Senior Policy Officer

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20 April 2021
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Location: London
Salary: £35,243
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Job Description

2 year fixed term contract Full Time 36 hours

£35,243 - £43,091 per annum plus benefits

Location: 23 Portland Place, London W1 - Currently home based due to Covid 19 Lockdown measures

 Working life doesn’t always have to be ‘nine to five’ and we support flexible working wherever possible. No promises, but please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.

We are continuing to review our ways of working, and our return to our offices in the coming months will be gradual and considered, with the well-being of our teams as our primary focus as well as moving forward with incorporating remote working into our future.

About us

Our vision is safe, effective and kind nursing and midwifery that improves everyone’s health and wellbeing. As the professional regulator of more than 725,000 nursing and midwifery professionals, we have an important role to play in making this a reality.

Our core role is to regulate. First, we promote high professional standards for nurses and midwives across the UK, and nursing associates in England. Second, we maintain the register of professionals eligible to practise. Third, we investigate when nursing or midwifery care goes wrong – something that affects less than one percent of professionals each year.

To regulate well, we support our professions and the public. We create resources and guidance that are useful throughout people’s careers, helping them to deliver our standards in practice and address new challenges. We also support people involved in our investigations, and we’re increasing our visibility so people feel engaged and empowered to shape our work.

Regulating and supporting our professions allows us to influence health and social care. We share intelligence from our regulatory activities and work with our partners to support workforce planning and sector-wide decision making. We use our voice to speak up for a healthy and inclusive working environment for our professions.

Check out our NMC LinkedIn page here for an insight into the NMC, our vacancies and the world of healthcare regulation  

About the role

This role is part of the policy and legislation team which sits within the Strategy and Insight Directorate. The function of the team is to lead on development of strategic policy to inform and enhance the NMC’s regulatory functions and through these the way the NMC protects the public. This can be through operational policy development, policy to support standards development, legislative development, or a mixture of both.

As a Senior Policy Officer you will play a pivotal part in developing and reviewing policies, which comply with relevant legislation. You will be responsible for leading on the end-to-end development and delivery of policies and guidelines, whilst providing expert input into project work, supporting our broader programmes for the organisation’s initiatives. As a good communicator you will develop, maintain and influence our internal and external stakeholders, whilst providing expert policy advice. We would be particularly interested to receive applications from current registrants and people working on the front line.

About you

Skills and experience required

Previous experience in a similar role

Educated to degree level or equivalent experience

Excellent understanding of evidence-based policy development, ideally in a regulatory setting

Extensive experience in developing and analysing complex policy at a senior

level

Extensive experience of preparing briefings, policy positions and papers for a range of audiences.

Good understanding of a relevant policy area, such as UK government policy, EU   

Affairs, higher education, the devolved administrations or healthcare regulation.

Proven ability to plan and manage own workload and to manage competing priorities

Front line registrant experience is also desirable, but not essential.

Why work for the NMC?

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to recruit the right people in the right places and we value the contribution they make to the success of our organisation. In return, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. To find out further information, please look at our benefits page.

To apply

For more information about the role please read the job description and the person specification.

Please click on the apply button at the top or bottom of this advert, where you will be taken through our application process and asked to submit your experience in line with the criteria detailed in our person specification, the job description and advert. Please note, we do not accept incomplete applications or CV’s as part of our application process.

For any application related queries please contact recruitment@nmc-uk.org

Closing date for completed applications: 20th of April 2021 at 23.59

Interview Date: 4th-5th of May 2021 

Please note, if we receive a high level of applications, we may choose to close this advert early. We encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Interviews will be held on a virtual basis and this will include a video interview, and possible telephone interview and/or on-line assessments. Again, all details of this will be given to you if you are shortlisted for the role.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority, so if you become unwell during the process we would appreciate receiving an update as soon as possible. You will also have the opportunity to make us aware of any reasonable adjustments needed for your interview upon receiving your interview invite from a member of the resourcing team.

Screening and Vetting

All of our roles are subject to pre-employment checks, we are in the process of introducing a vetting policy, and it is possible that this role may become subject to DBS and further vetting checks in future.

The NMC is an exciting organisation with the ambition to be the leading healthcare regulator. To achieve this, we are working in an agile way that offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds. We are committed to being an inclusive employer.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual

orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, maternity, disability, or gender identity.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under represented within our teams.

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.