Job Advert: CQC

Lawyers – PMS & Hospitals

4 locations available
Job available in these locations:
Homebased – Flexible, United Kingdom
Leeds, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Grade B: £37,694  (National Framework) or £42,712 (if you are London office-based or home-based and live within the boundary of the M25) 

Contracted Hours: Full time 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent and Fixed Term/Secondment opportunities for 12 months

Home-based, or office-based in London or Leeds

Closing Date: 
Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 11.59pm

Potential Interview Date: 6th/7th April 2022

Whilst our current vacancies are located within the PMS & Hospitals teams, we may take the opportunity to appoint to potential future vacancies from this campaign. 

Are you committed to helping us regulate health and social care within England?
We are looking for individuals who are caring, demonstrate integrity, work well as part of a team and always strive for excellence in everything they do. Help us make sure health services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.

Let us tell you a little bit about the role…
We all use health services and may know people who access health services. This is an opportunity to join an organisation that has an impact on the improvement agenda for those services, so that you can make a difference to the standard of care people receive in hospitals, mental health services, children’s services, health and justice services and primary medical services. 

CQC’s Governance and Legal Services (GLS) team is established and dynamic. As a Lawyer working in the Hospitals & PMS Legal Team, you will be responsible for delivering advice to the Hospitals and Primary Medical Services Directorates, as well as the opportunity to work across a range of stakeholders in the Health sector. The work is interesting and often high profile. You’ll be required to work closely with our award-winning in-house Litigation Inquests and Prosecution Team to support the exercise of CQC’s enforcement activity and to work with the Lawyers and colleagues across all the teams in GLS.

As a Lawyer within the Hospitals & PMS Legal team, you’ll provide legal advice to our Hospitals & PMS inspection directorates on a variety of civil enforcement matters, including urgent applications for cancellation or suspension. You will also be required to provide policy and regulatory advice. The role requires flexibility to support wider Legal Services team activity. You will also be responsible for developing strong relations throughout the business, using your experience and knowledge to shape legal solutions. 

This is a role for people who are committed to making a difference in this sector; in return, if you have the right skill set, you will develop and enhance your skills in the legal aspects of health and social care regulation.

What we’re looking for from you…
You’ll be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with either 2+ years post-qualification experience, OR newly qualified with proven substantial experience providing legal advice in a health regulation setting or within the Public Sector.

You will have an established history of managing caseloads and proven regulatory or enforcement experience. You must be able to quickly adapt to and be able to advise and present complex legal information in an easily understood and accessible format to CQC’s Inspection Directorates. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across Governance & Legal Services as well as the wider organisation. You will have an eye for detail but also be able see the bigger picture; engaging and influencing colleagues in a supportive manner.  

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to secure and maintain the confidence of a range of Commission stakeholders. You will also be able to analyse risk and benefit within a fast-paced environment, and to reassess priorities on a continual basis. Reporting to the Senior Lawyer, you will also be required to support colleagues across Legal Services. 

We are particularly keen to hear from those with experience working in health and regulation. Does this sound like you? If you have valuable experience in regulatory advisory work, civil litigation (including defending judicial review claims) we would love to hear from you. 

What we can offer you…
Your health and wellbeing are important to us and are supported through generous annual leave, a cycle to work scheme, discounted gym vouchers and access to a free employee assistance service 24 hours a day. We also understand the importance of financial health and offer membership of the NHS pension scheme, contributing about 14% of basic salary. You will also be able to access discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics, and fleet cars.

We want to support you to succeed and have training opportunities and the support of experienced managers and mentors.

For an informal discussion or further information about this role please contact Hiring Manager – Nikki Fashola, Legal Manager (PMS & Hospitals);

Please click on the link below to view accountabilities, skills, and experience required for this role.

CQC is committed to promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where all our people can flourish and reach their full potential. We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore encourage applications from everyone regardless of: age, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability.

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