designability_LOGOSalary: Starting from £42,000, rising to £52,000

Designability is a research and development charity which brings together knowledge and expertise to create products that transform the lives of people with disabilities and health problems. Our team of engineering and design experts have a passion for creating life-changing products and aim to redefine the experience and perception of disability and ageing.

We are seeking a senior manager with proven programme and resource management skills, and experience of prototyping, evaluation, testing and design for manufacture. The post holder will take responsibility for our new product development programme.This is a new post, which will strengthen our product development and realisation and help us to increase the impact of our work.

The post holder will report directly to the Chief Executive and will have line management responsibility for our multidisciplinary engineering, design and clinical team. They will manage resource allocation for new product development, research and consultancy work.

Successful candidates will have a degree in engineering, design (or other appropriate discipline), with a successful track record of programme and resource management across multiple projects.

They will have worked within a formal quality management system and have experience of contractor and supplier management, including subcontracting of manufacturing and assembly. Experience of production and manufacturing processes, bringing products to market and management of a multidisciplinary product development team would also be an advantage.

This post is full-time and will be based within the Designability premises: The Wolfson Centre, Royal United Hospital, Bath, BA1 3NG.

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

The closing date for applications is Monday 16th October 2017. It is intended to schedule the two-stage selection process after this date.

For informal enquiries, please contact Nigel Harris, Designability Chief Executive: ceo@designability.org.uk or call 01225 824103.