Senior Policy Officer

Nursing and Midwifery Council
28 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Job Type
Senior Policy Officer Permanent, 36 Hours a week Salary: GBP34,319 - GBP37,347 per annum Central London The Nursing and Midwifery Council regulates nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland setting standards of education, training, conduct and performance so that nurses and midwives can deliver high quality healthcare throughout their careers. Our strategy for the next five years sets out how we will develop our work to protect patients and the public effectively and efficiently. It places dynamic regulation at the centre of what we do and sets out where we think we should focus our energies and resources in order to promote standards of care and practice. This role is part of the policy and legislation team which sits within the Education, Standards and Policy 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 education 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. 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 level. 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 priorities. Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and professional environments and across directorates. Why work for the NMC? 30 days holiday and eight days paid bank holidays Contributory pension scheme Flexible working arrangements Child care vouchers Cycle to work Staff discounts with high street retailers Subsidised on-site restaurant Season ticket loans BUPA regulated Employee Assistance Programme Closing date for completed applications: 14th March 2018 at 12:00pm midday Interview Date: 7th March 2018 The NMC is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Registered Charity in England and Wales [] and in Scotland [SC038362]