Health and Care Professions Council – Fitness to Practise Case Management Lawyer x 2

Health & Care Professions Council

Department: Fitness to Practise

Salary:  Band C £45,859 – £50,000

Hours: Full Time (35 hours per week)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Hybrid working with a minimum of one day a week in our offices in London.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation passionate about protecting the public and upholding regulatory standards across healthcare.  

Fitness to practise is one of HCPC’s core regulatory functions. We are dedicated individuals who genuinely care about delivering an exceptional service, investigating concerns quickly and fairly and producing high quality case outcomes. Providing agile, responsive and excellent customer service for internal and external stakeholders is central to what we do.

You will join us at an exciting time as we deliver a programme to embed sustainable improvements to the way we work, establish a learning and development culture, and cultivate a human centred approach to regulation. Our priority for 2023-24 is to deliver a new operating model for our fitness to practice process so that we are ready for regulatory reform. This means gathering all the required evidence, such as witness statements and expert reports, earlier in the investigation process.

We are recruiting Fitness to Practise Case Management Lawyers to form our new legal team and lead the delivery of this new investigating model. You will play a central part in developing and establishing our new investigation approach. You will share with others your sound knowledge of professional regulation, investigations, rules of evidence and disclosure.

Your role will be to:

  • Work as part of a legal team and wider FtP department to ensure the HCPC conducts timely, quality, proportionate and fair investigations.
  • Plan, investigate and prepare fitness to practise investigation to our quality and timeliness standards. Determine the evidence required accurately and proportionately.
  • Lead on the development of key policies and guidance that develop our case investigation approach, including the development of a frontloaded investigation approach.
  • Analyse information and make sound, evidence-based decisions on the progression or conclusion of cases, ensuring any changes in risk are quickly identified as the case progresses and develops.
  • Build good relationships and work constructively with relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure that cases are proactively progressed in line with policies, guidance and key performance indicators.
  • Ensure that you adopt a compassionate approach to the regulation of our professions by adapting your communication method and frequency and using a compassionate tone when communicating with parties to a case.

You will be a strong team player with the ability to coach and support colleagues as they begin to frontload their investigations. You will have experience of practicing within professional regulation or other regulatory environments and hold a current practising certificate.

Closing Date: Friday 01 September 2023 (All vacancies will close at 1pm)

Interview Date: w/c 11 September

For further information or if you wish to apply for this role, please visit our website or click on this link:  

The HCPC welcomes applicants from all sections of the community and we promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion.

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