• £38-50K, plus excellent benefits                             
  • Two-year fixed-term contract (secondments considered)
  • Blackfriars, Central London (other locations and remote working considered)

Nesta’s Health Lab is looking for a dynamic, ambitious and creative Programme Manager to work on our digital health programmes. You will join a smart, creative and curious team in the UK’s leading innovation foundation, and support the development and delivery of our work to identify, scale and support innovations in health.

About Nesta

Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills - working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.

Our Health Lab team are interested in how to support a population living with more long-term health conditions when the health and care system is under serious financial pressure. Health Lab’s work addresses this challenge by looking for better ways for people to remain healthy – drawing on their own energy and ideas, as well as the insights of medical science and new digital tools – a vision for the future of the health and care system we call ‘People Powered Health’.

About the role

You will work closely with Nesta colleagues and external partners to support the design and delivery of our work on Digital Health. We’re living through an explosion in the amount of data we have about people’s health; this brings huge opportunities to make real progress on serious health problems but also raises important questions around privacy, accountability, and the place and importance of human interactions. You will play a key role in supporting and advancing our work to think through these issues and deliver exciting new digital health programmes – for example by managing innovation grants and working closely with partner organisations to ensure projects maximise their impact.

What we are looking for

You will be a natural collaborator with a passion for social change and an understanding of digital technology.  Able to combine thinking and doing to support complex programmes, you will be able to build relationships and get the best out of the projects we support.  In particular, you will have:

  • Knowledge and practical understanding of health and wellbeing across the NHS, social care and public health or the ability to learn quickly and apply experience from closely related policy areas
  • A critical understanding of digital technology and/or data analytics, ideally in a health context
  • Experience of designing and delivering innovation and improvement programmes
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral.

Closing date: 29th January 2019 (11.45pm).

  • First interviews will be held on 5th February 2019.
  • Second interviews will be held on 7th February 2019.
  • If you are interested in the role please ensure availability for the dates above.