Senior Nursing Adviser (Post-Registrations) (NMC10003610)



£68,717 - £80,841/annum

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- Greater London

Job Type

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Closing date
30 Aug 2022 23:59

Job Title: Senior Nursing Adviser (Post-registration)

Job Location: 23 Portland Place, London

We have a hybrid working approach which for most roles means 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.

Job Type: Fixed term for an initial 18 months

Salary: Will be dependent on location and contract. Salary is:

National: £63,904- £75,182

London: £68,715 - £80,841

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 practice 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 here 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 shaping the nursing, midwifery and nursing associate professions.

As part of our regulatory function we set the standards that nurses, midwives and nursing associates have to meet, alongside setting the Code.

We take a proportionate approach to the regulation of post-registration qualifications. We reserve regulation for those areas where ensuring consistency of standards of proficiency, and standards for education and training, is needed to achieve a higher level of quality and safety in order to mitigate risk and to reassure the public.

One of the means we have of recognising post-registration qualifications is through setting standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN). The second way we do this is through setting standards for specialist practice qualifications (SPQs). Specialist practice qualifications are annotations to our register and indicate that a registered nurse has successfully undertaken an NMC approved SPQ programme that meets our standards in a particular area of practice.

We also approve over 90 education institutions, including 280 SCPHN programmes and 241 community nursing SPQ 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 have recently published our new post registration SCPHN and community nursing SPQ standards and are now looking to actively support their implementation across the UK. As we look to the future, we will also be exploring regulating Advanced Practice, reviewing the Code and reviewing our approach to revalidation.

We’re therefore looking for a Senior Nursing Adviser (post-registration) to work alongside our Assistant Director, Education and Standards, and Senior Nursing and Midwifery Advisers. 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.

Within this role your area of practice for revalidation will include nursing regulation, standards, education, quality and policy.

If you’re an experienced professional with either a SCPHN and/or community nursing SPQ qualification, used to working at a senior level and wanting to explore new challenges then we’d love to hear from you.

About you

Ideally you will be an experienced registered nurse or midwife SCPHN and / or an experienced registered nurse with a community nursing SPQ, with a demonstrable experience of management and leadership, and 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 post-registration SCPHN registration and/or community nursing SPQ nursing qualification with postgraduate experience in either or both of these roles
  • 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 in you
  • Be a confident and clear communicator, 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.

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 30 August at 23.59

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14 September

Interviews will be held in person and you may be invited to speak on a topic which will be provided to you in advance. All details of this will be given to you if you are shortlisted for the role.

Please let us know if you need any assistance in enabling you to attend the meeting and we will see what we can do.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority, so if you become unwell during the process we would appreciate receiving an update as soon as possible. You will also have the opportunity to make us aware of any reasonable adjustments needed for your interview upon receiving your interview invite from a member of the resourcing team.

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 exciting organisation with the ambition to be the leading healthcare regulator. To achieve this, we are working in an agile way that offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds. We are committed to being an inclusive employer. 

Working life doesn’t always have to be ‘nine to five’ and we support flexible and agile working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resource team about the flexibility we could offer for this role. 

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, maternity, disability, or gender identity.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under represented within our teams, including applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME).

For any application related queries please contact

For further details please download the job description below:

Contact information

Jeremy Pilcher