CQC Associate Up to Salary Not Specified plus benefits PP Associates , Birmingham

£44k – £59k per annum

My client is a leading and award-winning Top 45 Law Firm with offices throughout the UK is looking to recruit an experienced CQC & Healthcare Inquests Associate to join their Regulatory Department based in Birmingham.
The Regulatory Department is very diverse, offering a broad range of expert advice to organisations and individuals involved in inquests, facing Health & Safety, criminal and other regulatory prosecutions. The department also advises healthcare professionals facing possible criminal and professional regulatory sanctions, as well as Trusts and organisations on issues ranging from Court of protection issues to DPA requests.
The role will primarily focus on defending organisations in relation to Care Quality Commission enforcement and prosecutions. The successful candidate will manage a caseload of CQC and inquest files for our various healthcare Trusts and organisations.
The role will typically involve advice and support for our clients in relation to the following :
responding to the CQC
regulation and enforcement issues
Health and Safety Executive concerns
safeguarding investigations
police enforcement
The role will also include work to develop the CQC practice within the business.
With our diverse offering, inevitably there will both the scope and need for our lawyers to be involved in work for clients outside of their core caseload.
Main duties and responsibilities
Dealing with a caseload of CQC matters
Advocacy at pre-inquest review hearings and inquests
Achieving set financial and chargeable targets
Ensuring relevant deadlines, quality measures and KPIs are adhered to
Compliance with relevant policies and procedures
Working in accordance with Weightmans’ values
This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.
About You
The expectation is that you have some experience in a range of CQC regulation and compliance issues, such as:
Registration for providers and managers
Responding to and challenging CQC inspection reports
Notices of Proposal
Section 31 ‘urgent notice of decision’
Fixed penalty notices and prosecutions
Providers in ‘special measures’
Police investigations and inquests
Challenging CQC enforcement decisions in the First- tier Tribunal
Judicial Review challenges of CQC decisions
Regulatory due diligence for the purchase of care homes
You will also have experience of acting for interested persons in inquest proceedings.
Essential requirements
Qualified solicitor 3-7yr PQE
Experience of managing CQC cases
Advocacy experience
General Healthcare experience is desirable.
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Excellent collaborative and team working skills.
Excellent communication skills
Excellent IT skills
Ability to work to deadlines and targets.
Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
Hybrid Home / Office working
28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment*
Healthcare cover/ Medicash
Pension plan
Life Insurance 4 x salary
Interest free travel loan scheme
Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
Discounted gym membership
Discounted dental scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Offers & discounts
Great reward and recognition scheme
Eligibility to work in the UK
Eligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must either already have a right to work in the UK before commencing employment, or meet the Home office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying.

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Birmingham

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