Audit Lead - National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA)

42064.00 - 44794.00 GBP Annual
25 May 2019
05 Jun 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time

Fixed term contract to 30 June 2021

We are seeking an Audit Lead to play a key role in the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit, which is based at the Lindsay Stewart Centre for Audit and Clinical Informatics (The Centre) within the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team that carries out high quality clinical audit in maternity services. The role involves:

  • Overseeing the development of the clinical reports, as well as the NMPA methodology,
  • Building and managing relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the system; from those collecting the data at the front–line to national policy–makers, as well as women and their families, our academic partners and funder; and
  • Ensuring the programme of work is fulfilling its key objectives to stimulate the improvement of maternity services.

About us

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women's health care across the world. We do this by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and working with partners to advocate for women's health and health care across their life course. We are a global leader in this specialist area and are in our 90th year, supporting 16,000 members in the UK and internationally.

We are a values–led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the centre of all we do.

Based in the RCOG, The Centre works with world leading institutions and partners, including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the Health Foundation, Oxford University, and the Department of Health and Social Care on a diverse set of nationally funded research programmes focused on advancing the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.

About the role

The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) is a national audit that evaluates the quality of care received by women and newborns cared for by hospital services in England, Wales and Scotland. Its aim is to assess the organisation of maternity services as well as to provide timely, high quality data that compares the care provided and outcomes achieved by providers of maternity care across a range of audit measures.

Funded by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, the NMPA is supported by a number of partners including Royal Colleges, Universities and public bodies.

The Audit Lead role will lead the practical implementation and successful delivery of the Audit. Reporting to the Senior Director – Clinical Quality, and responsible for a small specialist team, you will oversee all aspects of the delivery including clinical audit reports, data management and reporting, as well as engaging women, families and other academic and public sector stakeholders throughout the work.

This is a unique opportunity to develop your career with leading experts including college research and clinical staff, as well as LSHTM staff and may have an honorary appointment at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine subject to agreement.

The post holder will be based at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists .


As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • A postgraduate degree (MSc or equivalent) health services research, statistics, epidemiology or related discipline and/or a clinical qualification (medical or midwifery Experience in mixed methods research in a health services setting
  • Experience of managing complex projects or programmes
  • Experience of working in clinical research or audit
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders including clinicians and national leaders.


As an important member of the team, you will be located in our well–resourced offices overlooking Regent's Park, with a move planned for November 2019 to brand new bespoke offices in London Bridge. We offer a friendly working environment with an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working hours
  • First class pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Subsidised gym membership

How to apply

To apply, please visit our website via the Apply button, to download the full Job Description and Person Specification, along with the application form.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17 June 2019

Interview date: Thursday 11 July 2019

If you have further questions you can contact the HR Department on .

At RCOG we are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. We value diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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