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Assistant Inspector - PMS (South West)

Salary National - £24,982
Directorate Primary Medical Services
Function PMS - Inspection
Job Type Permanent
Hours of Work 37

About Us

Assistant Inspectors – PMS

Salary: Grade D - £24,982 (National)

Contract: Full Time 37 Hours and Permanent

Location: Homeworking, covering the South West Region (Covering Bath, Bristol, Devon, Cornwall, Swindon and Wiltshire)

***Due to travel requirements, you will be required to reside within one of the locations above or be willing to relocate into that region (relocation assistance is not provided by CQC) in order to be considered for these roles. ***

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 Primary Medical Services 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  inspection planning and reporting templates.

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.

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.

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.

Closing Date: Monday 26th March 2018 at 11.45pm

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