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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

24th January 2019

Would I be eligible to become a CQC inspector?

Hello Sheila, I am recently retired from the finance industry (Banking) after 43 years. I was a carer for both parents for the last 5 years and also spent a lot of time visiting numerous care homes where my parents were placed individually before they passed away over the last couple of years. Would I be eligible to become a CQC inspector?


Dear H,


Thank you for your question, I get quite a lot of questions about gaining employment with CQC.


I am sure that CQC would be very interested in speaking with you.


There is plenty of information on the CQC website about jobs with them:


It may be that your experience would qualify you to be an “Expert by Experience” but I am sure that if you contact CQC someone will be available to discuss the options.


With best wishes.




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