Senior Equality Diversity and Inclusion Policy Officer

  • Location:
    London
  • Salary:
    £40,000
  • Closing date:
    17/05/2021
  • reference:
    20476210

Nursing and Midwifery Council

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.

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 care 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

The Senior EDI Policy Officer will play a vital role in ensuring the NMC can meet its ambitions on equality, diversity and inclusion. The post-holder will be part of a wider team. You will work with colleagues across the organisation to provide advice, practical solutions and creative ideas to ensure we are compliant with equalities legislation and upholding best practise. The work will be varied and rewarding, including policy development, training, reporting, data analysis, communications and engagement internally and externally.

The post-holder will help ensure we are meeting our equalities aims and targets, including improving our policies, processes and systems, and deepening the knowledge and capabilities of colleagues across the organisation. You will explore our data and evidence, and help us report the progress we are making in engaging ways, including contributing to our communications, benchmarks and reports. They will bring people together by facilitating internal EDI strategic forums, for example our EDI Leadership Group, and delivering training and workshops on various EDI themes.

About you

You should be experienced and confident in providing EDI advice to people and being a critical friend for the organisation. You should have excellent analytical skills and attention to detail. You should be able to translate our research, data and evidence into effective solutions to drive our EDI work forward. We are looking for someone who can work autonomously and enjoy multi-tasking and meeting tight deadlines, while working with team members and colleagues collaboratively.

You’ll need to be an expert point of contact for our internal and external EDI queries, and be comfortable influencing decision-makers at all levels. Your people skills and extensive EDI experience will mean you can spot risks and opportunities for improvements in our work and put effective solutions in place. You’ll be deeply committed to equality and be inclusive in all your work and engagement, motivated by achieving excellence in our approach to EDI.

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 recruitment@nmc-uk.org

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 17 May 2021 at 23.59

Interview Date: 1 and 2 June 2021

Please note, if we receive a high level of applications, we may choose to close this advert early. We encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Interviews will be held on a virtual basis and this will include a video interview, and possible telephone interview and/or on-line assessments. Again, all details of this will be given to you if you are shortlisted for the role.

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. If you need to make an application in a different format due to a disability or health issue, please also let the team know.

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.

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.

For further details please download the job description below:
Senior EDI Policy Officer JD - April 2021.doc

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