McLean Partnership

VP Commercialisation / Head of Portfolio, Strategic Delivery and Finance

Ref: JS-PI

Ploughshare Innovations

Salary & Benefits:

Up to £100,000 + bonus for each role

Closing Date: 06/11/2020

Be part of an exciting new journey in supporting the UK’s innovation ecosystem and help improve our economy and society.

Ploughshare Innovations, the organisation responsible for exploiting innovations developed by the UK Ministry of Defence and wider government, has ambitious growth plans that need the support of two new roles. A broadening of the company’s focus will see a step-change in the number of license deals and spin-out companies it creates, with the vision that an even greater impact can be achieved in supporting the UK economy and society as a whole. The two roles are:

VP Commercialisation – The post holder will bring innovative leadership to Ploughshare’s commercial activity, taking forward its digital sciences agenda from AI to web engineering and will ideally be a creative individual with an innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set and approach to problem-solving. This post requires a relevant degree and a proven range of experience across an array of leading-edge digital, AI and data science technologies.

Head of Portfolio, Strategic Delivery and Finance – This post holder will bring impactful systems leadership to the organisation, ensuring a balanced portfolio of business, driving forward innovation and overseeing robust financial reporting. The ideal candidate must be analytical, and curious in their thinking, with a demonstrated track record in designing and implementing new operating models and systems and extensive strategic financial management experience.

Ploughshare Innovations is committed to being an organisation that is truly innovative, exciting, inclusive and diverse. If interested in a confidential conversation please call our retained advisors at The McLean Partnership: Jonathan Swain on 07733 304094, Adam Mahmood on 07384 818902 or Rebecca Rampat on 07957 730837.

Closing date for applications is 9am on 21st October.

Please upload supporting documentation such as CV, cover letter, etc.
Note that these will be emailed and as such are size restricted. Max upload of 10MB in total.


Mclean Partnership is committed to Equal Opportunities for all candidates and shall adhere to such a policy at all times. The Information you provide is for monitoring purposes only and will be kept separate from your application form. It will not be used regarding any decision making of employment and will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Role managed by:

Jonathan Swain
Senior Partner | Public Sector

T: 020 3597 6410 | 07733 304 094