NMC – Independent Reviewer

Opening Date:
6 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
16 Sep 2019
Salary Range:

Contract: Up to 10 days in total over 6 months (with possible extension)

Salary: Day rate £120/day (excluding expenses)

Location: Travel to various sites across the UK

About us

We’re the independent regulator of the UK’s 690,000 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 is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our ongoing quality assurance programme for the Test of Competence (ToC) for overseas nurses, midwives and nursing associates.

The Independent Reviewer will work in partnership with ourselves, our ToC design and delivery partners to gain an understanding of, and familiarisation with, the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) test, in particular the moderation mechanisms and processes.

The Reviewer will then, in consultation with our delivery partners, directly observe testing at each site and review relevant assessment records in order to formulate cross-provider comparative reports on the delivery and performance of the OSCE. These reports will then be shared with our delivery partners for consideration and sign-off prior to being finalised. Once finalised the Reviewer will present their findings to ourselves and our ToC Assurance Panel and make necessary recommendations for improvement and change.

The OSCE is delivered on behalf of the NMC by three test centres located in England and Northern Ireland – University of Ulster; University of Northampton and Oxford Brookes University. For more information about the NMC’s Test of Competence visit:


About you

In order to be considered for the role you will need to be currently registered with the NMC and hold a graduate qualification and a recognised teaching qualification in higher education. You will also need experience in the design and/or delivery of OSCE based assessments as well as external examiner experience in either nursing or midwifery.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively and effectively with a range of stakeholders to achieve a common set of goals and outcomes. You will have an eye for detail and be able to work in a strict procedural environment, and in a process driven manner, in order to identify problems and formulate effective solutions.

If you have the necessary skills and experience and the drive and passion to help shape the delivery of the ToC then we would like to hear from you.

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 profile and the person specification. If you feel that this role is for you, please send your CV with a supporting statement on how you feel you meet the skills and experiences highlighted in the person specification, and the Personal Details Form, to recruitment@nmc-uk.org

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 16 September at 23.55

Interview Dates: 30 September and 1 October 2019

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 employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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