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NJR associate director of operational and contract management
  • Location: London (some national travel may occasionally be required)
  • Salary:  c. £55k
  • Closing date for applications:  Friday 8 April 2016

HQIP is a small, dynamic organisation with a broad remit that is entering an exciting phase in its development. A key strand of our work programme is the commissioning and management of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcome Programme on behalf of NHS England with whom we work closely.

The National Joint Registry of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man (NJR) collects data about joint replacement surgery (hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, ankles) in order to provide an early warning of issues relating to patient safety improve the quality of outcomes and ensure cost effectiveness of joint replacement surgery, through monitoring and reporting outcomes on orthopaedic implants, hospitals and surgeons, and supporting and enabling research. The NJR is the largest arthroplasty register and one of the most influential healthcare registries in the world with a significant international profile.

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The NJR management team, based at HQIP, manages the registry’s work across its governance structure- comprising the NJR Steering Committee and eight NJR sub-committees and services contracted through three key contracts covering data collection and management, statistical analysis, support and research and communications. 

We are now seeking to recruit to a new senior post of associate director for operational and contract management to join the NJR team. This is a key position. 

You will be at the heart of NJR management, overseeing all aspects of NJR business, contracts and finance, managing significant projects and work streams to ensure the NJR fulfils its strategic objectives.  If you are seeking a new and exciting challenge to take a lead management role with an internationally recognised clinical register and have the relevant experience and skills, we would love to hear from you.

We support flexible working and are based in the City of London with excellent transport links.

Associate director for operational and contract management, NJR

The work of the NJR focuses on the following key strategic areas:
  • Patient safety and patient outcomes
  • Surgeon and implant performance monitoring
  • Information availability and data access
  • Research and data management
  • Data quality
  • International collaboration
  • Service development
  • Stakeholder communications

Key requirements of this position are:

  • Performance and budget management of the three main NJR contracts
  • Contract negotiation and evaluation
  • Responsibility for the operational management of NJR programme delivery
  • Overseeing the work of NJR sub committees and ensuring delivery of actions
  • Supporting the NJR strategic  and  annual planning processes
  • Supporting the NJR financial planning process and monitoring budget performance
  • Project managing  key NJR developments
  • Deputizing for the director of operations and associate director for research and governance, as required 

Key personal specification requirements are:

  • Graduate or higher level and/or  relevant professional qualification
  • Typically up to 10 years’ relevant experience
  • Familiarity with healthcare provision and the NHS is preferable , as well as working within a programme management environment
  • Ability to employ professional judgement and capacity to deal with a complex work agenda
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Sound skills and experience of staff management, budget management, and contract management
  • Highly developed verbal and  written communication skills and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage relationships and collaborate effectively both internally and externally 

How to apply:

Please send your application form with a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification to

Closing date for applications:  Friday 8 April 2016

Interviews are planned for Thursday 5 May 2016 although this may be subject to change.

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