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Policy Manager
  • Employer: The Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Reference: NAMC/21/146567
  • Published: Wed 07/04/2021, 12:45 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 15/04/2021, 23:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, open to flexible working
  • Salary: £46,914 - £55,193 per annum plus benefits
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: 23 Portland Place, Westminster

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Policy Manager

Policy Manager - Regulatory Reform

Contract Status: Two year Fixed Term Contract – 36 Hours Full time
Salary: £47,383 - £55,745 per annum plus benefits

Location:  – 23 Portland Place, London. 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. No promises, but 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

We have long called for the legislative and regulatory framework of the health professional regulators to be modernised. This is now happening and we are working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to make major changes that will allow us to become a more flexible and responsive regulator.

This key role will sit in our regulatory reform team, providing management of the various policy areas arising out of the above work. The role-holder will be expected to identify policy gaps that arise in the change process, develop policies, impact assessments and engagement material and work in partnership with colleagues and our stakeholders to deliver our reform aims.

About you

We are looking for a senior policy professional who has substantial experience of developing policies, impact assessments, and consultation and engagement material as well as working with legislation. You will be committed to excellence, solutions-focused with a positive and proactive approach, and have excellent stakeholder management skills

Essential Criteria:

  • Extensive experience of policy development, including use of evidence, stakeholder engagement, implementation and evaluation.
  • Experience of managing and leading multiple work streams and pieces of policy development.
  • Experience of working with and understanding legislation
  • Experience of producing written material for a range of audiences, including papers, reports, analyses and impact assessments.
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and professional environments and across different teams.

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.


Closing date for completed applications: 8th of April 2021 at 23.59

Interview Date: 20th of April 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.

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.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under represented within our teams, including applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME).