancer challenges, in partnership with industry, higher education institutions, and the third sector. 

Applicants will be clinical leaders in Mental Health or Cancer, currently practicing within the West of Scotland. You will be skilled at building and maintaining strategic relationships with partners, securing external funding, and creating innovative solutions to complex health and social care needs.  The ability to work across traditional NHS Health Board boundaries and organisations is essential as is the ability to manage change within a complex environment.

Working closely with Mental Health social care practitioners and Beatson West of Scotland clinicians, respectively you will lead and promote Mental Health/Cancer innovation across the West of Scotland region, support the development of consortia to take innovation projects forward for funding, and advise on innovation regulation and governance. You will work closely with the wider WoS Innovation Hub Team, and with the existing WoS Clinical Innovation Leads.

These posts are linked to project funding within the WoS Innovation Hub to “pump-prime” suitable innovation projects, including potential funding for open innovation challenge / Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Competitions.


Please note that it is the responsibility of each applicant to obtain written approval from their current employer, ahead of submitting an application, that they will be fully supported to undertake this additional activity.

It should be noted that, as per regional agreement, it is the responsibility of current employing Boards to meet any additional costs that may be incurred and that no application will be progressed without written confirmation of this. ​​​​​​​

Closing date for receipt of applications: 22nd October 2021

Provisional date for interviews: Mid November 2021                                            

Informal enquiries to:

Dr Neil Patel, Clinical Innovation Lead, West of Scotland Innovation Hub & Consultant Neonatologist, Royal Hospital for Children, NHS GGC

Email:    Tel: 07879 401975

Professor Julie Brittenden, Director of Research, Development & Clinical Innovation, NHSGGC

Email    Tel 07966 652035

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