Senior Public Affairs Officer Government Engagement

Posted 22 October by Nursing and Midwifery Council
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Job Title:Senior Public Affairs Officer (Government Engagement)

Contract Status: Permanent

Salary:   £34,894 - £42,664 per annum

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

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 700,000 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 supportour 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 influencehealth 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

This role is part of the Public Affairs Team which sits within the Communications and Engagement Directorate. The function of the team is to lead on building, strengthening and maintaining the NMC's relationships with our political stakeholders across the four nations of the UK. We use our expertise in communications to inform, engage, influence and empower people, to uphold the highest standards of nursing and midwifery.

As Senior Public Affairs Officer (Government Engagement) you will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing the NMC's public affairs programme. You will build and strengthen key relationships with government and civil servant to help take forward the NMC's corporate priorities. You will be involved in planning and delivering government relations activities to deliver safe effective and kind nursing and midwifery practice, improving everyone's health andwellbeing.

This is a particularly interesting time to join the NMC as we continue our work to support the national response to Covid-19 and help save lives.

About you

Skills and experience required

  • Previous experience of working in a similar role
  • Ability to prepare, interpret and present complex information to a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, orally and in writing

  • Experience of understanding and influencing national policy in one or more of the UK nations
  • Good political judgement, ability to horizon scan, analyse and understand political context
  • Experience of devising and delivering influencing plans
  • Demonstrable experience of achieving results through partnership working
  • Experience of working in the health sector is desirable

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.

For any application related queries please contact recruitment@nmc-uk.o

Reference: 41228257

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