Senior Lawyer – Legal Services, PMS & Hospitals
Job available in these locations:
London, United Kingdom
Leeds, United Kingdom
Homebased – Flexible, United Kingdom
Grade: A £50,466 (National Framework) or £55,484 (London Framework – if you are London office based or homebased and live within the boundary of the M25) – There is also an additional homeworking allowance of £514 per annum for those working from home.
Are you committed to helping us regulate health and social care within England?
When thinking about what drives you every day in your job, what keeps you motivated and passionate about your work, what comes to mind? For 3000+ people at the CQC, we end each day knowing that we have made a difference to the lives of those most in need in our communities. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve. We are looking for people who are caring, demonstrate integrity and work well as part of a team to join with us and share in this sense of achievement. If you would like to help us make a positive impact to health and social care within England, then read on.
Why this could be a great role for you…
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 Senior Lawyer working in the Hospitals & PMS Legal Team, you will be leading on the delivery of legal advice to the Hospitals and Primary Medical Services Operational Teams and Regulatory Leadership Function. The work is interesting and often high profile. There will also be opportunity to work on a wide range of different projects across the wider legal team. 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 colleagues across all the teams with the Governance and Legal Services Directorate.
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 can offer you…
Your health and wellbeing are important to us and are supported through generous annual leave (starting at 27 days and rising with service to 32.5days, plus 8 Bank Holidays), 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, fleet cars, plus we also have an internal reward scheme which could see you earn yourself a voucher or two! All our Homeworkers are also kitted out with everything they need to comfortably work from home.
We want to support you to succeed and be your very best, with opportunities for training and development along with the support of experienced managers and mentors.
We want to make working for CQC a great experience for everyone, and to role model a diverse and representative culture. To support an inclusive environment where colleagues feel empowered to bring their whole self to work, we support a variety of staff networks, including the Race Equality Network, LGBT+ Equality Network, Carers Equality Network, Disability Equality Network and Gender Equality network.
What you will bring…
You’ll be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with a minimum of 5 years post-qualification experience. You will have strong leadership skills and can evidence your persuading and influencing abilities.
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 Operational Teams. 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.
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.
For an informal discussion or further information about this role please contact Hiring Manager – Nikki Fashola, Legal Manager for Hospitals and PMS: Nikki.email@example.com
Closing date: Sunday 12 June 2022 at 11.59pm.
Potential interview dates: 20 and 21 June 2022.
Please note some roles may be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
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, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
For this role, we are particularly encouraging people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities to apply, who are currently under-represented at this level in the organisation.
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