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Vacancy for ASC Assistant Inspector - North Region

Salary £24,982pa (National)
Directorate Adult Social Care
Function Adult Social Care - Inspection
Job Type Fixed Term
Hours of Work 37hpw

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ASC Assistant Inspector - North Region

Salary: Grade D, £24,982pa (National)

Contract: Fixed term contract until 31st March 2020

Location: Home based (must be able to cover Liverpool, Merseyside and Cheshire area OR Greater Manchester and Lancashire area OR South and West Yorkshire area OR Yorkshire, Humber & North East Lincolnshire)

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 11:45pm

About CQC

CQC is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve. We monitor, inspect and regulate services to ensure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care. CQC is committed to and supports the values that underpin the very foundation of who we are:

  • Excellence - Being a high-performing organisation
  • Caring - Treating everyone with dignity and respect
  • Integrity - Doing the right thing
  • Teamwork - Learning from each other to be the best we can

CQC is dedicated to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination.

CQC additionally offer an excellent benefits package of 27+ days annual leave (increasing with years of service) plus bank holidays, NHS pension scheme, NHS fleet hire, cycle scheme, childcare vouchers, employee support package and an employee discount scheme. CQC also offers an excellent flexible working policy and reimburse any travel and accommodation undertaken for CQC. Lastly, for our inspectorate staff, CQC offer a home working allowance covering telephone and broadband, car user allowance, home office equipment and technology in line with our homeworking policy.

For further information, please see:

* Planning, analysing and delivering

– how your skills can make a difference to Adult Social Care? *

About the Role

As an Assistant Inspector, you will work alongside and directly support the work of Inspection Managers and Inspectors within the Adult Social Care directorate, to ensure the delivery of high quality inspections. You will provide support for a hub area, assisting in tasks that Inspectors undertake, supporting the Inspection Team by gathering and collating evidence including contributing to its corroboration; pre-inspection, during an inspection visit and post inspection.  This role is interesting, challenging and rewarding. As an Assistant Inspector you will be required to work in a fast-paced environment taking new ideas and challenges on board quickly to ensure a high-quality service. With some understanding of health and social care, you will have previous work experience from which you can demonstrate the required skills for the role. You will be required to manage complex workloads, demonstrating high levels of attention to detail and excellent organisational abilities. Most of all you'll be enthusiastic, passionate and willing to learn to support us in the achievement of our organisational goals, whilst being a role model of CQC’s values and behaviours.

About You

You'll hold an A-level qualification or an equivalent qualification in social care and health. You will have proven experience of working in health or social care such as regulation, service provision, private or voluntary sector.

You will need to be resilient and self-motivated, have strong analytical and written skills and be confident in analysing large amounts of data of all types to produce detailed written reports. You will be a good communicator, and have the ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders and people across a range of organisations at all levels and in multiple settings.

Role Locations

The Assistant Inspector roles for Adult Social Care are Home based. There will be a requirement to travel regularly within your region. Sometimes this travel will be planned and sometimes this travel will be at short notice and can even on occasions be outside of normal business hours. Therefore, to fulfil this role you must be able to accommodate the need to travel in a responsive and effective way without impact to the requirements of the role.  

** Please note, due to travel requirements, you will be required to reside in, or on the border of one of the following areas: Liverpool, Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South, West or East Yorkshire, Humberside or North East Lincolnshire.

Assessment Process

You will be shortlisted based on the competencies required for the role as outlined by the accompanying job description. Once shortlisted, successful applicants will be invited to attend an assessment centre which will include a number of exercises and a final interview.

Please note appointment into this role is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

On commencement into the role you will undertake a 16-week Induction programme where you will be required to work full-time hours for this period and there will also be some travel and the need to be away from home overnight at times.

External Candidate Information

• Please provide referee details for a full 3 year employment history on your application along with relevant information to support any gaps in employment, we will not approach your referees without your prior consent.

• Please note that if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of this vacancy closing, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

• Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage.

• We must also inform you that, in line with the majority of government organisations, we do not pay travelling expenses for interviewees.

Tier 2

CQC are currently not able to accept applications from anyone requiring Tier 2 sponsorship because there are currently no Tier 2 vacancies.

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