Associate Director for Quality and Development – National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP)

Published: 13 Jan 2022

Closing date for applications: 07 Feb 2022 17:00

Location: Working from home with occasional trips into London and rarely travel within the UK

Salary: £62,000 to £76,000

Details: 1.0 WTE two year fixed term contract in the first instance

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is an independent organisation and we commission and contract 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.  The aim of the programme is to promote quality in healthcare and in particular to increase the impact that clinical audit has on health care improvement.

We are a small, friendly team working in a fast paced environment and are seeking an Associate Director to join our team. If you have relevant previous experience and you are seeking a new challenge, we would love to hear from you.

Associate Director

Our work focuses on the following key strategic areas:

  • Using best management and procurement practice, we commission NCAPOP, contract manage, support and promote national and local programmes of quality improvement. This includes the National Clinical Audit (NCA) and the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes (CORP) on behalf of NHS England and other healthcare departments and organisations.
  • We encourage wide use of robust data for healthcare quality improvement.
  • We inform and influence national healthcare policy.
  • We support healthcare professionals to review and improve their practice.
  • We ensure that patients and carers are at the heart of our work.

Key requirements of this position are to:

  • Ensure robust commissioning and contract management, including the development and delivery of programmes to time, stakeholder satisfaction, quality and budget
  • Work with NHS England, the Welsh Government, other devolved nations and a wide network of senior clinicians to plan and deliver the scope for retenders, contract extensions and new programmes
  • Disseminate the key messages from across the programme and maximise opportunities to integrate NCA and CORP / confidential enquiry development and delivery to NHS providers

How to apply                                            

To apply, please download a copy of the job description and application form from and return the completed application form, together with the Declaration of Interest to [email protected].  CVs sent without a completed application form will not be accepted. 

Closing date for applications: 07-02-2022 (close of business)

Interviews are planned for:  14-02-2022 (subject to change)

Due to the high volume of applications, feedback is only given to shortlisted applicants.

Further information

For further information about the post, please contact Jill Stoddart on [email protected]