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Planning and Assurance Support Officer

Care Quality Commission
Home-based, UK
£31,373 - £36,775 + benefits
Closing date
7 May 2024

Job Details

Planning and Assurance Support Officer

Salary: Grade C - £31,373 (National Framework) or £36,775 (London Framework – if you are London-based or home-based and live within the boundary of the M25) – There is also an additional homeworking allowance of £553 per annum for those working from home

Contracted Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week; however, compressed and flexible hours will also be considered.

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home-based

Closing date: Tuesday 7th May 2024 at 11.59pm

About Us

We’re the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we work to improve health and adult social care in England.

Through the dedication of our expert team, we monitor health and social care services to provide England with a safe and compassionate care system, recognising when services perform well as well as encouraging improvements and taking action over poorer care, where necessary.

One of our main commitments is to become a truly inclusive organisation and to role model a diverse and representative culture. To do so, we work with a variety of networks, including the Disability Equality Network, Race Equality Network and LGBT+ Equality Network.

Our newly-formed Technology unit is helping CQC to become a smarter, more flexible and insight-driven regulator. The unit helps teams across CQC make the best use of technology in their work. They do this by providing high quality digital services that reflect how health and care is changing.

We are now looking for a Planning and Assurance Support Officer to join our Technology Senior Leadership Team on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

  • 27 days’ annual leave, rising with service to 32.5 days, plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • NHS pension scheme, with around a 14% employer contribution
  • Free employee assistance service 24 hours a day
  • Discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics and fleet cars
  • Discounted gym vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Internal reward scheme where you could win a voucher or two!
  • Equipment for homeworking

Why this could be a great role for you

This is the perfect opportunity for an individual with financial management experience and a great leadership style to take their next step with our national organisation.

You will discover a rewarding role, where you will have the chance to make a positive impact on our organisation whilst developing your professional skillset and growing your portfolio of experience.

What’s more, our Technology Unit is brand new and so you will be able to influence processes and services, helping shape the role and supporting the future of the unit.

So, if you’re ready to step into a vital role, read on and apply.

What you will bring…

To be considered as a Planning and Assurance Support Officer, you will need:

  • Experience of financial management including budget setting, financial controls, workforce planning and forecasting
  • Experience of handling management information and using it to effect change and improvement
  • Experience of leading a small team
  • Experience of implementing policies and procedures
  • Experience of working within management assurance, risk management, change management and corporate governance frameworks
  • A degree (or equivalent), or the ability to demonstrate appropriate operational experience

What you’ll be doing

As a Planning and Assurance Support Officer, you will lead on key activities for individual business units of the Technology Directorate.

Supporting the Director and Advisor, you will provide overall reporting and monitoring updates, escalate risks, offer management information and support the annual budget-setting process. You will also support the financial management of individual business units to ensure they remain within budget.

You will assist in monitoring and reporting performance management, plan day-to-day management of individual business unit plans and cross-directorate through effective local reporting.

Additionally, you will:

  • Manage our budgets
  • Represent your advisor at meetings
  • Provide management information
  • Deliver the management assurance process 
  • Work with the SLT and Advisor to manage the Directorate Risk Register

Next steps

If you require any support or assistance with the recruitment process, please get in touch with our team or include a note in your application.

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.

So, if you’d like to join us as a Planning and Assurance Support Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this role Workforce Planning Support Officer, Workforce Support Officer, Finance Business Partner, FBP, Management Support Officer, Budget Management Support Officer, Policy and Procedure Manager, or Corporate Governance Officer.


We're the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

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