NMC: Head of Education and Quality Assurance

Opening Date:
5 Jan 2018
Closing Date:
22 Jan 2018
Salary Range:

Job Title: Head of Education and Quality Assurance

Contract Status: Permanent

Salary: £60,000- 65,000pa

About us

The Nursing and Midwifery Council regulates nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland setting standards of education, training, conduct and performance so that nurses and midwives can deliver high quality healthcare throughout their careers.

Our strategy for the next five years sets out how we will develop our work to protect patients and the public effectively and efficiently. It places dynamic regulation at the centre of what we do and sets out where we think we should focus our energies and resources in order to promote standards of care and practice.

About the role

As part of our programme of change for education we are modernising the standards for the education and training of nurses and midwives so they equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to practise now and in the future. As we develop new standards, the way we quality assure nursing and midwifery education will also change to ensure a proportionate approach to QA of education that puts public protection at its core.

We are looking for a Head of Education and Quality Assurance to provide leadership and vision during this exciting time and to lead the education, quality assurance (QA) and standards teams. As Head, you will ensure high quality levels of performance and support the efficient and effective delivery of our education strategic delivery plans.

The successful candidate will be the senior lead for education QA data and intelligence and quality improvement, and will work with senior colleagues across the organisation to meet business plans and strategic objectives.

Skills and experience required

We are looking for a candidate with proven management and leadership experience who is able to manage a complex programme of work. You will have experience of leading the implementation of quality assurance programmes with a very good understanding of UK wide education and healthcare sectors. You will be an excellent communicator and be able to build relationships with strategic stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have excellent analytical skills and the ability to identify and implement opportunities for improvement in our ways of working.

Why work for the NMC?

  •  30 days holiday and eight days paid bank holidays
  • flexible working arrangements
  • child care vouchers
  • cycle to work
  • staff discounts with high street retailers
  • subsidised on-site restaurant
  • season ticket loans
  • BUPA regulated Employee Assistance Programme

To apply

For more information about the role please read the job description and person specification.


If you feel that this role is for you, please send your cv with a supporting statement on how you feel you meet the skills and experiences highlighted in the person specification, and the personal details form, to recruitment@nmc-uk.org

For any application related queries please contact recruitment@nmc-uk.org

Closing date for completed applications: 22 January 2018.

Interview Date: Telephone interviews 1 and 2 February – Face to face 5 and 9 February.

The NMC is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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