HQIP Associate Director

Published: 17 Mar 2020

Closing date for applications: 13 Apr 2020 17:00

Location: London, Aldgate

Salary: HQIP Band B1 (£62,000 - £85,100)

Details: 1.0 WTE full time – 2 year fixed term contract (secondments will be considered)

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.

HQIP attracts projects and funding from a variety of sources including:

  • Governments
  • Devolved Nations
  • Charities
  • Independent healthcare sector
  • Other healthcare related bodies

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.

HQIP also receives ad-hoc funding from a variety of other sources for healthcare work related activity.

We are a small, friendly team working flexible in a fast-paced environment and are seeking an HQIP Associate Director to join our team. You will be required to work flexibly across work-streams providing leadership and guidance at both programme and individual project level to ensure high quality outputs that are methodologically robust and clinically relevant including working and engaging with:

  • The relevant project teams to ensure robust commissioning, development and delivery of programmes to time, stakeholder satisfaction, quality and budget.
  • Funders for example NHS England, the Welsh Government, other devolved nations, charities and including a wide range of other funders and a network of senior clinicians to i) plan and deliver the scope and development for new programmes as well as at ii) points of contract extension or re-tender.
  • The HQIP team to disseminate the key messages from across the HQIP programme and maximize opportunities to integrate development and delivery to NHS providers.

If you have had previous experience as an Associate Director, or are seeking a new challenge and have the relevant experience and skills, we would love to hear from you.

HQIP Associate Director

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 for example. The work also includes delivering short to medium term projects awarded by charities and other healthcare 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


You will work in a small, friendly, dynamic, fast-paced, busy HQIP team across a variety of projects including both NCAPOP and non-NCAPOP projects.

Key requirements of this position are:

  • Clinical/professional qualification or health associated Masters degree or relevant health service research experience
  • Experience of :
  • NCAPOP practice or
  • Delivery of Healthcare QI projects or
  • Project delivery within the NHS or healthcare environment
  • Understanding of healthcare information governance
  • Demonstrable senior leadership experience including the engagement of a variety of stakeholder groups
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly with a high level of ambiguity in a complex and unpredictable environment with well-developed planning and organisational skills

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 and Personal Information Form to [email protected].

CVs sent without a completed application form will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: Monday 13 April 2020 17.00

Interviews are planned for: Tuesday 21 April 2020

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]