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Working for CQC - our commitment to equality

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CQC is committed to promoting a fair and inclusive workplace. We want all our staff to be able to flourish and reach their full potential.

Our diverse workforce allows for a more creative and productive environment. It brings different viewpoints, knowledge and experience.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our commitment to equality, diversity and human rights underpins our work. We take part in these schemes:

  • Stonewall Diversity Champions programme
  • Business Disability Forum
  • Mindful Employer
  • Employers for carers
  • Positive about disabled people

Inclusive recruitment

We want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of:

  • age
  • gender identity or expression
  • religion or belief
  • disability*
  • ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation

*If you have a disability, you can apply under our guaranteed interview scheme. This means you're guaranteed an interview if you meet the minimum criteria in the job profile. Just tick the relevant box in the monitoring/compliance section of the application form. You can also ask us to make reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process. To do this, contact

Equality of opportunity

Our equality objectives include improving equality of opportunity for our staff and applicants. We:

  • have an equality and diversity policy covering staffing issues. This includes a specific policy to make reasonable adjustments for disabled staff
  • do equality and human rights impact assessments on our work
  • use monitoring information to
    • check we do not discriminate in employment
    • plan positive action to address inequality
  • support staff equality networks:
    • ​disability
    • race equality
    • LGBT+
    • equality and human rights
    • gender equality
    • carers
    to help develop our equality practice, and support staff
Last updated:
27 January 2020