Lawyer - High Profile Cases

Fitness to Practise| London| Closes 20th October 2019

Lawyer - High Profile and Complex cases, Fitness to Practise Directorate Permanent
Salary £47,507 - £55,987 per annum (dependant on experience) plus benefits. Stratford, East London

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 
Our team of lawyers prides itself on its collegiate and supportive environment. Supporting the screening and investigation department in the delivery of a dedicated investigation service to the Fitness to Practise directorate with a specific responsibility for providing advice to the case investigations teams, primarily on high profile and complex cases.

The role will also act as a point of contact for key stakeholder engagement both internal and external to the NMC on high profile and complex areas of work.   

About you
Excellent advocacy skills are essential. Experience of regulatory law, particularly healthcare regulation.

You will also have a strong understanding of complex legal concepts and the ability to apply this knowledge to casework. You will have experience of working within a tight procedural framework.

You will be an excellent communicator, whether that be in oral, written or presentation form. You will also have a high level of attention to detail and will have the ability to quality check your own and others work. You will be highly motivated and flexible in your approach, collaborating with your team and the wider organisation.

These posts are based in our London office, but lawyers are expected to travel within the UK (typically Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh) to attend hearings as required. 

Fitness to Practise New Ways of Working
We are changing the way we do things. We are currently in the implementation stage of our new ways of working. This work will move us towards a process that supports better patient care by encouraging openness and learning.

We are putting people at the heart of our new ways of working. We understand for many people making a complaint to us, can be stressful and uncomfortable. That is why we are improving our current processes and providing information on the support that is available for patients, service users and families with our dedicated public support service.

Moving to our new ways of working will allow us to be a compassionate, fair and transparent regulator. We will aim to make the best decision, to enable better, safer care for people in the future at the earliest opportunity.

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.

If you feel that this role is for you, please complete the personal details form and send together with a copy of your CV and a Supporting Statement to

For any application related queries please contact

Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 20th October 2019 at 11:55pm

Interviews date: w/c 29th October 2019  

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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