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Project Support Officer

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
DigitalHealth.London Accelerator
NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed term- 1 Year
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£27,627.60 - £35,529.60 p.a inc HCA
27/01/2019 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Main area: DigitalHealth.London Accelerator

Grade: Band 5 – Agenda for Change

Contract: Fixed-Term - 1 year

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Employer: Health Innovation Network, hosted by, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Employer type: NHS

Site: Health Innovation Network

Town: London

Salary: £27,627.60 - £35,529.60 per annum inc HCA

Closing: 27th January 2019




DigitalHealth.London Accelerator Project Support Officer


  • The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator team are looking for a project support officer to help kick off another year of supporting healthcare technology companies scale in the NHS.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a growing team that have supported companies like Perfect Ward, Babylon, Medopad and Echo in past cohorts.
  • You’ll be uniquely positioned to learn and contribute to the healthcare tech ecosystem.


What you’ll do

  • Organise the events that support digital health companies, drawing on expertise across healthcare, research, innovation, and technology.
  • Grow your skills in a fast-paced team delivering the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator in London and across the UK.
  • You’ll be involved in supporting multiple projects throughout the year including the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, it’s national programme, the Academic Health Science Network digital health accelerators, and our research arm, the evidence generator.
  • You will be required to travel to help set up digital health accelerators in other parts of the country.


Who you are

  • You’re interested in technology and the opportunities to improve the healthcare delivery.
  • You’ve had experience supporting large-scale projects before, with multiple workstreams in a fast-paced environment.
  • You’re highly organised, a fast learner and an over communicator. You’re proactive and enjoy getting involved in the day to day running of an exciting programme.


About the Accelerator


  • The Accelerator is a part of DigitalHealth.London, a programme aiming to speed up the development and scaling of digital innovations across health and care and pioneer their adoption by the NHS. By matching innovators with demand, and supporting them to navigate the UK health environment, DigitalHealth.London helps improve patient and population outcomes and experience, support a sustainable NHS, and generate economic growth.
  • DigitalHealth.London is a collaborative programme delivered by MedCity, and London’s three Academic Health Science Networks – UCLPartners, Imperial College Health Partners, and the Health Innovation Network. It is supported by NHS England (London) and the Mayor’s Office.

About the AHSN digital health accelerators


  • The Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) are the only bodies that connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry. Out of the 15, 4 AHSNs have committed to running a digital health accelerator based on the model at DigitalHealth.London Accelerator this year. DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is designed to support a cohort of high potential small to medium sized companies to develop and deploy solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing the NHS.


  • Each digital health accelerator builds on this model and focuses on engagement with local clinicians and healthcare experts in their region, working collaboratively with the other accelerators to leverage each other’s network. Through their respective AHSNs and the wider AHSN Network, they draw upon key partners to bring a rich and diverse collateral of resources and expertise across healthcare, research, innovation, digital health, and technology. They are uniquely positioned to provide in-depth knowledge of local NHS services to high potential companies to help them refine, develop, and scale their innovations.


About the Health Innovation Network


  • The role is hosted by the Health Innovation Network (HIN) - the Academic Health Science Network for South London. The HIN is hosted by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The HIN is a membership organisation and drive lasting improvements in patient and population health outcomes through the spread and adoption of innovation into practice and capitalising on teaching and research strengths throughout the health system in South London and wider afield.


  • Its diverse membership includes all healthcare providers (community, acute, mental health and primary care), commissioners, local authorities and higher education providers within South London. In all our work programmes there are strong relationships and collaboration with both patient and industry partners.



Interviews will take place in London on 6th February.  Shortlisted candidates will be informed the week prior.



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