Marketing lead (12-month contract)

Published: 11 Jun 2024

Closing date for applications: 21 Jun 2024 17:00

Location: Remote home working with occasional travel (expenses covered)

Salary: £43-50k per annum, pro rata for part-time hours

Details: 18-25 hours per week (flexible hours available)

Are you an experienced communications and/or marketing professional with a desire to craft impactful marketing strategies and materials?

Do you have NHS experience and/or a good understanding of the health sector?

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 parent organisations:  the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and The Royal College of Nursing.

We are a small, friendly team working in a fast-paced environment and are seeking a marketing professional to join our team. You will lead the development of a refreshed marketing strategy and develop plans and materials to promote our services.

Why Join Us?

At HQIP, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on healthcare quality improvement. You will be part of a supportive team dedicated to driving change and improving patient outcomes. We offer a stimulating work environment where your contributions will be valued and recognised.

If you are a proactive and skilled marketing professional with a background in the health sector, we would love to hear from you. Join us in our mission to enhance healthcare quality and make a difference.

Marketing lead

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

Business Development Team

HQIP is able to offer a range of services to healthcare organisations, branching out from our core services. We offer:

  • Specialist procurement services (with value-added components such as Patient and Public Involvement and Quality Improvement support),
  • National Clinical Audit & Outcomes review
  • Quality Improvement consulting,
  • Insight and evaluation projects, and
  • Specialist Patient/Community Engagement support.

We need an energetic and creative marketing professional to work with us to increase our presence and awareness of what we can offer.

Key requirements of this position are:

  • Significant senior experience in marketing roles, with a proven track record of successful campaigns and strategies
  • Understanding of the NHS and the UK healthcare sector
  • Skills in drafting and implementing a marketing strategy
  • Skills in the production of high-quality marketing/ communications materials, (ideally graphic design skills to enable production in-house)

How to apply                                                     


To apply, 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 existing 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: 21/6/24

Interviews are planned for: Week commencing 1/7/24

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

Further information

For further information about the post, please contact Clare Fountain on clare.fountain