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Programme Coordinator

Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network is bringing together the best of industry, academia, local government and the NHS to spread innovation at pace and scale and work together to create sustainable solutions.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Programme Delivery Team for a Programme Coordinator. The role provides senior research project and administrative support to the inward investment and disruptive innovation programmes, which generate substantial new revenue streams for the Kent Surrey and Sussex region. The role will also provide direct support to the Deputy Managing Director and team on projects that span all 15 Academic Health Science Networks. The projects will predominantly lie within the digital healthcare and artificial intelligence (AI) space; therefore, having an interest in cutting edge technologies and data science (such as AI, machine learning, digital twins, etc) would be advantageous. 

The role would suit a graduate, ideally with a degree qualification in a science or health related subject. Experience, or a proven interest in quality, innovation and technology would also be an advantage.

This is a busy and fast-paced role which requires a proactive, flexible individual with a ‘can do’ attitude. The post holder will be highly organised and have superb written and verbal communication skills. They will exhibit and develop a good understanding of digital technologies, change and improvement methods, in the pursuit of our aim; to spread digital innovation across the country,

This role will incorporate several functions, from; administrative support, such as minute taking and the organisation of meetings; to desk research and writing proposals and reports; to more substantial involvement in projects requiring knowledge of the specialist subject area, stakeholders involved, project context and broader pollical/cultural landscape. 

The post-holder will be the first point of contact for any queries directed to the projects that they work on and will be expected to be able to provide first line response to most queries. 

Skills and Experience

The post-holder will exhibit highly competent knowledge and experience of various IT platforms, including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, content management systems and social media. Prior experience of using competition portals e.g. Innovate UK would also be an advantage.

In return, KSS AHSN offer a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement of 33 days per annum plus UK Bank Holidays. 

The position holder will also possess highly effective communication skills (both verbally and in writing) and be able to pitch their communications appropriately to a wide-range of professionals and varying audiences. They will also be experienced at servicing meetings (including agenda formation) and in taking accurate and concise minutes at meetings, as well as tracking those actions until completion.

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