National Officer Team Leader (NHS) - RCN00717

Employment Relations and Nursing | Negotiable Location | £68,451 (including inner London weighting of £4,110)

Contract type: Permanent

At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We're number 14 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Two Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2018 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

The Employment Relations Department (ERD) provides the UK strategic lead for the RCN on the pay and conditions of nursing staff, wherever they are employed. We negotiate, lobby and influence on the employment issues that affect nurses in the NHS, private and independent sectors. As well as pay and conditions and pensions, our work includes occupational health, safety and well-being and ensuring that equality and diversity are recognised as valuable and essential features of work. We are responsible for supporting an effective representative structure for stewards, safety and learning representatives across the UK including learning and development. We also have a research function which gathers intelligence on the nursing labour market, including trends, policies and workforce developments.

As NHS pay is changing, this is an exciting opportunity to be the RCN's National Officer Team Lead for the NHS.

National Officer Team Lead NHS


35 hours per week, Permanent

As the National Officer Team Lead NHS you will manage the development of strategy and policy in relation to pay, terms and conditions, pensions and wider employment relations in the NHS. You will support and advise officers across the UK in negotiations and partnerships with NHS employers and governments. You will also manage a National Officer and Representative Support Officer to deliver successful outcomes for our reps and members in their working environments.

The ability to foster strong professional relationships and encourage close collaboration between UK departments, with the English regions and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland offices is at the heart of this role. You will also need strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective working relationships, being an effective communicator, negotiator, to be UK a strategic and creative thinker with good analytical skills, sound judgement and be able to make tough decisions. You will be inclusive, realistic and pragmatic in your management and leadership.

We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. We can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Janice Morton on 020 7647 3569 to make an appointment with Josie Irwin, Associate Director Employment Relations.

Closing Date: 29 May 2018

Assessment Centre Date: 11 June 2018

Interview Date: 15 June 2018

Interview date: 2018-06-15

Contracted hours: 35

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