Top job! Q Strategy and Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £68,635
  • London - Salisbury Square, EC4Y 8AP
  • Closing 20th June 2021

  • Advertised from 7th June 2021
  • Permanent. 37.5 hrs a week (Flexible working requests will be considered)


Please note that we are currently working remotely and will be moving to a hybrid working offer as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.

Q is an ambitious initiative connecting thousands of people working to make health and care better across the UK and Ireland. Q offers a vibrant networking and development programme, a participatory grant funding programme and ground-breaking improvement Labs. 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 links below or on Q’s website.

The Q Strategy and Development Lead plays a pivotal part in shaping and delivering the strategy for the Q Initiative.

This post will lead the development of our cross-cutting strategy for Q’s long-term sustainability. We have big ambitions: with an indicative 10 years backing and £50m+ funding from our partners, we now need to chart a path to a new funding mix and increased organisational independence.

Critical to success will be working collaboratively with the Q Director, new Board, and Leadership Team and grounding future plans in our mission and ways of working as a team.

Not just about bold strategy, this post also holds delivery accountability for Q’s innovative grant funding programme (Q Exchange) and for leading delivery of our newest offer – bringing together improvement leaders across the UK and Ireland - from concept to scale.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior leader to join a widely respected and dynamic team. Naturally collaborative, you’ll bring flexible strategy skills and business development experience, with a focus on working creatively with others.

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Application deadline: Sunday 20 June, 23:59

Interview dates:

There will be a two-stage process:

First round interviews scheduled to take place remotely on 1 and 2 July 2021

Preferred candidates will be invited back for a remote second round interview on 8 and 9 July 2021

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