Head of Finance

Published: 17 May 2021

Closing date for applications: 11 Jun 2021 17:00

Location: Homeworking - HQIP is a homeworking organisation with excellent IT support. Travel into central London is required on an occasional basis (c. once a month) for scheduled corporate activity

Salary: c. £50,000.00

Details: Permanent contract – full-time 1.0 WTE (37.5 hours) or part time proposals will also be considered

Seeking a new challenge to help drive improvement in patient outcomes?

We are looking for an experienced Head of Finance to join our team and quickly take ownership of this role. We’re at an exciting stage in our growth and we need a talented individual with experience to lead the continuous development of an effective finance management function at HQIP that is appropriate to the culture and which ensures that HQIP develops and flourishes as a sustainable entity in the charity sector.

This post is a key position with both high-level strategic and hands-on delivery-focused responsibility.

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 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 Head of Finance to join us. You will deliver an efficient, effective and customer focused finance service for HQIP.

If you have had previous experience in finance management role, 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:

  • Utilising best procurement, contracts and wider management practice, we commission, manage, support and promote national and local programmes of quality improvement. This includes National 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 extensive 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 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.

Head of Finance

Key requirements of this position:

The post holder will take the lead on developing and delivering efficient finance systems and processes, working towards the organisation’s long term financial sustainability.

The post holder will proactively partner and work directly with operational teams, providing a valuable internal customer service to lead, advise, recommend and drive appropriate activity that considers costs, maximises efficiencies and mitigates financial risks in the delivery of their operational plans.

This post holder will also take the lead in ensuring that HQIP’s Board of Trustees responsibilities in relation to its charitable status (including annual reporting to the Charities Commission), an annual audit and other relevant statutory returns and organisational responsibilities in relation to pensions compliance are implemented to time and to quality.

The post holder will be part of the Finance team reporting to the Director of Operations for Business Development. The post holder will be supported by the Finance Officer.

With a degree and relevant accountancy qualification (or equivalent experience) and up to 10 years’ finance experience, you will offer:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting concepts, principles, techniques and their application
  • Knowledge of FRS102 and Charities SORP and small charity tax
  • A customer service approach, operating as a strategic partner to business teams
  • Ability to build financial models of cost and benefits to provide options analysis and inform and support decision
  • Strong budgeting and forecasting skills and production of robust, detailed and accurate financial budgets
  • High degree of computer literacy across the range of key financial software / programme support
  • Track record of producing concise written reports and business cases supported by clear and informative financial data
  • Senior level management experience.

How to apply                                                             

To apply, please return the completed application form, together with the Declaration of Interest and Personal Information Form to [email protected].

Please note: CVs sent without a completed application form will not be accepted

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 11 June 2021

Interviews are planned for: w/c 21 June 2021

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

Further information

For further information about the post, please contact CHRIS DADSON on [email protected]