Senior Nursing Adviser

Opening Date:
18 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
30 Nov 2021
Salary Range:

Contract Status: Permanent

Salary: £66,714 – £78,487 per annum dependent on experience

Location:  – Currently home based due to Covid 19 Lockdown measures, but we’re planning for a return to hybrid working soon. We’re working with our teams to plan this, and 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.

We are continuing to review our ways of working, and our return to our offices in the coming months will be gradual and considered, with the well-being of our teams as our primary focus as well as moving forward with incorporating remote working into our future.

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 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.

Check out our NMC LinkedIn page,, for an insight into the NMC, our vacancies and the world of healthcare regulation

About the role

Our Professional Practice Directorate is at the heart of our ambition to use modern approaches to regulation to shape practice within the nursing, midwifery and nursing associate professions.

As part of our regulatory function we set the knowledge and skills requirements that nurses, midwives and nursing associates have to meet to access our register, alongside setting the standards of behaviour and conduct enshrined in the Code, and standards for revalidation. We also approve over 85 education institutions covering over 1,000 nursing, midwifery and nursing associate programmes. We approve these institutions and programmes against our standards, and then continue to monitor them to ensure our standards continue to be met.

This is a really exciting time to be joining the Directorate as we look to the future, exploring regulating Advanced Practice, reviewing the Code and reviewing our approach to revalidation.

We’re therefore looking for a Senior Nursing Adviser to work alongside our existing team of senior professional advisers and standards specialists. You’ll have a key role in providing up-to-date professional expertise and advice to the NMC executive and Council, and all of the NMC’s operational functions. This includes contributing to the ongoing development, review, implementation and evaluation of all the regulatory tools and standards relating to education and practice. It also includes engaging with external partners and stakeholders.

If you’re an experienced nurse, used to working at a senior level and wanting to explore new challenges then we’d love to hear from you.

About you

You will be an experienced nurse, with a demonstrable experience of management and leadership in a complex organisation, with a passion and drive to advance the profession.

You will also have a proven track record of building and maintaining high level relationships and working in partnership, alongside evidence of successful development and implementation of strategic plans.

It will be a condition of employment that you maintain your NMC registration.

You will:

  • Hold current NMC registration
  • Hold a nursing qualification with postgraduate experience
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated, with the flexibility to adapt to the challenges of a fast-paced environment
  • Be an independent thinker, with excellent interpersonal skills, which inspire confidence
  • Be a confident and clear communicator, who is able to influence colleagues

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 on the NMC website

Please click on the apply button at the top or bottom of this advert, where you will be taken through our application process and asked to submit your experience in line with the criteria detailed in our person specification, the job description and advert. Please note, we do not accept incomplete applications or CV’s as part of our application process.

If you need to make an application in a different format due to a disability or health condition, please let the team know.

For any application related queries please contact

Closing date for completed applications: Tuesday 30th November 2021 at 23:59

Interview Date: WC 13th December 2021