Analyst (Qualitative)

Homebased - Flexible, United Kingdom
Grade C - £30,022 (National Framework) or £35,040 (London Framework) + benefits
18 May 2022
31 May 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary: Grade C - £30,022 (National Framework) or £35,040 (London Framework – if you are London office based or homebased and live within the boundary of the M25). There is also an additional homeworking allowance of £514 per annum for those working from home.

Within CQC we are implementing a new strategy and transforming how we work so that we can keep pace with the changing health and care landscape and ensure people receive safe, effective care. Becoming an insight-driven organisation is a critical component of our new operating model.

As the Technology, Data, and Insight unit, together with our colleagues and stakeholders, we enable effective, efficient, and consistent decision-making by providing easy access to high impact data and insight. We work collaboratively with all colleagues across the organisation and with external stakeholders to continuously improve what we do, and how we do it. We can see the positive impact our work has on driving high quality care for people who use services and reducing health and care inequalities.

Are you committed to helping us regulate health and social care within England?

When thinking about what drives you every day in your job, what keeps you motivated and passionate about your work what comes to mind? For 3000+ people at the CQC we end each day knowing that we have made a difference to the lives of those most in need in our communities. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve. We are looking for people who are caring, demonstrate integrity and work well as part of a team to join with us and share in this sense of achievement. If you would like to help us make a positive impact to health and social care within England, then read on.

Why this could be a great role for you…

We have a number of exciting new roles across the function for people with qualitative/research analysis experience. Experience of working with health and care data is desirable but not essential.

Strategic Insight:

The new Strategic Insight function, in Data & Insight, has recently launched. Our goal is to deliver actionable analysis and insight to inform CQC strategic priorities and help us to be a forward-looking, data led regulator. We support the organisation to make decisions about where we should focus and invest our resources. We are also vital in supporting CQC’s Independent Voice – providing the public and our stakeholders with independent analysis and expertise on the most important issues in the health and social care sectors.

The function works on fascinating projects tackling high priority topics and exploring trends across the health and social care sectors. These may include identifying inequalities in health care, understanding regional disparities, insights into access and people’s experience of moving between services. Strategic Insight also leads analysis for our national reporting programme, for example State of Care, looking at major cross-sectoral issues and themes.

Operational Insight:

The newly formed Operational Insight function will be the face of the Data and Insight Unit for operational colleagues. We work collaboratively with regional and national inspection teams to deliver insight through the analysis of data to support the regulation of health and care services in England, answering the 'so what?' and helping to inform the 'now what?'. The function is also responsible for helping to build a data-driven culture in the operational teams.

Analytic Content:

The Analytic Content function is responsible for developing and maintaining key analysis to support how CQC regulates services. Analysts in the team develop measures of quality and risk about health and care services, using large volumes of qualitative data and applying the most appropriate analytical methodologies.

What we can offer you...

Your health and wellbeing are important to us and are supported through generous annual leave (starting at 27 days and rising with service to 32.5 days, plus 8 Bank Holidays), a cycle to work scheme, discounted gym vouchers and access to a free employee assistance service 24 hours a day. We also understand the importance of financial health and offer membership of the NHS pension scheme, contributing about 14% of basic salary. You will also be able to access discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics, fleet cars, plus we also have an internal reward scheme which could see you earn yourself a voucher or two! All of our Homeworkers are also kitted out with everything they need to comfortably work from home.

We want to support you to succeed and be your very best, with opportunities for training and development along with the support of experienced managers and mentors.

We want to make working for CQC a great experience for everyone, and to role model a diverse and representative culture. To support an inclusive environment where colleagues feel empowered to bring their whole self to work, we support a variety of staff networks, including the Race Equality Network, LGBT+ Equality Network, Carers Equality Network, Disability Equality Network and Gender Equality network.

What you will bring...

We are looking for people who are passionate, curious, innovative, and proactive. You care about using your analytical skills to shine a light on vital issues and topics for health and social care and want to work somewhere where your skills will make a difference to people and communities.

You will join us as a talented qualitative/research analyst who brings effective analytical skills and experience of developing innovative approaches to the delivery of insight to support business objectives. You will have excellent networking and engagement skills and have a talent for working in partnership with people.

For an informal discussion or further information on the Strategic Insight role, please contact Caroline Fletcher, Head of Strategic Insight

For an informal discussion or further information on the Operational Insight role, please contact Jim Butler, Principal Analyst

For an informal discussion or further information on the Analytic Content role, please contact David Gledhill, Principal Analyst

Closing date: Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 11.59pm.

CQC is committed to promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where all our people can flourish and reach their full potential. We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

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