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Adult Social Care Inspector - England

Salary £37,321 (National) or £42,050 (London, if applicable)
Directorate Adult Social Care
Function Adult Social Care - Inspection
Job Type Permanent/Secondment
Hours of Work 37 hpw

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Adult Social Care Inspector - England

Salary: Grade B - £37,321 (National) or £42,050 (London, if applicable)

Location: Home based

North Region - Potential of Fixed Term opportunities

Central, London & South Regions - Potential of Permanent and/or Fixed Term opportunities

Depending upon business needs there may be the potential for fixed term opportunities to become permanent roles in the future.

We are always keen to hear from experts in the field of Adult Social Care who would like to join our Inspection Teams and support us in our purpose of ensuring health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, and high-quality care.

The number of vacancies we have within each of our regions can and does fluctuate. However, we are currently inviting applications for all of our regions across England to allow those interested in a role with CQC to begin their recruitment journey with us. Applications will be reviewed by one of our Hiring Managers and if successful you will then be ready and waiting to join one of our assessment events as soon as vacancies become available within your selected region.

About CQC

As the independent regulator of health and social care in England, CQC ensures people are provided with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care. As part of our inspection, monitoring and regulatory activities, we support health and social care providers in making improvements, and publish what we find to help people choose care.

Planning, analysing and delivering – how your skills can make a difference to Adult Social Care.

About the Role

Use your operational management experience to make a difference in adult social care, reporting on how well services meet requirements to be safe, effective, responsive, caring and well led. Managing your own portfolio of providers, you will plan and carry out a risk-based inspection programme, ensuring records are regularly updated and that there is a clear audit trail. This includes assessing and analysing information from a variety of channels, such as service users and safeguarding experts, as well as visiting services in person. Where problems are encountered, you will take enforcement action, escalating complex cases as necessary. Working from a home base, you’ll have plenty of autonomy, but with the support and expert input of a wider team.

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About you

Your background in health or social care will have fuelled a passion for making a difference in adult social care. This will be matched by well-honed operational skills and experience of working in a regulatory, risk-focused environment. A confident decision-maker, you will understand the importance of analytical information and risk-based methodologies. You’ll be ready to make the case for action based on robust evidence and will have strong communication and team-working skills, including the ability to build sound working relationships with people at all levels.

Role locations

The 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.  

Closing date for applications – Tuesday 31st July 2018 at 11:45pm. However, please note that we do reserve the right to close the advert at any time, depending on the volume of applications received, and business requirements.

Shortlisting and Assessment Process

Please note that as we may not always have vacancies within your selected area, your application may be held for a period of time before being reviewed. However please do be assured your application will be reviewed as soon as possible, at which point we will be back in touch.

Assessments will only be held when we have vacancies - successful applicants will be selected and invited based on their locations and the location of the role available.

Our assessment events include a number of exercises and a final interview.

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.
  • 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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