Senior Programme Manager

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Location: Home Based
Salary: £71,937
Closing Date: 17 June 2021
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Job Description

Salary £71,937 to £82,726 per annum plus benefits

Portland Place, London W1 Currently home based due to Covid 19 Lockdown measures

Working life doesnt always have to be nine to five and we support flexible working wherever possible. 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 everyones health and wellbeing. As the professional regulator of more than 700,000 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 peoples careers, helping them to deliver our standards in practice and address new challenges. We also support people involved in our investigations, and were 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.

About the role

In 2018, we embarked on our Modernisation of Technology Services programme (MOTS), aiming to replace the legacy systems for the register of nurses and midwives and the system for €œfitness to practise€ case management with Microsoft Dynamics 365.

The vision for the MOTS programme is to deliver €œa big step forward in our digital technology to make it easier for people to connect with us and NMC colleagues to do their jobs. This will create the foundations to transform the experience of those who interact with us and help us deliver safe, effective and kind nursing and midwifery practice, improving everyones health and wellbeing.€

This role is to lead and manage the successful delivery of this change programme. A full-time programme manager (12-month fixed term contract) is required to work with the business and key delivery suppliers to enable an effective transition to the new system and ways of working.

We are looking to recruit a high calibre, high performing, business focussed, programme manager to lead the transition and implementation of this critical programme. You will be responsible for:

the successful delivery of the programme outcomes, within agreed budget and tolerances,  enabling the realisation of required benefits;

ensuring that change is seamlessly embedded into business operations;

leading a large team to deliver the different strands of the programme to meet business requirements

working with the central Corporate change PMO Team apply appropriate programme governance and agile delivery standards. 

Development of the business case to progress to the next phase of the programme, replacing our Fitness to Practice case management system

About you

You will be a dynamic programme manager with substantial proven experience of formulating and leading complex IT programmes.  You will have:

Understanding of the challenges of a complex change programme

MSP practitioner level qualified or equivalent experience, plus ability to implement a hybrid way of working through an agile methodology within delivery teams, whilst also maintaining scope, budget and timescales.

Previous experience of delivering strategic priorities within an ever changing environment  and system changes

Experience of influencing at a senior level in a high profile and complex environment; skills in understanding and responding to different perspectives and taking a cross-organisational approach

Able to lead large scale business change through the effective management and direction of third party suppliers

If this appeals to you, then apply now.

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, where you will be asked to submit your experience in line with the criteria detailed in our person specification.

Please note, we do not accept incomplete applications or CVs as part of our application process.

If you need to make an application in a different format due to a disability or health condition, please let the team know.

For any application related queries please contact

Closing date for completed applications:  Thursday 17 June 2021 at 23.59

First stage interviews will be held: Week commencing Monday 28 June 2021

Second stage interviews will be held: Week commencing Monday 5 July 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, via video/telephone panel interview and presentation, and is likely to include an on-line assessment. 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 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.

Contact information

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