The already 3,000-employee Care Quality Commission (CQC) is hiring. Hopefully you all know who the CQC is. On its website it explains:
CQC is 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.
We monitor, inspect and regulate services and publish what we find. Where we find poor care, we will use our powers to take action.
So whom do you think the CQC is hiring? Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers with experience to check on the quality of care in our hospitals and care homes? That wouldn’t be too smart as we already have a shortage of doctors and nurses and in care homes a recent health minister decided that any care worker refusing the ‘miracle vaccines’ should be fired. I believe this led to around 40,000 care workers leaving the profession. This then led to a lack of care facilities for people ready to leave hospitals and thus a massive increase in so-called ‘bed-blockers’.
Hey, I’ve just had a crazy idea. From what little I understand, many people in the medical and care-home sector retire early due to health problems – back pain is, I believe, a major issue from constantly having to lift often gravitationally-challenged (a.k.a. fat) people. What if many of these early retirees still wanted to make a contribution? What if they missed the company of like-minded colleagues and would actually rather work than sit at home? Wouldn’t they make ideal CQC employees given they would have spent their working lives in hospitals and care homes? Surely these would be the kind of people the CQC would be looking to hire?
But no, the CQC has other views on its personnel needs. So the CQC is currently looking for a Diversity and Inclusion Officer. The description of the job is quite short:
The role of the Diversity and Inclusion (D and I) Officer will be of critical support to develop and deliver the new Diversity and Inclusion strategy, as well as existing key projects within the Diversity and Inclusion team.
This work is core delivery within the Human Resources (HR) Business Plan and People plan, and will enable colleagues to effectively deliver the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) strategic priorities.
The benefits the lucky candidate will receive is much longer:
- This role will provide experience in organisational change, Human Resources, and working with senior colleagues. We want to support you to succeed and be your absolute best, with opportunities for training and development, along with the support of experienced managers and mentors.
- 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 eight Bank Holidays), a cycle to work scheme, discounted gym vouchers and access to a free employee assistance service 24 hours a day.
- We understand the importance of financial health and offer membership of the NHS pension scheme, contributing about 14% of basic salary. You will also have access to discounts for supermarkets, high street stores, electronics, fleet cars, plus an internal reward scheme with vouchers!
- We aim to make working at the CQC a positive experience and we role model [sic] a representative culture of the communities we serve. We therefore support an inclusive environment where colleagues feel empowered to bring their best self to work, with a variety of staff networks that facilitate this; the Race Equality Network, LGBT+ Equality Network, Carers Equality Network, Disability Equality Network and Gender Equality network.
Apparently the CQC believes that a Diversity and Inclusion Officer is just what this country needs in order to vastly improve our medical and social care.
But if you can’t get this important position as Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the CQC, don’t worry. Throughout our useless, collapsing NHS there is a massive hiring spree for similarly utterly pointless people.
Just one of many current examples is the NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, which is hiring an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Board Adviser. Here’s part of the job description:
When it comes to being more inclusive good, is not good enough.
Midlands and Lancashire CSU (MLCSU) have created this new role to support us to deliver our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) agenda. We recognise that we need to improve our performance in this area and are looking for a Board member to support the holistic development and implementation of our EDI strategy and the realisation of our ambition to create a dynamic culture that supports all our people to achieve.
The post holder will be an active member of the Board and lead advisor to the Board regarding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, playing the role of a critical friend. They will help ensure that EDI is central to the development of our core business strategy and the positioning of the MLCSU in the evolving NHS landscape. In addition, they will provide advice and guidance to a range of stakeholders including the Managing Director, Executive Directors, staff network chairs and EDI Leads.
In Wales, the CWM Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is hiring an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead. Here’s the job description for this vital person with a salary of £48,526-£54,619 a year:
This post is integral to supporting Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) in its ambitions to address structural and systemic inequity. By promoting, championing and leading on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) portfolio from the lens of cultural and behavioural change as well as systems and processes across CTMUHB; this post will ensure CTMUHB continues to work towards equity for staff, patients and service users. You will lead on and coordinate the development of strategies and policies/processes in collaboration with partners to support governance as well as cultural change in developing an inclusive culture within CTMUHB where everyone feels that they belong.
You will support the culture of Belonging and Inclusion with CTMUHB with your Organisational Development colleagues; role modelling inclusive thinking and practice. You will support the continuous development of the infrastructure for staff networks and ensure minoritised groups have their voices heard; while supporting the Network Chairs to be the intermediary between minoritised groups and the CTMUHB whilst supporting leaders and the wider workforce to be accountable around initiatives that address inequity.
The CWM Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is also looking for an Equality Diversity & Inclusion Admin Coordinator, salary £23,949-£26,282 a year. This obviously necessary individual will:
Provide a comprehensive service to support the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) in the organisation and planning of duties and workload, which supports service delivery. The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion function and will ensure that the business is managed effectively and efficiently.
We keep being told that the NHS is in crisis and that it needs more and more and ever more money. Doctors, nurses, ambulance workers have been striking for more pay. Yet the NHS is wasting millions or even tens of millions (one estimate puts the figure at £40 million a year) on completely pointless woke, DIE (Diversity, Inclusion and Equality) staff who not only contribute absolutely nothing to our healthcare but actually impede the people doing the real work.
The only crisis at our collapsing NHS is a crisis of incompetence – a crisis of around 35,000 often incompetent managers who haven’t the slightest clue about what they’re paid so generously to do.
David Craig is the author of There is No Climate Crisis, available as an e-book or paperback from Amazon.
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