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Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission

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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

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We have four overarching strategic priorities:

  • Inclusive Culture
  • Inclusive Engagement
  • Inclusive Leadership and Accountability
  • Inclusive Policies and Practices

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


  • 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.



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

*Please contact the recruitment team ( [email protected] ) if you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment process. If you have a disability, you may choose to apply under our guaranteed interview scheme, you'll be guaranteed an interview if you meet the minimum criteria in the job profile. To do so, please select this option on your application form.


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


Benefits at Care Quality Commission

List of all the benefits that Care Quality Commission are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Family Crisis Support
  • Sabbatical & Career Break
  • Remote Working
  • Relocation
  • Professional Development
  • Parental Benefits (inc. Adoption Support)
  • Education Support
  • Pension - Staff can join the NHS pension scheme or, where appropriate, Nest, the government-backed workplace pension scheme.
  • Discount Scheme - Staff have access of a website giving discounts for high street retailers, supermarkets, restaurants and more. Discounts come in the form of instant online offers, SMS codes, and discounted gift cars and shopping vouchers.
  • NHS Fleet Solutions- NHS Fleet Solutions gives permanent CQC staff access to a scheme that provides competitively priced and trouble-free motoring. Under the scheme, employees are provided with a car for a lease period of 3 years.
  • Cycle2Work
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Maternity, Paternity, Shared Parental and Adoption Leave
  • 27 Days Annual Leave (Minimum)

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