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SENIOR SCRUTINY OFFICER (PERFORMANCE) X 3

£40,000-£45,000

Deadline: Monday, 2 August 2018 (midnight)

The Professional Standards Authority is a strategic organisation with a key role in ensuring high standards of patient safety through excellence in regulation. We are a small organisation that is respected for its expertise. We promote the health, safety and wellbeing of patients, service users and the public by raising standards of regulation and registration of people working in health and care. We are an independent body, accountable to the UK Parliament. Our role includes protecting the public by reporting to Parliament each year on how the nine health and care professions regulators are performing.

We are looking to recruit two permanent and one maternity cover (18 months) Senior Scrutiny Officers to join our Performance team within the Scrutiny & Quality Directorate. The team is responsible for producing the reports that the Authority publishes each year about the performance of the nine regulators that the Authority oversees.

As a Senior Scrutiny Officer, you will report to one of two Scrutiny Managers within the team (and you may be required to work with other Scrutiny Managers in relation to specific projects). You will be responsible for:

  • Analysing complex quantitative and qualitative information about the regulators’ procedures (both during desk-based reviews and during any on-site review of a regulator’s fitness to practise and/or registration function) and probing that information, as appropriate;
  • Making valid recommendations about the scope of any performance review;
  • Reaching sound and consistent assessments of individual regulator’s performance against the Authority’s Standards of Good Regulation, and undertaking review activity based on these assessments;
  • Writing reports which are accurate, robust and accessible;
  • Working with others within the Authority to ensure that the report(s) for which you are responsible are finalised within the relevant timescales.

You will be required to develop and maintain positive working relationships with the staff who work within the regulator(s) for whom you will be the Authority’s ‘account lead’, acting as the primary point of contact for their staff in relation to our review of their performance. 

On occasions you may also be asked to participate in other work of the Scrutiny & Quality team, including the investigation of concerns about the regulators.     

Further details about the work of Professional Standards Authority can be found at our website or by telephoning 020 7389 8030.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will only accept applications where the candidate has clearly demonstrated that they meet the personal specification. This must be set out within the personal statement with the specification as the title, followed by a description of how the candidate meets the requirement, including reference to specific examples.

We will not accept CVs or applications where CVs are attached in place of a personal statement. To apply for this position please visit the Guardian website or email recruitment@professionalstandards.org.uk for a recruitment pack.

Except in exceptional circumstances we will appoint at the bottom of the band.

Closing date for applications: 2 August 2018 (12.00 midnight)

For informal enquiries, or to apply contact: Suzanne Dodds, Head of Governance at recruitment@professionalstandards.org.uk

Interviews (which will include a written test on the day of the interview) will be held on 15 and 16 August 2018. Please note that it is unlikely that an alternative interview date could be offered should you be unable to attend on this date.