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Assistant Inspector - Adult Social Care

Salary £24,982 National £29,664 London
Directorate Adult Social Care
Function Adult Social Care - Inspection
Job Type Fixed Term
Hours of Work 37

About Us

Assistant Inspectors – Adult Social Care

Salary: Grade D, £24,982 (National) £29,664 (London)

Location: Home based within the North East and Coast, North West, North Central and South East regions

10 x Fixed Term Contract/Secondment opportunities for 2 years

About CQC

CQC is the 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.

About the role

As an Assistant Inspector, you will work alongside and directly support the work of Inspection Managers and Inspectors within the Adult Social Care directorate, to ensure the delivery of high quality inspections.  You will provide support for a hub area, assisting in tasks that Inspectors undertake, supporting the Inspection Team by gathering and collating evidence including contributing to its corroboration; pre-inspection, during an inspection visit and post inspection.  It may include collating data and helping to plan the inspection timetables and accompany an Inspection Team using the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SoFi).

This role is interesting, challenging and rewarding. As an Assistant Inspector you will be required to work in a fast paced environment taking new ideas and challenges on board quickly to ensure a high quality service. With some understanding of health and social care, you will have previous work experience from which you can demonstrate the required skills for the role. You will be required to manage complex workloads, demonstrating high levels of attention to detail and excellent organisational abilities. Most of all you'll be enthusiastic, passionate and willing to learn to support us in the achievement of our organisational goals, whilst being a role model of CQC’s values and behaviours.

About you

You'll hold an A-level qualification or an equivalent qualification in social care and health. You will have proven experience of working in health or social care such as regulation, service provision, private or voluntary sector.

You will need to be resilient and self-motivated, have strong analytical and written skills and be confident in analysing large amounts of data of all types to produce detailed written reports. You will be a good communicator, and have the ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders and people across a range of organisations at all levels and in multiple settings.

Role locations

The Assistant Inspector roles for Adult Social Care are Home based. There will be a requirement to travel regularly within your region.  Please state your preferred location on your application form.

North Central - covers South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and all West Yorkshire except Leeds

North East and Coast - covers the North East, North East Cumbria, North Yorkshire, York, East Riding, Hull, Leeds, N Lincolnshire and  NE Lincolnshire

North West - covers Lancashire, South Cumbria, Liverpool, Cheshire and Merseyside

South East – covers Kent and Sussex

Due to travel requirements, you will be required to reside within the location you are applying for, or be willing to relocate into that region (relocation assistant is not provided by CQC) in order to be considered for these roles.

These roles are available on a two year fixed term or secondment basis.

Closing Date – 11.45pm on 23rd May 2017.

External Candidate Information

Due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage.
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.

Assessment Process

You will be shortlisted based on the competencies required for the role as outlined by the accompanying job description.

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

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