Programme Lead: Health and Life Sciences

Offered initially on a two year contract with the possibility of extension.

The North East LEP leads on the development and delivery of the North East Strategic Economic Plan, aiming to support economic and employment growth across the region through business growth, skills and innovation delivery in key areas of economic opportunity for the North East.

We seek a high calibre Programme Lead to work with our partners to take forward our Life Sciences and Health programme. You will work with the Life Sciences Steering Group which brings together representatives from our established cluster of pharmaceutical manufacturers, our network of innovative small and medium sized enterprises, university science of national and international standing, business networks and innovation organisations, and a strong and research focused public health care system

With the Steering Group, you will identify opportunities to strengthen the profile and understanding of North East assets and capabilities regionally, nationally and internationally, develop approaches to address the opportunities and challenges of the community in the region, and define and secure investment into a pipeline of projects to improve the local business environment.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate up to date knowledge of Life Sciences and/or Pharmaceuticals developed from current or recent business experience and a good understanding of future directions and business drivers within the industry. You will have strong presentation skills, the capacity to network and exert influence at senior levels in public and private sectors, an ability to spot opportunities and experience of creating business cases for investment.

The post may be suitable for a secondment or consultancy arrangement.

Close of applications: 1700, Thursday 14 June 
Shortlisting: Afternoon, Monday 17 June
Interview panel: Tuesday 25 June

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
14/06/2019 17:00
£51,050 - £52,858 per annum
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle City Centre
Closing date:
14 Jun
Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
14 June