Council Chair recruitment

We are looking for an inspirational Chair to lead our Council and oversee the achievement of our ambitious Strategy for 2020-2025.

Our three Strategy themes - Regulate, Support, Influence - have guided our response to the global pandemic, along with the values that underpin everything we do.

The nurses, midwives and nursing associates we regulate touch the lives of all of us. The current pandemic has brought home the value of what they do like never before, and how much we all need safe, effective and compassionate care.

The Council

Our Council is the NMC's governing body, setting the strategic direction, taking key decisions and holding the Executive to account for delivery.

As Chair, you will have the chance to help shape the future of nursing and midwifery and professional regulation, as we plan for major legislative reform.

You will be joining a highly motivated Council and Executive united in our commitment and ambition to do our best for the public we serve and the professionals we regulate.

Our Council is made up of twelve members: six lay people and six professionals on our register. All our Council members are expected to demonstrate the NMC's values and behaviours and uphold the Council's Code of Conduct.

The role

As we look to the future, we're looking for a Chair who embodies our values and shares our passion and commitment for what we do.

We want to make sure we have the voices and perspectives we need to shape our discussions and inform our decisions. Our new Chair must share our commitment to equality, inclusion and to recognising and supporting diversity within the organisation and different professions.

You'll guide and challenge the Council and Executive, making sure we deliver on our ambitions to:

  • improve the way we regulate
  • proactively support our professions and the public
  • influence the wider health and social care sector
  • lead us through significant regulatory and constitutional legislative reform.

We're also looking for someone who:

  • can operate successfully on the national stage, forging and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with our key partners and inspiring confidence in our work.
  • will be responsive to the different context and approaches across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

You'll need to spend at least two days a week on the role. Depending on the time commitment agreed, you'll receive an annual allowance of £52,000 - £78,000. The allowance is subject to applicable deductions for PAYE income tax and national insurance contributions.

Due to the legal constitution of the Council, we are only seeking lay candidates.


Hunter Healthcare is supporting our inclusive search and selection process. If you have the skills, values and passion, please visit Hunter Healthcare's website.

You can also contact Jenny Adrian on 07939 250 362 or
Janice Scanlan on 07793 395 116 

Download a candidate pack for more information

Download our recruitment advert in welsh

Os hoffech gael y dogfennau ymgeisio yn Gymraeg, cysylltwch â Janice Scanlan dros e-bost ar