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Inspectors (Mental Health)

Salary Grade B - £37,321 (National) £42,050 (London)
Directorate Hospitals
Function Mental Health - Inspection
Job Type Permanent
Hours of Work 37

About Us

Inspectors (Mental Health)

Location – Home Based

Grade B - £37,321 (National) £42,050 (London)

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

CQC are seeking to recruit individuals who are deeply passionate about quality in healthcare services and seek to make a lasting contribution to improving the experiences of service users and families.  The role of Inspector gives an opportunity for a dynamic individual to contribute to the delivery of effective regulation, credible inspections and tangible quality improvements across a diverse range of providers.

A skilled communicator; you will engage with staff, service users and stakeholders at every level, demonstrating a transparent approach and interpreting complex information.

The number of vacancies in each region fluctuates however we will accept applications at any time to allow those interested in a role with CQC to begin their recruitment journey with us. Applications will be reviewed by one of our Hiring Managers and if successfully shortlisted, candidates will then be ready and waiting to join one of our assessment events as soon as vacancies become available within your selected region.

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

As part of a committed team, you’ll enjoy a varied remit as you inspect 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 teams on inspections to larger services. These teams will be formed by people who are experts by experience, specialist clinical advisors and other CQC staff. You will play a key role in the end to end inspection process and have a pivotal role in determining the ratings for a provider. 

Following the inspection as relationship owner you will be responsible for monitoring improvement plans and will make an assessment of the pace and impact of change.  

We require our inspectors to be highly autonomous and have the motivation and drive to apply initiative and discipline to your work. You will work as part of a geographically dispersed team and as such we are looking for people who are self-driven and have the energy to manage the dynamic of life in a non-office based environment.

About you

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

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.  With 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 carer’s.

You will be required to evaluate evidence, be computer literate, understand specialist terminology and interpret this ready for publication.  Using your skills and experience you will be competent and confident in communicating with stakeholders 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.

Shortlisting and Assessment Process

Please note that, as we may not always have vacancies within your selected area, your application may be held for a short time before being reviewed. However please do be assured that all applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis, after which point we will be back in touch.

Assessments will only be held when we have vacancies - successful applicants will be selected and invited based on the location of the candidate and the role available.

If successful at shortlisting you will be invited to a scheduled Assessment Centre which will include a number of exercises and a final interview. 

Closing date:  Not applicable, however please note that we do reserve the right to close the advert at any time, depending on the volume of applications received, and business requirements.

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 3 months of submitting your application, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications being received we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage.

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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