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Adult Social Care Inspector - South East

Salary £37,321 (National)
Directorate Adult Social Care
Function Adult Social Care - Inspection
Job Type Permanent/Secondment
Hours of Work 37

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Care Quality Commission

Adult Social Care Inspector – South East Region

Grade B, £37,321 (National)

Location: Home based - regional - covering Kent, Medway, Sussex and Brighton & Hove

Permanent and Secondment opportunities available

Planning, analysing, delivering – how your skills can make a difference to adult social care.

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.

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.

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.

*Please note that this role is home based and will include regular travel within the South East Region

Closing date for applications – Thursday 31st August 2017 at 11:45pm

Assessment Process

Once shortlisted, successful applicants will need to attend an assessment centre which will 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.
  • 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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