The Department of Health & Social Care is a ministerial department which sponsors and works with 15 Arm’s Length Bodies to deliver the Secretary of State’s duty to promote a comprehensive health service “designed to secure improvement in the physical and mental health of the people of England and in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental illness”.
We are pleased to be able to present a hugely exciting opportunity to join the Commercial and Life Sciences Group in the Department of Health and Social Care as the Director for Medical Technology (Med Tech). This is a newly established directorate, which brings together and builds upon several different elements of the DHSC’s response to the events of covid-19 and EU exit, so we are looking for a motivated and inclusive leader who has the knowledge and experience of the Med Tech sector to effectively champion and drive forward this important agenda.
The successful candidate will be responsible for setting the direction of future Med Tech policy and ensuring the market for medical technologies operates effectively and is resilient in the face of future challenges and opportunities. In order to do this, they will need to work collaboratively with those across Whitehall, the wider health sector and industry. The director will also be a key member of the Commercial and Life Sciences Leadership team, working closely with fellow Directors to lead the group to position the wider Group to effectively respond to future priorities and challenges.
The Department of Health and Social Care is committed to creating a truly open, collaborative and inclusive working environment, and we hope this role will attract a diverse range of applicants that are representative of the broad range of views and backgrounds we have in our society.
This is a key role right at the heart of DHSC’s agenda, and we are looking for an exceptional leader, with a passion for the Med Tech sector, and a strong track record of turning policy into practical delivery. If this is you, then we look forward to receiving your application.