Associate Director for Healthcare Quality Improvement

Published: 25 Aug 2022

Closing date for applications: 23 Sep 2022 17:00

Location: Remote working with occasional travel into central London

Salary: Circa £70,000

Details: 2 years fixed term in the first instance, Full time 37.5 hours per week (we are open to considering alternative working patterns for exceptional candidates); secondments and flexible working offers welcomed

Are you seeking a new challenge to help drive improvement in patient outcomes? Would you value an opportunity to develop your skills in a project-based role? Then we would love to hear from you.

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is an independent organisation established to promote quality in healthcare and in particular to increase the impact that clinical audit has on health care improvement. We manage NHS clinical work programmes on behalf of NHS England and other devolved nations. This includes the National Clinical Audit & Patient Outcome Programme (NCAPOP) which consists of over forty National Clinical Audits and clinical outcome review programmes.  We are supported by three parent organisations:  the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, The Royal College of Nursing and National Voices.

We are a small, friendly team working in a fast-paced environment and are seeking an Associate Director for Healthcare Quality Improvement (AD HQI) to join our team. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of HQIP’s quality improvement (QI) offer and also for helping translate HQIP’s New Business Development Strategy 2022-26 into operational delivery.

If you have had previous experience in a role similar to the AD HQI or are seeking a new challenge and have the relevant experience and skills, we would love to hear from you.

Associate Director for Healthcare Quality Improvement

Our work focuses on the following key strategic areas:

  • Using best management and procurement practice, we commission, manage, support and promote national and local programmes of quality improvement. This includes the National and Local clinical audit programmes, the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes and the National Joint Registry on behalf of NHS England and other healthcare departments and organisations.
  • We encourage wide use of robust data for quality improvement of care, offering patient choice, promoting patient safety, supporting revalidation and service accreditation, commissioning, service redesign and research
  • We inform and influence national healthcare policy by effectively communicating our work and that of our partners
  • We support healthcare professionals to review and improve their practice by providing opportunities to share best practice
  • We ensure that patients and carers are at the heart of our work through continued, strategic involvement in all relevant processes and projects.


This role reports into the Director of Operations for Business Development and sits within the Core team.

Key requirements of this position are:


Develop and deliver HQIP’s quality improvement offer (70%)

  1. Lead on enhancing, promoting and delivering HQIP’s healthcare QI training and support for interested partners.
  2. Support internal continuous improvement in the understanding of and application of QI methodologies at HQIP and in HQIP’s progammes.
  3. Support HQIP to adapt our market position in light of national changes to data flows, the needs of the NHS, evolving national clinical audit strategy in NHS England, and other relevant external factors.

Translate HQIP’s new business strategy into delivery (30%)

  1. Support the development of new partnerships and new business development across HQIP for income generation and reputational benefits.
  2. Lead the delivery of acquired new business (as required) in partnership with internal and external healthcare sector experts.