May 042020

Non-Executive Director - The Hospice Quality Partnership (HQP)

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire
Salary: Unremunerated
Reference: PB / nonexHQP
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Office & Specialist Support
Closing date: 20/05/2020

The company

We are looking for Non Executive Director ideally with a Corporate Law background to play a pivotal part in the growth and development of this great organisation.

You will join an existing board that meets 6 times per year in Macclesfield (this could also be remotely logged into) however there will be an expectation to be involved as and when required throughout the year and to be in touch with fellow board members.

The Hospice Quality Partnership (HQP) was formed to help hospices and is owned by the hospices it serves. Because we’re part of the hospice world, we understand what issues hospices face and how we can help.

We’re a new, innovative, social enterprise with partner hospices from across the UK, who all hold an equal share in the company. Our aim is to help hospices of all sizes save money, by improving procurement, reducing operating costs and sharing data for best practice. By working together on our more entrepreneurial ideas, we also plan to create additional revenue.

That way, we make sure that hospices make their funds go further, to where they’re needed most – looking after their patients and families’ needs.

Our people

Our people have all been involved in the hospice industry for many years and are passionate and knowledgeable about what they do. They believe in hospices delivering a quality service that’s in the best interests of the people who need them.

How we came about

The challenges faced by hospices in the UK are growing. As a nation, we’re living longer which means rising demand for services, while at the same time Government funding is very limited and competing for voluntary income is even tougher. We recognise the need to help hospices to reduce costs and set up HQP to do just that.

We also recognised that the partnership provided a way in which hospices could share data and improve business decision making, and even go one step further to explore opportunities to make money together.

We now offer a range of services to our partners, from supply agreements and up to date performance information, to developing partnership opportunities. Partners become a part of the HQP community where everyone pulls together to reduce costs, add value and save time.

Our values

HQP’s values are simple. We have a passion for hospice care and believe in the strength we have by working together as partners with integrity, accountability and innovation. Supporting our partners is crucial to our success, and we never want to stop learning how to do things better together.

The job

This is a great organisation to join and utilise your expertise to grow the organisation and in return be able to support a number of charities throughout the UK.

This may be your first Non-Executive role in which case you will be supported by the exiting team or you may already have experience of supporting organisations in a non-exec position, the opportunity is open to both.

The person

You will have a sound background in Law (ideally corporate law) and be able to advise on governance and share structures as well as general legal advice.

You will be proactive and be able to commit to the 6 meetings per year and also adhoc conversations as and when needed.

The benefits

This is an unremunerated position.


Paula Barber
Client Director – Charity & Not-for-Profit
Brewster Partners Recruitment Group

M: 07858 518 413
E: [email protected]


To apply for this job, please send your CV to the email above or to [email protected] quoting "Vacancy: Non Exec Director - Unremunerated, Reference: PB / nonexHQP". Thank you for your interest.

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