Meet our people
We are looking for people who are passionate and energetic, people who take pride in what they do and are personally committed to making a difference every day.
We have over 900 employees working across the Royal College of Nursing, who all bring their passion and expertise to support our members: from our officers on the front line to Human Resources, Finance, Communications and IT.
We've asked some of them to share what they do and their thoughts on why you should come and join us.
Daniel Williams, IT Apprentice
Daniel is one of our 12 Apprentices across the RCN. A member of our Information Systems team, he works in direct contact with all staff who contact our first line service desk for support and assistance. Daniel also supports our Information Systems team in the roll out of projects.
Jennifer Agyekum, Legal Officer
Jennifer is one of nearly 40 legal officers directly employed by the RCN. A member of the regulatory legal team, she works in direct contact with our members when they are most in need of our help. Representing nursing staff in front of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Jennifer’s hard work helps ensure they can continue in their vocation and care for patients in the UK.
Sharon Bissessar, Senior RCN Officer
Our officers are based in every one of our 16 offices, supporting members on the front line throughout the UK. As a senior officer, Sharon is also responsible for managing a team and working closely with local trade union representatives to negotiate with and influence employers of nursing staff. Sharon is a registered nurse and uses her passion for patients and knowledge of clinical practice to fight for the rights of our members.
Natalie Brindle, Personal Assistant
Natalie works in a small and busy team as personal assistant to our Chief Executive, President and Deputy President. Supporting such high profile individuals means Natalie is always on the go and has to be ready to reprioritise at a moment’s notice. Her flexible approach enables those that rely on her to trust that all the necessary arrangements have been made and to focus on the job at hand.
Richard Forsyth, IT Development Manager
Richard manages a team of individuals that are responsible for developing our internal IT systems. Together they ensure the RCN is up to speed with the 21st century by proactively reviewing and upgrading existing solutions, and they support multiple organisation-wide projects to ensure these solutions work for all staff. Richard and his team may not work directly with our members, but they pride themselves on working for their benefit.
Lisa Holden, Media and Marketing Officer
Press releases, campaign materials, recruiting new members and briefing senior staff members can all form part of Lisa’s day. As a result there’s no mistaking the importance of her role as she ensures local members, government and the general public are aware of the issues facing nursing staff and the RCN’s work to mitigate them.
Norman Provan, Associate Director Employment Relations
As one of our senior managers, Norman is visible throughout the organisation and in high demand. His work takes him across all four countries of the UK as he attends strategic meetings with employers, national groups and fellow unions, and works tirelessly to protect our members’ rights. With an extremely competent and enthusiastic team around him, Norman is able to lead with the confidence that he is both informed and supported.
Kirsten Wallwork, Team Co-ordinator
Being a part of our contact centre RCN Direct means supporting nursing staff when they are at their most vulnerable. As a Team Co-ordinator, Kirsten not only advises our members, she guides others to do the same, ensuring they are able to answer even the most complicated questions with confidence and care.