Work With Us

Come and work with us here at Aqua and have the opportunity to be at the centre of improving quality in the health and care sector.

There are lots of ways to get involved, including working for us, becoming an affiliate or a lived experiences affiliate, as well as joining our fellowship programme.

Read about our current opportunities below.


We employ a mix of both clinical and non-clinical staff in a wide variety of roles. All our vacancies are advertised on the NHS jobs website; current vacancies can be viewed here.

Project Support Officer

We are currently hiring a Band 4 Project Support Officer.

As a programme support officer, you will be responsible for supporting the Project Manager and Programme Leads to deliver quality improvement courses, events and to also support the roll-out of programmes within the Safety & Mortality, Person Centred Care & Academy Portfolio. The role involves administrative and clerical support, event management and programme co-ordination and support.

For more information, visit the vacancy here.


Closing date: 3 December


For further information about the role please contact siobhan.reading@nca.nhs.uk

Lived Experience

Our Lived Experience Affiliates support and challenge Aqua’s programme of work; from developing the ideas, designing the programmes and in their delivery and evaluation. Their insight, experience and stories ensure that co-production, person centeredness and the patient/user service voice are at the heart of our programmes.

Our Lived Experience Panel are experienced in reviewing and evaluating services from a service user perspective and can make recommendations for quality improvement. The Panel work with engagement networks to gather experiences and views from to help develop services that meet peoples’ needs.

Information about panel vacancies will be posted here, however if you have any questions or wish to know more please contact Paul Greenwood, our Patient Experience Lead: Paul.Greenwood@srft.nhs.uk


We also employ a number of associates and affiliates in particular subject areas to work alongside our staff.

Aqua Affiliates are external contractors who help deliver specific pieces of work or projects. These opportunities will be advertised on our website and on the Gov.uk Contracts Finder website. We welcome CVs from experienced colleagues, but all vacancies follow our recruitment process.

Aqua Associates are colleagues recruited from across our member organisations, to help deliver particular programmes or share their experience with our wider members. These are advertised through our regular member communications and bulletins, as well as our Twitter or LinkedIn profiles. To keep up to date with these opportunities, please subscribe for email updates at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to be considered for future opportunities, please send your CV to Julie.Clark@srft.nhs.uk

If you’d like to find out more, or have comments and enquiries please get in touch.

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