Policy Manager - Regulatory Reform
Contract Status: Two year Fixed Term Contract – 36 Hours Full time
Salary: £46,914 - £55,193 per annum plus benefits
Location: – 23 Portland Place, London. Currently home based due to Covid 19 Lockdown measures
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.
About the role
We have long called for the legislative and regulatory framework of the health professional regulators to be modernised. This is now happening and we are working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to make major changes that will allow us to become a more flexible and responsive regulator.
This key role will sit in our regulatory reform team, providing management of the various policy areas arising out of the above work. The role-holder will be expected to identify policy gaps that arise in the change process, develop policies, impact assessments and engagement material and work in partnership with colleagues and our stakeholders to deliver our reform aims.
We are looking for a senior policy professional who has substantial experience of developing policies, impact assessments, and consultation and engagement material as well as working with legislation. You will be committed to excellence, solutions-focused with a positive and proactive approach, and have excellent stakeholder management skills
- Extensive experience of policy development, including use of evidence, stakeholder engagement, implementation and evaluation.
- Experience of managing and leading multiple work streams and pieces of policy development.
- Experience of working with and understanding legislation
- Experience of producing written material for a range of audiences, including papers, reports, analyses and impact assessments.
- Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and professional environments and across different teams.
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.
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: 26th of February 2021
Interview Date: 1st Stage 10th of March 2021
2nd Stage 16th of March 2021
Please note that the advertised dates for interview may change due to the current covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know 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 as soon as possible.
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).