Head of Quality Improvement

  • Location : London
  • Status : Permanent contract
  • Salary : £59,274 - £65,158 per annum
  • Closing date : 25/07/2022
  • Interview date : 05/08/2022

The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) was jointly established by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and University College London (UCL). For 15 years it developed clinical guidelines on mental health topics for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It now specializes in the implementation of high-quality mental health care. 

This is a very exciting opportunity to work in a centre that has a world-class reputation.  

The post holder will lead the delivery of a range of national quality improvement collaboratives, working with mental health trusts and health and social care services across England. The Head of Quality Improvement will play a key role in supporting teams to use quality improvement to address this key area of patient safety in mental health.

The post holder will work closely with our National Improvement Lead, Dr Amar Shah, and high-level quality improvement training will be provided to the successful candidate.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, flexible and with experience of quality improvement programmes and leadership. The role requires working with people in a friendly, collaborative, confident and positive manner.

The College values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves.

We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We aim to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

We will consider putting into place appropriate reasonable adjustments for candidates who may have a disability.

We only recruit the best and in return for your commitment the College offers an attractive salary and benefits.

We operate a hybrid model of working on site (minimum two days a week) and working from home/remote, which helps to ensure a flexible work life balance.

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How to apply

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please download the following documents:

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date: Monday 25 July 2022 at 10am

Interview date: Friday 5 August 2022 - via Microsoft Teams

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Charity registration no. 228636

The College is a proud member of the Disability confident employer scheme. A Disability confident employer will offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria (essential) for the job as defined by the employer. Please see candidate information pack for more information.

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