Executive Director of Professional Practice

Thank you for your interest in this vitally important role for the NMC, and the nursing and midwifery professionals across the UK.

Our organisation is at a pivotal moment as we recover from the height of the pandemic and focus on the strategic objectives that Covid-19 put on hold.

We’re now in the third year of our five-year strategy, and while we’ve achieved much already, there’s still plenty of work left to do to shape the future of nursing and midwifery regulation and transform our organisation. That’s why it’s such an exciting time to join our leadership team. This is a fantastic opportunity to use your exceptional skills and experience to make a positive difference.

While this role has a unique focus, it’s a leadership position that plays a key role in the design and delivery of our regulatory work, as we aim to promote and uphold high standards of nursing and midwifery practice, and inspire public confidence in
the professions.

In the next few years, the Executive Director of Professional Practice will lead reviews of some of our most important regulatory tools including our Code, which sets out the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates; and our revalidation process, which helps make sure professionals keep developing their knowledge and expertise throughout their careers.

You’ll also lead a comprehensive review of advanced nurse practice, exploring whether regulation is needed and if so, how it should be delivered.
Together with your ongoing
responsibilities for the quality assurance of education programmes and oversight of pre- and post-registration standards, you will play a key role working in collaboration with our partners to shape the practice of new and existing nursing and midwifery professionals for years to come.

Importantly, our Executive Director of Professional Practice will have a regulatory leadership role for the nursing and midwifery professions across the UK. As our most senior registrant, you will have the in-depth knowledge and understanding of the professions necessary to make decisions that shape practice across health and care, ensuring the voice of the professions is clearly heard within the NMC executive team.

We’re looking for someone with a bold vision for the future, capable of providing strategic direction and support for the professions and NMC colleagues and a born collaborator.

And finally… This role is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. We want to hear from outstanding leaders who feel inspired by our vision, and aligned with our values of fairness, kindness, ambition and collaboration. If that’s you, then I very much look forward to hearing from you.

For a confidential conversation please call Matt Simpson on 07739 649 791 or msimpson@hunter-healthcare.com

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Date Event
26th October 2022 Closing Date