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Inspector - Mental Health (North West Team)

Salary £37,321
Directorate Hospitals
Function Mental Health - 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.

Permanent Opportunity x 3 for a Mental Health Inspector

Location – Home Based covering the North West team
Grade B, £37,321 (National)

** Please note that all roles are Home-Based and will include regular travel within the North West Region, specifically the Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral areas. Therefore, candidates MUST live in or near one of these areas.**

As a mental health inspector, you'll be responsible for a portfolio of mental health, substance misuse and learning disability services. These may include both NHS and independent sector providers. You will be responsible for the inspection of these providers to make sure they are safe, effective, responsive, caring and well led. You will produce reports that explain our findings, and lead sub teams on comprehensive inspections to larger services. These sub teams will be formed by people who are experts by experience, specialist clinical advisors and other CQC staff.

This role is interesting, challenging and rewarding. Inspectors are required to be confident and informed about what good mental health care looks like. You should have a good working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2005.  You must be able to demonstrate your commitment to involving people who use these services and their carers. 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, pragmatic and willing to lead by example in the achievement of personal, team and national goals.

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 both community and inpatient mental health services.  You are required to be computer literate and confident at articulating coherent rationales for action based on robust evidence.

External Candidate Information

Due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage.

In line with the majority of government organisations, we do not pay travelling expenses for interviewees.

CQC are currently not able to accept applications from anyone requiring Tier 2 sponsorship because there are currently no Tier 2 vacancies.

Assessment Process

Once shortlisted, successful applicants will need to attend an assessment centre which will include a number of exercises and a final interview. 

Closing date: Tuesday 22nd August 2017 at 23:45pm

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