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CQC jobs: Inspection roles - Mental Health

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These roles are interesting, challenging and rewarding, inspectors and inspection managers are required to be confident and informed about what good mental health care looks like.

You will be responsible for the inspection of mental health, substance misuse and learning disability services providers, including both NHS and independent sector. 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.

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 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.

Inspection roles include:

  • Inspector – responsible for a portfolio of mental health, substance misuse and learning disability services
  • Assistant Inspector - supporting inspectors in all tasks from planning to report publication
  • Inspection Manager – ensuring a consistent, CQC approach as you inspect and rate providers in your area, and lead your team by example

See the recruitment listing for our current vacancies.

Last updated:
29 May 2017


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