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Government Engagement Officer

Salary £29,664 London or £24,982 National per annum
Directorate Strategy & Intelligence
Function Engagement/Communications
Job Type Fixed Term
Hours of Work 37

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Job Title – Government Engagement Officer

Location – Flexible with regular travel to London (especially when Parliament is sitting)

Grade D, £29,664 London or £24,982 National per annum

12 month fixed term contract or secondment

About the role

A key member of our Government Engagement team, you will support the Government Engagement Manager in maintaining the accountability and transparency of information to Government Departments and Parliament.  The successful candidate will work to identify and support opportunities for collegiate working and effective information exchanges, including keeping Government Departments and Parliament informed of the implementation of CQC’s strategy. This will also include ensuring the CQC is kept informed of relevant developments across Government Departments.

In addition, you will be accountable for supporting the Government Engagement Manager in managing CQC’s responses to Parliamentary Questions, ensuring responses are accurate, helpful, timely, and consistent, of a high quality and are logged appropriately. You will also be accountable for providing briefing support for colleagues which reflects appropriate consultation with the wider organisation.

We are looking for an individual with exceptional experience of working in government relations or communications and experience in health or social care or on regulatory issues would be beneficial.

Your ability to manage relationships and collaborate effectively is also crucial for this role.

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.

For further information about the role please view and download the attached job description.

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.

Please ensure you have your line managers permission before submitting an application should you wish to be considered on a secondment basis. 

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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