Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) has a history of over 40 years since its inception when the first personnel manager roles were created in the UK health sector. Previously to that, personnel was part of the general administration function.

The first meeting in Lichfield of what was then called National Association of Health Service Personnel Officers (NAHSPO) was in 1974 when colleagues gathered together to compare shared experience, develop their skills and discuss how they could improve the health of the nation through good HR practices.

The organisation has been through several chapters during its history, including three name changes.

The organisation was renamed Association of Healthcare HR Management (AHHRM) in 1994 and renamed as Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) in 2005. Most importantly, HPMA has always been about HR professionals, coming together to listen, learn, share ideas and challenges and doing so to improve the quality of our health and care services, thereby improving the lives of people across the UK.

HPMA became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) a couple of years ago and has been through a period of embedding new governance arrangements, defining HPMA’s vision and strategy and undertaking a transformation of the operational activities, appointing its first Executive Director in July 2017.


The Chief Executive Officer will provide strategic leadership and management of the charity ensuring continued development for our members and support that meets their needs. The post holder will develop the scope and reach of the charities activities and lead the organisation in the implementation of its strategic plan. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for ensuring that the charity is professionally run, well administered, and meets it governance responsibilities. They are also required to maintain an effective organisation, capable of delivering excellent services for the members in line with the mission, vision, and values. The Chief Executive Officer will ensure that HPMA is recognised by multiple stakeholders as a world class member organisation for healthcare people professionals.

Closing date: Sunday 11th of February 

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Meet the Consultant

Richard Haggarty

With over 16 years’ senior recruitment experience within the health and care sector, Richard is a Divisional Lead within the Manchester office for Castlefield. His key areas of focus are Human Resources & Organisational Development, and Workforce Transformation. Whilst he is based in Manchester, Richard recruits nationally and has a particular focus on placing candidates in fixed term, permanent and interim positions.

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