Job Description

Job Title:  Inspection & Safeguarding Officer

Location: Home based with frequent travel

Salary: Competitive + Car Allowance

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5

About the role:

You will:

Undertake robust internal inspections across all[WT1]  care and extra care services in North and Central regions to provide an accurate and impartial review of service delivery in line with regulatory (CQC) ratings.

Produce internal inspection reports which accurately reflect key findings including risks, areas for improvement, best practice, and learning[WT2] , ensuring that key findings are feedback to Managers

Support the continuous improvement of the internal inspection tool ensuring it remains aligned to the current regulatory requirements and internal operating standards/expectations.

Provide day to day support and guidance to operational colleagues in relation to safeguarding incidents, identifying and escalating potential risk incidents.

To be rostered on the SUI (Serious Untoward Incidents) on call process after induction and embedding of the role.

To contribute towards the production of national inspection and safeguarding, themes and trends reports, making recommendations for regional and national service improvements based on lessons learnt, good practice identified and evaluation of current practice.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will be able to:

Review and interpret operational care service delivery against defined standards and expectations

Scrutinise information and observed practice – recognising the need to drill down into the detail to inform decision making

Motivate operational colleagues to drive the service improvements identified during the internal inspection through influential and respectful working relationships

Excellent verbal & written communication skills – report writing

IT literate

You must also have knowledge of:

CQC KLOE and the regulatory inspection process

Heath & Social Care Acts 2008/12, 2014

Adult safeguarding in the context of housing and care

Understanding of organisational Governance systems

Basic root cause analysis

Mental Capacity Act 2005 & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The DBS framework and related professional bodies

Understanding of organisational Governance systems

Audit and service evaluation

About Us

Anchor Hanover Group is the largest provider of specialist housing and care for people in later life in England, employing more than 9,000 people throughout England. We provide more than 60,000 homes for people who love living in later life and are a trusted care provider with more than 100 care homes.

We know that quality services start with quality people. We work hard to be recognised as a leading employer and are committed to retaining and attracting the best in our industry.

At Anchor Hanover Group we believe in values. We are Accountable, Respectful, Courageous and Honest. We believe our people should be proud of the work they do making a difference to society and our customers.

As England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, we’re able to negotiate great deals and benefits for our people. Here are just a few of the things you’ll get when you work with Anchor.

  • Exclusive discounts on high-street shopping
  • 20% off mobile phone contracts
  • Cashback on dental and medical expenses
  • Discounted Private Medical rates

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