Regulation Adviser - Employer Link Service

Fitness to Practise | London | Closes 03 July 2019

Regulation Adviser - Employer Link Service
Fitness to Practise (FtP)
Permanent, Full Time (36 Hours)
£63,215 per annum
Central London
Please note that this position will be moving to a new office in East London in the Summer / Autumn of 2019

Opportunity to join the Employer Link Service (ELS)

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
The NMC’s Employer Link Service was set up in April 2016 as part of our vision to be a leading, dynamic regulator. Working closely with employers and other regulators across the UK, the service makes sure that public protection risks are managed proactively and effectively by the right people. The service is at the forefront of our strategic ambitions and contributes directly to improving patient safety across the UK healthcare sector. A strong commitment to excellence and a customer-focussed ethos have been central to the way the service has been established, and it is highly regarded by our key stakeholders.

You will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective regulatory relationships with employers, with the aim of improving the appropriateness, timeliness and quality of employer FtP referrals. You will be required to build and maintain effective regulatory relationships with senior representatives of employers of NMC registrants. Providing advice and support to employers on making referrals, you will be focussing on increasing appropriate employer engagement and cooperation with the FtP process.

You will also be responsible for delivering inductions for new Directors of Nursing and providing learning sets for employers about fitness to practise. You will seek to understand the issues and risks employers face and take part in local health sector forums.

You will also be responsible for ensuring that local intelligence received during visits is shared with the Regulatory Intelligence Unit. You will be required to contact senior employers directly to seek explanations and ensure appropriate regulatory action is being taken where concerns and risks are identified.

This is an exciting time to join ELS and we are keen to welcome somebody who has considerable regulatory knowledge and detailed understanding of the health and social care regulatory landscape. You will be joining a positive, can do and solution focused team, committed to delivering excellent service to ensure this high profile initiative is maintains its success in enhancing our operations and supporting our primary remit which is to protect the public.

Location of role
The role requires frequent travel with occasional overnight stays across the four countries of the UK.  There are options of home working or office based in London.

About you
Educated to degree level or with equivalent experience, you will have proven experience of working at a senior level in a high profile and complex environment; substantial experience of building and maintaining effective high level professional relationships, preferably in a regulatory environment and skills in understanding and responding to different perspectives, whilst drawing parties towards a sense of common purpose. You will also have to be aware of the NMC’s FtP process and a good understanding of the range of other services provided by the NMC. Experience of identifying training needs and delivering focussed sessions will be essential.

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 send a supporting statement of how you meet the points of the person specification together with our personal details form and a copy of your CV to

Closing date for completed applications: Wednesday 03 July at 12:00 midday

The interviews will be held on: 16 July (1st stage) and  18 July 2019 (2nd stage)

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 employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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