Inspection Assistant

  • VO63818


As an Inspection volunteer, you will take part in at least 6 inspections per year. You may travel to inspections and join inspectors on site. Also involved will be telephoning people to find out what they think of the service they get and help run focus groups. You will contribute to an inspection report and you and the inspector will feedback to the manager of the service to tell them what people told you and what you saw.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Care Inspectorate is a scrutiny body which supports improvement. That means we look at the quality of care in Scotland to ensure it meets high standards. Where we find that improvement is needed, we support services to make positive changes. Our vision is that everyone experiences safe, high-quality care that meets their needs, rights and choices. Our 600 staff work across Scotland, specialising in health and social care, early learning and childcare, social work, children’s services, and community justice.

Frequency and commitment details

Approximately 12 days a year. Volunteers advise when they are available and this can be anytime when an inspection is taking place.


Experience required: You will have experience of care services or a family member who uses care services.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage, subsistence and overnight accommodation.