Healthtech Regional Lead - Ref: PD/B2

Grade L – Salary £41,216 | Fixed term 3 year (part-time and job share will be considered) | Leeds City Centre (Temporarily Remote) | Closing Date – 08 August 2021

Healthtech Regional  Lead Ref: PD/B2

Grade L - Salary £41,216 pa
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Fixed Term 3 year (part-time and job share will be considered)

Closing date - 08 August 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen to play a pivotal role in developing, embedding and capitalising on our regional healthtech ambitions across West Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority and partners are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to work across the healthtech ecosystem to join our team.

We bring together local councils and businesses, through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) ensure that our work meets the needs of employers so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity supported by a modern, accessible transport network, housing and digital connections.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement of a £1.8bn devolution deal that has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

The Role

The key objective of this role is to bring together the health innovation ecosystem to implement the regional healthtech strategy, drive economic prosperity in the region and boosting health outcomes. You will be working with and across a range of external partners including (but not limited to) the West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS, the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network, and the Leeds Academic Health Partnership via the Healthtech Leadership Group.

This is a high profile and varied position, providing a unique opportunity to contribute to maximising the opportunities that health innovation opportunities can provide to the region – creating economic growth plus health and wellbeing outcomes. It is also a chance to build strong, lasting and productive relationships across a range of critical stakeholders.

Reporting into the Head of Innovation and Digital (but working across a range of internal and external stakeholders and formally into the LCR Healthtech Leadership Group and Business Innovation and Growth Panel/Successor Committee your key responsibilities will include:

  • To act as dedicated resource to support and grow healthtech activity in the region and establish a virtual cross organisation team to support activity across discovery, deployment and adoption (but with a particular focus on the opportunities of translation and spread into the health and care system.
  • To work closely in partnership with a range of external stakeholders (locally, regionally and nationally) to bring together the health innovation ecosystem to achieve demonstrable improvements in healthtech innovation and patient outcomes.
  • To lead on the development of strategic and operational partnerships across the ecosystem, including developing an understanding of the needs of the regional healthcare system.
  • To leads on the coordination of the promotion of healthtech through the engagement of a wide range of identified stakeholders to ensure the opportunity for the region is maximised.


Review the Role profile provided for more information about the responsibilities.

About you

We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated individual with exceptional stakeholder management and relationship building skills. An understanding of the health innovation ecosystem and the discover, develop, deploy lifecycle is essential. A detailed knowledge of the latter stages of this lifecycle would be desirable.

Whilst a regional health innovation strategy is in development, there will be scope for the successful candidate to input into this and help shape the direction and focus of the agenda (working very closely with partners).

The postholder will need to liaise with other health innovation clusters to share learning and best practice, particularly across the emerging NP11 health innovation agenda.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing strong effective relationships with relevant Government departments, directly influencing national policy.

Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card zones 1-5
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

To apply

If this sounds like your next role; please upload your CV to our online application tool. Then complete the supporting information tab linking your relevant work experience back to the role profile, bringing you CV to life.

You can apply online, by 11:55pm on 08 August 2021

If you would like to discuss the role then please contact Sarah Bowes or 0113 348 1101

Further Information

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

Terms and conditions

Applicants are advised that the Combined Authority is currently in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Staff Benefits.

The detail of the proposals for change, will be discussed with the successful candidate at the point of offer.