Job Vacancy: Director of IP and Business Partnerships (MHV)

Director of IP and Business Partnerships (Manchester Health Ventures Ltd)

Main area: Manager

Grade: 8d

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Job ref: 349-RES-0295

Location: Citylabs 1.0

Town: Manchester

Salary: £70,000 per annum

Closing:28/04/2017 23:59

Application Link:

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) has established Manchester Health Ventures Ltd (MHV), to manage its portfolio of valuable intellectual property assets and to manage its innovation partnerships. MHV has been established as a wholly-owned company of CMFT with access to the commercial pipeline of one of the UK’s largest translational research hospitals.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Director of IP & Business Partnerships who will provide the leadership and expertise to drive the development of MHV Ltd towards a fully commercial and sustainable business. Key responsibilities will include developing the company’s commercial strategy, managing the Trusts major business partnerships and increasing the flow in innovations from staff, partners and industry.

You will have significant experience in technology transfer, venturing or business development in the NHS or an academic environment overlaid with time spent in a commercial healthcare environment, ideally in a technology area. You will be able to develop and manage partnerships with external organisations and companies and will have experience at senior managerial level in managing staff, teams and contractors. A first degree in a life science subject is essential with a PhD in a life science subject an advantage.

The post will be based in Citylabs 1.0; a bio-health innovation centre on the clinical academic campus, at the heart of a large and growing cluster of medical technology and ICT companies.

The Trust reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust encourages equal opportunities and operates an Equal Opportunities Policy. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please click here to read the full job description.


Further details / informal visits contact

Fatma Rumash (PA to Keith Chantler) on 0161 276 8631 or

If you have problems applying, please contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department

Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters

Cobbett House


M13 9WL

Telephone 0161 2764797

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