Devolved Nations Lead

Published: 17 Jun 2022

Closing date for applications: 15 Jul 2022 17:00

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

Salary: c.£45K

Details: 1.0 FTE (37.5 hours per week)

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 a Devolved Nations Lead to join our team. You will be responsible for developing and coordinating HQIP’s relationships, processes and approach to engaging with the Devolved Nations and Crown Dependencies of Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. If you have had previous experience in Devolved Nations related roles, or are seeking a new challenge and have the relevant experience and skills, we would love to hear from you.


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.

Key requirements of this position are to:

  • Conduct a strategic assessment of HQIP’s current engagements with the Devolved Nations (including the Crown Dependencies)
  • Develop existing working knowledge and expertise in information governance (IG), project management, procurement and contracting areas
  • Develop operating plans and processes for supporting HQIP’s DN engagement
  • Enable a knowledge transfer and embedding of activity in HQIP’s day to day work
  • Act as first point of contact with all DNs, coordinating, communication and disseminating information in a proactive manner.

How to apply                                                     

To apply, please download a copy of the job description and application form 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.

For all roles you will be asked to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK at application and throughout the duration of your employment.

Please note that HQIP is unable to sponsor candidates at any stage of the application process or during employment with HQIP.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 15 July 

Interviews are planned for: 26 July (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]