Senior Research Officer

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Location: London
Salary: £35,243 - £43,091
Closing Date: 23 January 2022
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

Job Description

Location:  – Currently home based due to Covid 19 Lockdown measures

We’re currently largely working remotely due to the pandemic, but we’re planning for a return to hybrid working soon. We’re working with our teams to plan this, and for most roles this will mean a mix of office based and remote working.

 Working life doesn’t 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 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

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research officer to join our Research and Evidence team, reporting to our Research and Evidence Manager.

The senior research officer will use their established research methodology skills in the development of an evidence base for our regulatory functions and to support our strategic aims through the design, implementation and management of a range of research, evaluation and consultation activities. The post holder will work collaboratively with colleagues within the team and more widely in developing a culture of inquiry and improving individual and organisational capability.

About you

Essential skills and experience

Strong knowledge and experience in one, or more, of these areas -

Applied statistics and data analysis and fluent use of at least one statistical software package (such as SPSS);

Developing survey questions, focus group and interview guides, and leading on the analysis of qualitative data;

Evaluating policies, programmes and initiatives at different levels including process and impact evaluations

Undertaking systematic literature searches and reviews, identifying relevant evidence, appraising its quality, and summarising the body of existing work to others in a clear and coherent way

Additional skills and abilities

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to produce clear, concise and impartial briefing material and reports

A knowledge of how to build a narrative around insights so that it can be shared and understood by a non-specialist research audience with impact

Excellent interpersonal skills and experience of building and maintaining networks, and communicating effectively, with internal and external stakeholders and partners to achieve positive outcomes.

Ability to work well independently, as part of a team and within an organisation

Excellent ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines, setting realistic targets and prioritising effectively between competing priorities to ensure that changing short, medium and long-term demands and deadlines are met

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.

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

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Closing date for completed applications: 23/01/2022

Interview Date:  w/c 07/02/2022

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.


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