Head of News
Location: Portland Place, W1. Currently home based due to Covid 19 Lockdown measures
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.
Our vision is safe, effective and kind nursing and midwifery that improves everyone's health and wellbeing. As the professional regulator of more than 732,000 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.
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About the role
Communications and engagement
We use our expertise in communications to inform, engage, influence and empower people, to uphold the highest standards of nursing and midwifery. Our vision is that people value and benefit from our inclusive and sector-leading communications and engagement
This vital role will manage the NMC's press office, handling often complex, technical press enquires. The post holder will adopt a strategic approach to developing high quality, high impact news moments that enhance our story telling while carefully managing communications risks that could undermine trust in what we do.
As our Head of News, you will provide expert media relations counsel to the organisation and its senior leadership, as we embed our new five year strategy and develop a stronger, leading voice in health and care.
Essential Skills and Experience
We are looking for an exceptional individual to take on this role managing the NMC's press office, and handling complex, often technical press enquires.
You will be experienced in adopting a strategic approach to developing high quality, high impact news moments that enhance an organisation's story telling while carefully managing communications risks that could undermine trust in what we do.
You will provide expert media relations counsel to the organisation and its senior leadership, as we continue to support the response to Covid-19, embed our new five year strategy and develop our influential voice in health and care.
You will have significant experience in leading and inspiring a team
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.
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.
Closing date for completed applications: 9th June at 23.59
Interview Date: 29th - 30th of June
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.
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.
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