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Care Quality Commission

Who we are

We’re the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

Our purpose

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

Our role

Throughout our work we:



  • Excellence – being a high-performing organisation
  • Caring – treating everyone with dignity and respect
  • Integrity – doing the right thing
  • Teamwork – learning from each other to be the best we can

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 teams allow for a more creative and productive environment. They bring different viewpoints, knowledge and experience.

Our new three-year 'Diversity and Inclusion strategy - Our Inclusive Future' sets out our ambitions and journey to help achieve our vision of being a truly inclusive organisation where all our people are valued, can thrive and make a difference.


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


We want our teams to reflect the communities we serve.

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of:

  • Age
  • Disability*
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Gender reassignment/identity/expression
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Religion or belief
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • 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 recruitment@cqc.org.uk.



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

Have an equality and diversity policy covering staffing issues. This includes a specific policy to make reasonable adjustments for disabled colleagues

Conduct 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 people equality networks:

  • Disability
  • Race equality
  • LGBT+
  • Equality and human rights
  • Gender equality
  • Carers

to help develop our equality practice, and support people.

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