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Vacancy for Acute Inspection Manager - Central Regions

Salary Grade A - £49,966 (National)
Directorate Hospitals
Function Acute Hospitals - Inspection
Job Type Permanent/Secondment
Hours of Work 37

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Acute Inspection Manager (Central Regions)

***Please note, this role is home-based in the Central regions, therefore candidates MUST reside in these areas to be considered. Please see the breakdown of the regions below: ***



Central East

Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire

Central West

Shropshire, Staffordshire, Birmingham and Black Country

Central South East

Essex, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, Norfolk and Suffolk

Contract -  1x Permanent post in Central East and 1x 6 months Fixed Term post in Central East, Central South East and Central West

Salary – Grade A; £49,966 (National)

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 organization
  • 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) and 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.

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About the Role

We are looking for an Inspection Managers to join our Central regional teams within the Hospital (Acute) Directorate.  As an Inspection Manager you will be responsible for a team of Inspectors and a portfolio of services. These may include both NHS and independent sector providers.

It’s a varied role, where you’ll ensure a consistent CQC regulatory approach as we monitor, inspect and rate providers.  You will lead your team by example in making sure services are safe, effective, responsive, caring and well-led. You’ll manage personal and team objectives and agree and sign off local inspection programmes. You’ll also enjoy building and forging effective working relationships both internally and externally, with stakeholders such as other CQC Directorates and NHS Improvement.  Of course, you’ll live our vision, objectives and values in everything you do.

This role is interesting, challenging and rewarding. Inspection managers are required to have proven leadership skills, the ability to motivate, focus and develop individuals and the team whilst being confident and informed about what good care looks like.

About You

To succeed you’ll need experience of managing and leading a team and allocating work effectively, using management information systems.  You will be experienced in working in a health or social care setting and be computer literate.  We expect you to bring out the best in your team, motivating them to achieve excellence.  It’s an exciting, unpredictable environment so you’ll need to be flexible and willing to travel to a variety of locations.  You must be able to prepare and present reports on complex issues with ease and be adept at communicating across all levels.

Most of all you’ll be enthusiastic, motivated and willing to lead a team by example in the achievement of personal, team and national goals.

Assessment Process

Once shortlisted, successful applicants will need to attend an assessment centre which will include a number of exercises and a final interview.

Closing date: 11.45pm on 17th October 2018

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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