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Vacancy for Parliamentary and Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Salary Grade D; £29,711 (National)
Directorate Strategy & Intelligence
Function Strategy & Intelligence
Job Type Fixed Term
Hours of Work 37

About Us

About CQC

Benefits Package include: 27+ days annual leave (increasing with years of service) and bank holidays, NHS pension scheme, NHS fleet hire, cycle scheme, childcare vouchers, employee support package and an employee discount scheme

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

*Please note this is an office based role within London and is offered as a 12-month fixed-term contract/secondment*

An exciting opportunity for a Parliamentary and Stakeholder Engagement Officer has arisen within our Engagement Directorate.

Reporting to the Parliamentary and Stakeholder Engagement Manager, you will maintain accountability and transparency of information to Parliament and stakeholder organisations through effective engagement.

In this role, you will respond to information requests from parliamentarians while supporting an ongoing programme of engagement between inspection colleagues and MPs.

You will support national and local Parliamentary activity as well as stakeholder engagement with CQC’s key partners. This would include for example: briefing Members of Parliament on our work and our local inspection findings; providing briefings and meeting support; offering support and input into correspondence with Parliamentarians; supporting our Executive Team on effective parliamentary and stakeholder engagement. You will also help to uphold our accountability to Parliament through supporting our work on select committees and legislation.

You will also support engagement with national stakeholders, including other regulators and arms’ length bodies. This would include supporting joint working, ensuring collaborative working relationships within such organisations and facilitating information exchange and partnership working. You will also help to brief our Executive Team ahead of stakeholder meetings they are involved in.

About you

Your degree or equivalent will be matched by experience of working in public affairs or parliamentary or stakeholder engagement Interested in current affairs, you will have a flair for translating complex information into digestible briefings and concise information and presentations. You will thrive in a busy communications environment and while health and social care experience would make you stand out, it is not essential. You will also be willing and able to work to tight deadlines.

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.

Closing Date: 18th November 2018 at 11:45pm

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.

• 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.


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