YPMH is a charity focused on accelerating the translation of research into innovative early interventions that can be used in self-care, the health system, and the wider mental health ecosystem to improve the mental wellbeing of young people. Our current focus is on depression in young people.

We are seeking an Innovation and Partner Engagement Manager (Maternity cover) to lead the development of relationships with stakeholders including researchers; industrial collaborators; public health, clinicians, managers and strategists in the health and social care system; and key organisations engaging with young people, including schools, employers and charities to:

  1. Manage projects to address depression in young people.
  2. Facilitate the development, piloting and implementation of innovations by engaging consortia comprising researchers, industrial partners, clinicians and other stakeholders to help prevent, predict, detect, diagnose and treat early the causes of depression in young people.
  3. Help expand and sustain a Community of Action that engages stakeholders to help identify, evaluate, select, develop, pilot and implement ideas for early intervention in depression in young people.

The role may be full-time or part-time (at least 3 days per week). Initially, the appointment is for a fixed term until January 31, 2024. Extension of employment is subject to performance and additional funding. The role is located in Cambridge, UK.

The YPMH Innovation and Partner Engagement Manager role is an opportunity to:

  • Help address a vital societal need by contributing to the mental wellbeing of young people.
  • Contribute to YPMH’s development, growth and impact.
  • Collaborate with high calibre colleagues across the mental health ecosystem and the University of Cambridge.
  • Experience Roadmapping methods researched and applied by Cambridge University.

We are seeking an outstanding individual with expertise in healthcare innovation. Ideally, you will have experience of:

  • Engaging multiple groups within and outside an organisation to enable successful innovations.
  • Development and piloting of research-based innovations that improve health outcomes.
  • Use and facilitation of innovation management methods, such as open innovation.
  • The challenges and opportunities to effect change for young people’s mental health.

The closing date for applications is Monday, February 27th, 2023.
Please send your application to peter.templeton@ypmh.org

For further information, please download the following description.

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