Lawyer - Investigations

Fitness to Practise | London | Closes 30 April 2019

Lawyer - Investigations
Fitness to Practise Directorate
Salary: £51,788 per annum (London) and £48,162 per annum (Edinburgh)

Positions available in London and Edinburgh
Please note that London position(s) will be moving to a new office in Stratford, East London around September 2019

About us
We regulate nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We also regulate nursing associates in England.

The NMC’s strategy “Dynamic regulation for a changing world” (2015 – 2020) sets out how we are developing our work across the organisation to protect the public effectively and efficiently.

It is a great time to join our Fitness to Practise Directorate as we continue to embed our new fitness to practise strategic direction “Ensuring public safety, enabling professionalism”. Our new approach to fitness to practise builds on improvements we’ve already made to the way we investigate concerns. 

About the role
Our lawyers provide advice to our eight teams of investigators, who work in either our London or Edinburgh office. We are delighted that we have the opportunity to grow the Legal Team within Investigations. We are open to considering applications for either office. We are also open to considering applications from candidates who are interested in part time hours.

As an Investigations Lawyer, you’ll play an important role in ensuring that fitness to practise investigations are conducted in a way that properly protects the public at the earliest opportunity in accordance with our statutory obligations. Our lawyers provide guidance on high profile cases including those with police involvement, cases arising from public inquiries and cases receiving national media coverage.

Please read the job description for more information.

Why join us?

  • It is an exciting time to join the Investigations Legal Team as we continue to implement our new strategic approach and improvements to the way we work. We encourage our lawyers to contribute to strategic projects that involve working with colleagues across the directorate.
  • We support professional development. Several of our lawyers, past and present, have judicial and legal advisor roles.
  • We are open to considering flexible working. Some of our investigation lawyers enjoy flexible working patterns and/or reduced hours to encourage a healthy work life balance. Please get in touch if you want to discuss flexible working opportunities.
  • We offer a competitive benefits package, including 30 days annual leave and a basic employer pension scheme contribution of eight percent.  Please see our benefits page for more information.

About you

  • You’ll have a current practising certificate. We welcome applications from newly qualified candidates.
  • You’ll be motivated by an opportunity to contribute to the success of the wider team that you work in.
  • Experience of healthcare regulation will be an advantage.
  • You’ll have an ability to translate legal knowledge into practical, pragmatic advice.

How to apply

If you feel this role is for you, please send your CV, a supporting statement (no more than 2 x A4 sides) on how you meet the skills and experiences highlighted in the person specification and the personal details form, to  Please indicate whether your application is for a role in London or Edinburgh.

We welcome enquiries. If you’d like to discuss this opportunity or have any questions about the role you can contact Leanne Silvestro, Senior Lawyer at or on 0207 681 5981.  Alternatively, you can submit queries to

Closing date for completed applications: Tuesday 30 April 2019 at 12:00 midday.

Interview Dates: Interviews likely to take place in the week commencing 13 May 2019.

The NMC is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  We are particularly keen to attract a diverse field of suitable candidates and encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and candidates with disabilities.

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