Job Title: Head of the Strategy Unit
Contract Status: Permanent
Salary range for this role is: £62,983 - £85,208 NMC policy is that new staff are not appointed above the mid-point of the range, although discretion may be applied.
We are adopting a hybrid approach to working and our teams are planning for this. 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.
Our vision is safe, effective and kind nursing and midwifery that improves everyone’s health and wellbeing. As the professional regulator of more than 750,000 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.
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About the role
The head of our new strategy unit will develop the strategy function’s remit and ways of working, recruit the team, and support the NMC to be strategic in our outlook and delivery. You will play a key role in our corporate strategy and lead a really stimulating programme of fast-paced, complex and sometimes sensitive projects, working closely with our Council and Executive, and senior colleagues in our sector. We anticipate the strategy unit taking the initiative as well as receiving commissions. The work is stimulating and purposeful, and the colleagues are great.
We are looking for a creative leader, who will relish the chance to shape something new, drawing on their experience, which might be in health and care/education/regulation, but might not – we are open-minded, for the right skills and expertise. Policy, engagement and political acumen will all be highly relevant. You’ll be an effective communicator and someone who can enthuse and lead a new team to make a positive impact in a multi-faceted organisation. Experience of some sort of start-up would be a bonus, 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.
For more information about the role please read the job description and the person specification.
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Closing date for completed applications: Monday 4 July 2022 23:59
Interview Date: Week commencing 18 July, provisionally 18, 19 or 21 July
One or more of our preferred candidates may be invited for a chat with our director after interviews.
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. Following interview, one or more candidates may be invited to have a chat with our director of strategy and insight.
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 and welcome applications from under-represented groups.
How to Apply
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Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please complete the online application form.