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NMC seeks ‘outstanding’ nurse or midwife to join its council

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The nursing regulator has announced that it is seeking a registered nurse or midwife with a community service background or leadership experience to join its ruling council.

The council sets the strategic direction, priorities and budget for the regulator, in order to ensure that the focus is firmly on protecting patients and the public.

“This is an exciting time to join the council as we shape nursing and midwifery regulation”

Philip Graf

The Nursing and Midwifery Council said the role was open to current registrants from all four countries of the UK.

Its council is made up of six lay and six registrant members, including at least one from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, appointed by the Privy Council.

Regarding the role, the NMC advert states: “You will need a strategic approach, sound judgement and the ability to work as part of a team to reach critical decisions.

“Preferably, you will have some experience of working at board level or contributing to national projects or initiatives,” it said. “We welcome interest from candidates with experience of senior level leadership or delivery of community-based nursing services.”

It added: “You can live or work in any of the four countries of the UK. You will need to commit your skills, energy and experience to the NMC for approximately three days a month.”

The successful candidate for the role will receive remuneration of £14,724 each year for the three days per month, it said.

“We would particularly welcome candidates with experience of leading or delivering community nursing”

Philip Graf

Philip Graf, who will take up office as chair of the council on 1 May, will oversee the selection panel for the recruitment process.

Mr Graf, said: “This is an exciting time to join the council as we shape nursing and midwifery regulation for the future.

“We’re looking for an outstanding nurse or midwife with the skills, enthusiasm and vision to help us to do that,” he said.

“We would particularly welcome candidates with experience of leading or delivering community nursing,” added the chair designate.

This year has already proved a busy period for the regulator. A raft of changes to pre-registration nurse education, student assessment and prescribing were approved by the NMC in March.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, the NMC launched a consultation on its proposals for nursing associate standards of proficiency and the regulation of the new role. It is also running a separate consultation process on controversial plans to deal with the majority of fitness to practise cases in private.

More information about the role and how to apply is available on the website of recruitment agent Gatenby Sanderson. The closing date is Noon 29 May 2018.

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