Peridot Partners
Voluntary, expenses paid
Closing date
18 Oct 2023

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Charity and not for profit, Health and medical
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Where will they be working?

HQIP works to measure and improve the quality of healthcare services nationally to achieve better outcomes for patients. We also collect evidence that is used to shape future healthcare policy and allocation of resources in England.

Applications close at 9 a.m. Wednesday 18th October 2023

Who we are

HQIP is an independent charity led by a consortium of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Royal College of Nursing, and National Voices. Our primary aim is to improve health outcomes by enabling those who commission, deliver, and receive healthcare to measure and improve the services provided. We achieve this by supporting robust quality improvement through national programmes of clinical audit, confidential enquiries, and registries.

We have 45 staff and an income of over £22m (2022).

About the role

The Treasurer will support the Board of Trustees and Head of Finance to ensure that HQIP is using its resources appropriately and complying with the statutory accounting and reporting requirements.

Your duties will include:

  • Presenting and contributing to approving budgets, accounts, and financial statements,
  • Advising on the financial implications of strategic plans,
  • Monitoring and reviewing investment, reserves, and other relevant policies.

The Board of Trustees will look to you to enhance their understanding of the financial information and bring meaning to the numbers.

You will understand the importance of developing a productive and meaningful relationship with the Head of Finance. Your support and constructive challenge will ensure the continuous improvement of the financial operations, systems, and reporting and the relevance and accuracy of the information being shared.

As a Trustee, you will be expected to engage with the full remit of the role and a wide range of information.

Your contribution to strategic discussions will extend beyond finance as part of a cohesive team, ensuring overall good governance and ensuring that decisions support the charitable objectives and achievement of HQIP’s vision.

Time commitment

The commitment is for an initial 3-year term, which is renewable for one further 3-year term. The time commitment is estimated at several hours per month on average. Meetings often take place during office hours, usually 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Attendance at 4 Trustee meetings (4 x 3 hours, 1 face-to-face in London each year).
  • Pre-Board meetings to review finances.
  • Attendance at 1 Board development event (3 hours).
  • Preparation and reading of papers (4 x 2 hours).
  • Others including AGM, training and interactions with the finance team and executives.

Who we are looking for

You will have a professional accounting qualification and experience operating at board level as a charity trustee or non-executive director. Experience in how a business runs will allow you to advise fellow trustees on business decisions by highlighting the risks and opportunities. It is also desirable to understand healthcare delivery in the UK, whether from a private, public, or charity perspective.

More important than the specifics of your background, is your genuine desire to see improvements in the quality of healthcare delivery and patient outcomes in the UK. With the motivation to be on a voluntary board in a charity, you will engage in both a meaningful and committed way.

This role will suit somebody keen to work with smart and intelligent professionals, respected in their fields of expertise and who come together in a friendly productive way as a board. This is a positive board environment where all trustees are respected for their contribution and commitment.

The HQIP board will also benefit from someone with a broader commercial, business, and organisational perspective, beyond finance and the healthcare sector — to help HQIP continue to evolve and develop.

Please click 'Apply on Website’ to be redirected to the Peridot Partners website, where you can find full details of the candidate profile and register your interest to apply.

Applications for this role close at 9 a.m. Wednesday 18th October 2023. 

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