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Vacancy for Senior Parliamentary and Stakeholder Engagement Adviser
|Directorate||Strategy & Intelligence|
|Hours of Work||37|
Senior Parliamentary and Stakeholder Engagement Adviser
Grade B, £42,050 per annum (London)
CQC is an 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.
Benefits Package: CQC additionally offer an excellent benefits package of 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.
This role is based within CQC’s Parliamentary Government and Stakeholder Engagement (PGSE) team, which sits within our Engagement directorate.
About the role
We are pleased to advertise this exciting new role of Senior Parliamentary and Stakeholder Engagement Adviser, which will help to lead on key aspects of CQC’s parliamentary and stakeholder engagement and uphold our accountability as an organisation.
As a Senior Parliamentary and Stakeholder Engagement Adviser, you will be responsible for leading the delivery of CQC’s engagement with Parliament and other stakeholder organisations in order to ensure the organisation is open, transparent, and upholds its accountability to Parliament to the highest possible standard. To this end, you will take a particular lead on engagement with Select Committees and other parliamentary committees, working with colleagues to draft written submissions as well as preparing senior colleagues to provide oral evidence. You will also take a lead on legislation, briefing colleagues internally and project managing CQC’s engagement with government departments and others.
You will support constructive partnership working with external organisations, and you will build relationships with key strategic contacts. You will also help ensure that CQC’s work is informed by the external stakeholder environment. Finally, you will work to ensure that CQC’s independent voice reaches Parliament and external stakeholders effectively and efficiently.
The successful candidate will support senior colleagues including the Chair and Chief Executive by providing timely briefings to support meetings with Parliamentarians and other stakeholders. You will support the Parliamentary and Stakeholder Engagement Manager by supporting the management of the team, mentoring more junior colleagues, and advising the organisation on strategic external engagement.
You will be able to provide calm and measured responses to time-critical situations and will understand when it is necessary to escalate to ensure resolution.
With substantial experience of the delivery of Parliamentary and Stakeholder engagement, along with excellent oral and written communication skills. You should have effective leadership skills and the ability to multitask and manage multiple business critical 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: 11:45pm on 20th December 2018
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.
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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