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Social Care Regulatory Inspectors
Locations across England
Two year appointments commencing September 2012 - Possibility of permanency after this period
At Ofsted we are passionate about our purpose: raising standards and improving lives.
If you share our passion for improving the quality of children’s care services, this may be the job for you.
We have several vacancies for Social Care Regulatory Inspectors, whose role is to regulate and inspect children’s homes, fostering agencies, adoption agencies, residential family centres, residential special schools and the welfare of boarders in boarding schools. You will need to have a recognised social work qualification, or a professional qualification in working with children and young people to a minimum of NVQ Level 4 or equivalent, significant management experience in children’s social care in fieldwork or residential care, or at least three years post-qualifying experience as a fostering or adoption social worker. You will also need a thorough understanding of child protection and safeguarding issues and a strong commitment to valuing people’s diversity and promoting equality. If you are self-motivated, with the ability to gather and interpret evidence effectively and to write with clarity, this may be the next step in your career.
As a Regulatory Inspector, you will be supported by one of our offices in Manchester, Nottingham or Bristol, from which you will receive high quality professional support. Additionally, you will receive a thorough training and support programme, which will enable you to develop your career with Ofsted. Regulatory Inspectors are home-based and travel, with some overnight stays, to complete their inspection and regulatory work.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including 32.5 annual leave days plus eight day’s public holidays
and entry to the principal civil service pension scheme (PCSPS). Regulatory Inspector posts are permanent
We want to reflect in our workforce the diversity of all children, young people and learners, so we are keen to encourage applications from people from all communities and backgrounds.
For further information and to apply, please visit www.ofsted.gov.uk/working-for-ofsted Alternatively, please request an application pack by calling 0300 123 1231, or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting DD/B1/2718.
Ofsted is an equal opportunities employer. We value people’s differences.