Research & Quality Improvement Lead

Closing date: Monday 31 January, 9am

About Us

We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. 

Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of and for which there is no known cure. Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But they're not alone. We're here for them. And we're not going anywhere until we've beaten Crohn's and Colitis for good.  

The role

£28,000 - £32,000 per annum depending on experience
Place of work: Flexible

A great opportunity to join our Research and Quality Improvement team as a Research & Quality Improvement Lead.  This role will support the delivery of the charity’s new research strategy, including our programme of grants, working with networks and partners to drive increased investment in research, and our work to support increased patient and public involvement in research. You will also support our involvement in projects and programmes to improve the quality and standards of health services for people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis across the UK.

About you

Having worked in this area you will have experience of supporting research and the delivery of quality improvement projects and programmes in a UK wide healthcare context. You’ll have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, being able to build and maintain effective relationships with all our stakeholders and enabling you to work collaboratively within teams. You will also be a proactive individual who is able to identify, develop and deliver new and exciting initiatives.

If you like the sound of this position and think you have what we are looking for then we would like to hear from you.

The future

The charity is at a really exciting point. We are in excellent financial health and moving to a new strategy which will give you the chance to put a personal stamp on the actions we are taking to improve the quality of life for people with Crohn’s and Colitis. 

Our location

We are based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, so we are easily accessible by road and rail. But one thing we have learned from the pandemic, is that we are able to work very effectively from home. In this role, there is plenty of scope for doing that although there will be times when you will need to be at face-to-face meetings. It is possible therefore you could live almost anywhere in the country. If you want to be considered for the role but are worried about location, talk to us – it may work!


How to apply

Closing date: Monday 31 January (9am)

To apply for this position, please email your up-to-date CV and supporting statement to  We will be considering applications as they are received and will arrange interviews as soon as possible, so if you are interested in us and our position please don't delay submitting your application.

Also, please complete our Equal opportunities monitoring form

Alternatively, post your application to:

Human Resources
Crohn’s & Colitis UK
1 Bishops Square
AL10 9NE