Nursing and Midwifery Council

Job Title: Public Engagement Manager

Contract Status: Permanent – full time

Salary: £46,914 - £55,193 per annum plus benefits

Location:  23 Portland Place, London W1 – currently home based due to Covid 19 measures

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 700,000 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.

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.

About the role

This is a new role, central to delivering our commitment to transform public engagement at the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to value the public as equal partners.

You will be shaping an emerging programme of work that is a key priority for the NMC. You’ll work with people who use health and care services and other members of the public to ensure their voices and experiences shape our work. And you’ll support and advise colleagues across the NMC to build meaningful public engagement and involvement into all that we do.

About you

You are someone who is passionate about the impact that public engagement and involvement can have on driving standards, shaping policies and improving services. You have a proven track record of planning and delivering innovative approaches in complex fields, and you can demonstrate how you’ve put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of your approach. You’re a problem-solver and a great communicator who enjoys working with a wide range of colleagues and partners. You’re ready to play a central part in delivering a significant programme of change in a large organisation.

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, where you will be asked to submit your experience in line with the essential criteria detailed in our person specification.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

For any application related queries please contact [email protected]

Closing date for completed applications: Tuesday 19 January 2021 at 23.59

Interview Date: 1st interview 4 and 8 February 2021

                             2nd interview 9 or 10 February 2021

Please note that the advertised dates for interview may change due to the current covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you as soon as possible.

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 following the closing of the advert.

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.

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. 

Working life doesn’t always have to be ‘nine to five’ and we support flexible and agile working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resource team about the flexibility we could offer for this role. 

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).


For further details please download the job description from the NMC careers page here.

Please mention in your application that you heard about this opportunity through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.