Chief Inspector of Hospitals
Care Quality Commission, Chief Inspector of Hospitals
Location, Flexible base, national travel, c. 2 – 3 days a week in London
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. CQC’s role is to ensure that health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, whilst encouraging improvement to these services. The CQC's new five year strategy, Shaping the Future, sets out an ambitious plan for a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation so more people receive more high quality care. The next five years will be an exciting period and the Chief Inspector of Hospitals will play a pivotal role in turning this strategy into a reality.
The Chief Inspector will take over from Professor Sir Mike Richards, who retires later in 2017, and will be responsible for the delivery of a new flexible intelligence driven inspection model that can accommodate new models of care, in line with CQC’s strategy. Accountable to the Chief Executive and a member of CQC’s Unitary Board and executive team, the Chief Inspector will be a highly influential figure who possesses the requisite political acumen and professional standing to be credible with the Secretary of State, clinical professionals, the public and the 500 professionals in the Hospitals Directorate.
The successful candidate for this pivotal role will need to be a gifted communicator and leader, capable of engaging a dispersed team. They will need to demonstrate the ability to engage clinicians, ministers and members of the public and contribute as a senior leader to CQC's strategy and direction. The Chief Inspector will be a clinician or board executive with significant experience in the NHS, have impeccable professional values, and the ability to act as the authoritative public face of the CQC in communication with the media and the public about the national state of healthcare.
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Closing date: Noon, 17 April 2017