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Inspector - Acute (North West Region)

Salary £37,321 (National)
Directorate Hospitals
Function Acute Hospitals - Inspection
Job Type Permanent
Hours of Work 37

About Us

About Us

Hospitals (Acute) Inspectors (Permanent Post)

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

** Please note that all roles are Home-Based and will include regular travel within the North West region. You will therefore need to live in or near to this area **

About CQC

Here at CQC, we make sure health and social care services provide people with effective, compassionate and high quality care and encourage services to make improvements. 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. Join our committed team to help us deliver our strategic objectives and our vision for the future of quality regulation.

About the role and you

We are looking for Inspectors to join our North West team within our Hospital Directorate. As an inspector, you’ll be responsible for a portfolio of services. These may include both NHS and independent sector providers. You will be responsible for the inspection of these providers and production of reports that explain our findings. These reports are published publically on our website. You’ll also lead sub teams on inspections to larger services. These sub teams will be formed by people who are experts who have used these services, specialist clinical advisors working in the same type of service and other CQC staff.

This role is interesting, challenging and rewarding, inspectors are required to be confident and informed about what good care looks like.

You will be required to evaluate evidence, understand specialist terminology and interpret this ready for publication, you will have to be competent and confident and able to communicate at all levels. Most of all you’ll be enthusiastic, motivated and willing to lead by example in the achievement of personal, team and national goals.

You are required to be computer literate and confident at articulating coherent rationales for action based on robust evidence both written and verbally.

You’ll come from a professional healthcare 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.

Assessment Process

Once shortlisted, the successful applicants will need to attend an Assessment Centre which 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 Monday 23 October 2017 at 23:45pm            

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