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Vacancy for Acute Inspector (Central South West)

Salary Grade B - £37,321 (National)
Directorate Hospitals
Function Acute Hospitals - Inspection
Job Type Permanent/Secondment
Hours of Work 37

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Acute Inspector (Central South West)

***Please note, this role is home-based in the Central South West region, therefore candidates MUST reside in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Hertfordshire, Coventry, Warwickshire or Worcestershire to be considered***

Contract - 1x Full time permanent role and 1x Full time fixed term role (12 Months)

Salary – Grade B; £37,321 (National)

About Us

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 Inspectors to join our Central South West team within our Hospital (Acute) Directorate. As an inspector, you’ll be responsible for a portfolio of services. These may include both NHS and independent sector providers. You will be responsible for the inspection of these providers and production of reports that explain our findings. These reports are published publically on our website. You’ll also lead sub teams on inspections to larger services. These sub teams will be formed by people who are experts who have used these services, specialist clinical advisors working in the same type of service and other CQC staff.

As part of a vibrant team, you’ll enjoy a varied remit as you inspect and regulate services to make sure they are safe, effective, responsive, caring and well led.  Responsible for monitoring allocated portfolios, you’ll ensure all is in order by maintaining an audit trail of key records and information on a regular basis. It’s a role with plenty of autonomy and team-working too so you’ll need to be able to work successfully at all levels both internally and externally.

This role is interesting, challenging and rewarding, inspectors are required to be confident and informed about what good care looks like.

About You

You will be required to evaluate evidence, understand specialist terminology and interpret this ready for publication, you will have to be competent and confident and able to communicate at all levels. Most of all you’ll be enthusiastic, motivated and willing to lead by example in the achievement of personal, team and national goals.

You are required to be computer literate and confident at articulating coherent rationales for action based on robust evidence both written and verbally. You’ll come from a professional healthcare background where you have gained a thorough understanding of the needs of people who use these services.

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 – Thursday 25th October 2018 at 11:45pm

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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