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Children's Services Inspector

Salary £37,321 (National) £42,003 (London)
Directorate Primary Medical Services
Function PMS - Children's Services
Job Type Fixed Term
Hours of Work 37

About Us

Children’s Services Inspectors (2x Fixed Term until 31 October 2021)

Location – Home Based (National)
Grade B - £37,321 (National) £42,003 (London)

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

An exciting opportunity for two fixed-term Children’s Services Inspector has arisen within our Children’s Services Inspection Team, carrying out inspections and reviews, across a number of programmes nationally.  Based in our Primary Medical Services Directorate, as a children’s services inspector you will be part of a highly skilled, specialist team, you’ll enjoy a varied remit as you inspect children’s health services in a number of single agency and multi-agency inspection programmes.  Responsible for leading on, and contributing to, national inspections you’ll undertake on-site activity, analyse evidence, assess risk and produce high quality written reports, maintaining an audit trail of key records and information on a regular basis. It’s a role with plenty of autonomy and team-working too so you’ll need to be able to work successfully at all levels both internally and externally.

Of course, you will live our vision, objectives and values in everything you do. It’s a challenging, unpredictable environment so you’ll need to be flexible and willing to travel to a variety of locations and stay away from home on a regular basis. You will be based at home when not on inspections. This post is for a national programme and the ability to travel regularly and be accommodated away from home when on site for week-long inspections will be required.

About you

You are required to be computer literate and confident at articulating coherent rationales for action based on robust evidence both written and verbally. With the ability to use analytical information and risk-based methodology to inform decision-making, you’ll ideally have leadership background within health services, with knowledge and skills in child safeguarding, children with special educational needs and disabilities, looked after children and the multi-agency landscape of children’s services.  You will have experience of managing challenging scenarios and difficult conversations. Computer literate and an excellent communicator, you’re confident at articulating coherent rationales for action based on robust evidence.

You’ll come from a professional health or social care background where you have gained a thorough understanding of the needs of people who use these services.

As part of a vibrant team, you’ll enjoy a varied remit as you inspect and regulate services to make sure they are safe, effective, responsive, caring and well led.  Responsible for monitoring allocated portfolios, you’ll ensure all is in order by maintaining an audit trail of key records and information on a regular basis. It’s a role with plenty of autonomy and team-working too so you’ll need to be able to work successfully at all levels both internally and externally. The requirement of this role means that you will need to be prepared to travel and stay away from home on a regular basis and preferably hold a full driving licence.

Assessment Process

Due to the specialist nature of this role, once shortlisted, successful applicants will be required to attend an assessment centre that 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

The closing date for this role is Thursday 19 October 2017 at 23:45pm

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