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  • Advertised from 24th November 2021
  • 12 Month maternity cover contract. 37.5 hrs a week - Flexible working requests will be consider
  • plus excellent benefits


Q is an ambitious initiative connecting thousands of people working to make health and care better across the UK and Ireland. Q is part of respected charity the Health Foundation, working in partnership with organisations across the UK and Ireland. You can find out more in the application pack briefing statement or on Q’s website.

The Head of Design and Collaboration leads Q’s growing Labs network. This involves leading an exciting partnership with NHSX on remote monitoring, providing strategic input to our new Lab in Wales and helping to develop plans for future programme partnerships.

Critical to success will be experience of partnership work and credibility navigating fields relevant to the Lab approach: improvement, social innovation, systems thinking and design.

Collaborative by nature and training, you’ll have experience of bringing together diverse perspectives to make health and care better.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior leader to join a widely respected and dynamic initiative. Directly managing a small team, you’ll also be part of Q’s overall leadership team, helping to shape the direction of the initiative.

To find out more about the role and what we are looking for, please read the job description.

You can also arrange for a short informal conversation with the Q Director or the Head of Design & Collaboration in advance via Purnima Anhal (

Application notes

Please apply online - submit your CV together with a response to the following four application questions. Q Head of design and collaboration questions

Application deadline:,Sunday 5th December 2021 at 23:59

Interview dates: There will be a two-stage process. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to undertake an exercise, followed by a formal interview to be held on Friday 17th December 2021

The Health Foundation values diversity and champions inclusion and strongly encourages applications from all sections of the community.