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Vacancy for Adult Social Care Inspector - South East
|Directorate||Adult Social Care|
|Function||Adult Social Care - Inspection|
|Hours of Work||37 hpw|
* Please note, this role is home-based in the South East Region and due to travel requirements, you MUST reside in the South East (West Kent area) to be considered*
Salary: Grade B - £37,321 (National framework)
Contract: Permanent and fixed-term vacancies available (Depending on business needs there may be potential for fixed-term roles to become permanent in the future).
Location: Home based (must be able to cover the West Kent area)
Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 31st October 2018 at 11:45pm
This role is based within the South East region, covering the West Kent area.
We would strongly encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as we will review and progress applications on an ongoing basis.
If you have already applied for one of our national Inspector campaigns (ref: CQC/2085 or CQC/2235) and have a live application within our recruitment process, please rest assured we are aware of your application and you will be considered for these opportunities and therefore you do not need to apply again.
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: https://www.cqc.org.uk/jobs-cqc
* 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 will have plenty of autonomy, but with the support and expert input of a wider team.
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 will 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. You will be proficient and experienced in the use of IT equipment, with a thorough understanding of Microsoft Office packages and experience of using CRM software to work efficiently from home and while on inspection.
* Please note, although the role is home based, there will be a requirement to travel regularly within the South East area *
Applications will firstly be reviewed against the required competencies for the role as outlined by the accompanying job description. Successful applicants will then be asked to complete a written exercise as the first stage of the recruitment process. Subsequently, if successful, applicants will be invited to attend a competency based interview as the final stage of the recruitment process.
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.
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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