Senior Policy Officer - Nursing and Midwifery Council

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • London, UK
  • 01 Nov, 2020
Full Time Consultant

Job Description

Senior Policy Officer
Permanent Full Time 36 hours
£34,894 - £42,664 per annum plus benefits
23 Portland Place, London W1 - Currently home based due to Covid 19 Lockdown measures

About us

We're the independent regulator of the UK's 700,000 registered nurses, midwives and nursing associates. We set the qualifications students must achieve to step into their first job with the right skills and knowledge to look after patients, mothers, and the public with kindness, skill, respect and compassion.

Better and safer care for people is at the heart of what we do, supporting nurses, midwives and nursing associates across the UK to strive for the highest standards.

By promoting professionalism, we help to inspire confidence among the public and pride among nurses, midwives and nursing associates. Held in high regard, they are able to act as leaders in their communities.

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 organisations initiatives. As a good communicator you will develop, maintain and influence our internal and external stakeholders, whilst providing expert policy advice.

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.

    • Extensive experience in developing and analysing complex policy at a senior


    • Extensive experience of preparing briefings, policy positions and papers.

    • 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


      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 essential criteria detailed in our person specification.

      Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

      Closing date for completed applications: 02 November at 23.59pm

      Interview Date:12 th November 2020

      Please note that the advertised dates for interview may change due to the current covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you as soon as possible.

      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 following the closing of the advert.

      Your health and wellbeing is our top priority, so if you become unwell during the process we would appreciate receiving an update either from you or your line manager.

      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.

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

      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, including applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)...... click apply for full job details