Senior Lawyer

Nursing and Midwifery Council
London (Central)
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Lawyer
Fitness to Practise Directorate
Salary £52,967 - £57,641 per annum plus benefits (based on experience)
Central London

The Nursing and Midwifery Council regulates nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland setting standards of education, training, conduct and performance so that nurses and midwives can deliver high quality healthcare throughout their careers.

Our strategy for the next five years sets out how we will develop our work to protect patients and the public effectively and efficiently. It places dynamic regulation at the centre of what we do and sets out where we think we should focus our energies and resources in order to promote standards of care and practice.

As a senior lawyer, you will lead, direct and oversee the management of high profile fitness to practise referrals through the screening and investigation process. This will include assessing and identifying cases requiring immediate action in order to protect the public. Cases under your supervision will be the most high profile cases managed in the directorate, including cases with police involvement, cases arising from public inquiries and cases receiving national media coverage.

Our Senior Lawyers will take personal accountability for decisions, and providing legal advice on the most complex of our cases. Supporting our external stakeholders you will liaise on divergent interests, and act as a point of escalation for any complex issues.

About you

Must hold legal qualification
Substantial experience working as a solicitor or barrister
Relevant casework experience, ideally in a professional regulatory setting.
Experience of providing legal advice on complex issues
Experience of working in a politically sensitive environment
Flexible to work location - although based in London, you may need to go to Belfast, Cardiff or Edinburgh for any hearings as required.
Must be able to meet tight & conflicting deadlines.
Experience of Analysing and reporting
Good Communicator - in writing and verbally.
Ability to work in a team & individually.
Why work for the NMC?

30 days holiday and eight days paid bank holidays
flexible working arrangements
child care vouchers
cycle to work
staff discounts with high street retailers
subsidised on-site restaurant
season ticket loans
BUPA regulated Employee Assistance Programme
To apply
For more information about the role please read the job description and the person specification on our website

If you feel that this role is for you, please apply with your cv on our website with a supporting statement (No more than 2 x A4 sides) on how you feel you meet the skills and experiences highlighted in the person specification, and the personal details form

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 19th February 2018 at 12:00 midday

Interview Dates: TBC

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.

Registered Charity in England and Wales [1091434] and in Scotland [SC038362]

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