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Inspection Planner (Hospitals)

Salary Grade D - £24,982 (National)
Directorate Hospitals
Function Hospitals – Inspection
Job Type Permanent
Hours of Work 37

About Us

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 has arisen to recruit one Inspection Planner within our Hospital (Acute) Directorate.  This role is permanent and will be based within our Central East Team, and will be home based within the Central East Region (Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire/Leicestershire/Lincolnshire).  This post includes extensive travel.

As an Inspection Planner you will co-ordinate the Hospitals Inspection Teams to ensure that CQC can deliver on its programme of inspections across sectors. This includes planning of the inspection and providing clear advice to clinical associates and the provider being inspected.

The Inspection Planner will ensure that the correct procedures are followed consistently and to deadline, despite the fast pace and volume of work, by effectively and efficiently coordinating the activity of colleagues across the organisation, monitoring progress against a critical path and developing supporting documentation.

You will play a key role in the coordination of the planning process, being the vital link between data analysts, Human Resources, National Customer Service Centre, the provider, inspectors, assistant inspectors, the CQC communications team, Inspection Managers and the Head of Hospitals Inspection, as well as providing on-site support during inspections, keeping track of the activities of inspectors and ensuring that, alongside the Heads of Hospital Inspection and Inspection Managers, team members are well-briefed on what is required of them.

About you

Educated to degree-level or equivalent, you're used to delivering projects with a range of national organisations. You’re also adept at building and maintaining positive relationships with everyone you deal with and representing people who use services or work on their behalf. Comfortable working collaboratively to deliver against agreed objectives, your polished communication and presentation skills enable you to quickly secure and maintain the confidence of a range of stakeholders. Evidence of continuous professional development in public relations and marketing or communications would also be a plus, as would substantial knowledge of the health and social care system in England.

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.

Closing date – midnight, Sunday 25 March 2018

Interview date – Thursday 5 April 2018 (CQC Nottingham office)

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