Role: Practitioner Strategic Inspector (Adult Support and Protection)

Location: Flexible

Salary: £40,479 - £44,476 plus excellent benefits

Hours: 140 hours to be worked over a 4-week period

(Please note this job requires substantial travel with regular periods staying away from home and at times unsocial hours)

Contract: Temporary for 2 years      

Join us and make a difference – for you, for everyone

It’s our job to ensure care for everyone, everywhere in Scotland is as good as it can be. If you are as passionate about high-quality care as we are, and you’re experienced in your field, we’d love to hear from you.

About us

As a national scrutiny body that supports improvement. We inspect care services and partnerships across Scotland, report on the quality of care people experience, and support improvements in services to facilitate improvements in outcomes for people.

We inspect care services individually. We also work with other scrutiny bodies to inspect the social care and social work services people are experiencing in local areas.

We champion high-quality care whenever we encounter it across the thousands of inspections, we carry out each year, and we work closely with all care providers to support them to improve all the time. We collaborate with other organisations too, supporting improvement across public services. Our work plays a big role in reducing health and social inequalities between people and communities.

We are looking for talented people to join us in making a difference - specialists who understand how to put people’s needs, rights and choices at the heart of delivering social services – and how to lead improvement too. Our 600 staff work with services across the public, voluntary and private sectors. We have offices across Scotland and many of our staff work from home.

About the role

We are looking to appoint a practitioner strategic inspector to participate in joint inspections of Adult Support and Protection (ASP) across Scotland over the next two years. This programme of work will inform the longer-term approach to the scrutiny and assurance of ASP. The practitioner inspector will carry out a range of strategic inspection activities under the direction of the Care Inspectorate service manager and ASP programme inspection leads.

About this programme of inspection

This programme builds on the thematic inspection of adult support and protection reported in July 2018. This thematic inspection evaluated ASP practice in six partnerships across the country. Scottish Government is now looking for assurance about the extent to which vulnerable adults in the remaining 26 HSCPs are being protected through the implementation of ASP legislation.

The Scottish Government has asked the Care Inspectorate to lead on this work. The inspections will be done jointly with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) and Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS).

About delivery

We are required to deliver this programme of inspection of ASP, across 26 partnerships, within 24 months from the appointment of the inspection team. The core scrutiny activity will include a case file audit, staff survey and development and publication of partnership reports.

This scrutiny and assurance activity for ASP will form part of a longer-term improvement programme being developed under a Scottish Government led ASP Improvement Plan.

About you

You will share our determination that adults in need of support and protection in Scotland are supported to be safe. You will have a very good understanding of the requirements of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 and how this is delivered in practice.  You will be good at analysing and interpreting data and probing for a greater understanding of a problem. You will be a confident communicator in verbal and written communications and comfortable working with a wide range of people at all levels. You will have the ability to adapt to change and work productively in a high-pressure environment. You will work well with other disciplines, be a good team player and able to work with confidence on your own initiative where required. You will have significant experience in adult support and protection.

To apply

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Fidelma Eggo, service manager strategic scrutiny - adults, mobile number 07825 938801.

If you are interested, please completed the external application form and equal opportunities form or where you are already an employee please apply using the internal application form (see the relevant links below).

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Your completed application (should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Monday, 14 October 2019 at 8.00am.

The assessment centre date for this post will be no earlier than Wednesday, 30th October 2019.