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Panel Secretary

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
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Panel Secretary |3 Months interim initially with possible extension | £16.53 and holiday pay per hour PAYE | Non-profit regulatory in health sector

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council are the independent regulator of the UK's 710,000 registered nurses, midwives and nursing associates. They are seeking an interim Panel Secretary, to join them on an interim basis in June for 3 months initially with possible extensions.

NMC 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.

Your new role

As Panel Secretary you will be the lead NMC staff member involved in the operation of Fitness to Practise ("FtP") hearings and meetings. Remaining impartial at all times, you will be responsible for managing the efficient procedural running of the hearing, to enable the NMC to fulfil its statutory obligation to protect the public. The panel secretary advises hearing participants on the process of the hearing and the NMC's wider objectives to ensure quality decisions are reached by the panel in the time available. You will provide support to the panel in public session and retire with the panel and the legal assessor during 'in camera' discussions. As Panel Secretary you will be required to produce a robust, 'stand-alone' determination, of a high standard of quality, for each hearing/meeting, accurately reflecting the panel's decision and ensuring continued and timely compliance with legislation and NMC policies and processes.

What you'll need to succeed

You will need to have proven prior experience in a similar role or a role with a highly transferrable skills set. You will be a strong communicator, both in writing and verbally, as well as have exceptional listening skills - demonstrating an ability to take minutes verbatim, as well as take onboard, process and understand large amounts of information in order to draft robust determinations.

Skills and experience required:

  1. Able to show sensitivity and tact when identifying and working with customer needs and confidential information
  2. Well-developed communication skills, demonstrable in written and verbal English
  3. Able to work collaboratively as part of a team and with other colleagues
  4. Able to manage time effectively whilst working within a challenging environment
  5. Demonstrate a high level of integrity, patience, resilience, confidence and professionalism in dealing with pressured, unpredictable and sensitive situations and, at times, differing points of view

A background in a regulator, especially within the health sector, or a similar type of organisation is highly desirable but not essential.

What you'll get in return

This is a temporary position, starting in June. Following successful completion of two weeks training, the role is anticipated to run for 3 months initially with possible extension. The role will pay £16.53+ holiday pay . The role is currently hybrid based ( working from home & onsite at Stratford)

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. Interview will be held on a virtual basis.

NMC 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. They particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently underrepresented within their teams, including applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME).
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