RCN Officer - RCN02416

Trade Union | RCN London Region Office with hybrid working | £52,839 (including inner London weighting of £5094)

Contract type: Permanent

RCN Officer

London region, 35 hours per week, permanent

£47,745 to £53,934 per annum* plus London weighting

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 close to half a million members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We're accredited with Investors in People Silver Standard. Our people are our greatest asset, and we want people who can contribute to our purpose in line with our values.

As an RCN officer you’ll use your positive attitude and your knowledge of health and care issues to deliver best practice in relation to employment practices, influencing and negotiating on behalf of our members.

Every day will be filled with possibilities as you find new ways to manage and support the development of our members and our accredited representatives. You will manage your own portfolio of casework, which will include assisting and representing members with employment related issues and processes.

Taking care of our members will be your primary role, but you’ll also see the possibilities that new members can bring. A key part of what you do will be to suggest innovative approaches to support and grow our membership.

To join us you’ll need to be able to advise and represent our members on matters relating to employment, professional practice and education. Ideally, you will have a background in a relevant area such as health and social care and experience in supporting individuals or groups with work related issues. However, we recognise that experience in other professional roles (such as human resources and legal services) can offer transferable skills and knowledge for this role.

We offer a robust induction and development plan for successful individuals to enable transition into the role. You will need to have good communication skills, be able to challenge and negotiate skilfully and have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders across a variety of health and care settings. You will also need a current and active registration with the NMC.

Whatever your background, you'll be efficient, accurate and show a real customer focus in all you do.

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.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. Our pay is highly competitive with annual leave up to 32 days plus bank holidays. We offer an impressive range of benefits, a broad range of learning development opportunities and an award-winning health and wellbeing programme. We offer generous maternity, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave packages.

*We offer a competitive pay structure with annual pay progression until you reach the top of the salary scale. We normally offer new employees the first point of the salary range, although you may be able to negotiate a higher starting salary depending on your skills, experience and current salary.

What we deliver for our members is wide and varied so when it comes to how we work one size doesn’t fit all. We also know that to empower our people to do their best work, they must be able to balance the demands of work and home. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs and many of our employees enjoy flexible working enabling them to deliver results whilst having a good work life balance. Departments and directorates have their own hybrid ways of working which put the needs of the service they deliver – whether that’s to members or to colleagues - at their heart, in alignment with our hybrid working core principles. At the RCN it’s unlikely you will work from home for all of your working time. Equally no one is excepted to work solely in the office unless your role requires it. You can find out more by having a discussion with the recruiting manager.

Our selection process

Please submit a CV and answer the supporting questions demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this role. You may not be shortlisted if you don’t. Please ensure your CV is in a simple format with minimal tables and sections. Any identifying information in your application will automatically be anonymised for shortlisting purposes.

We want your experience applying for a job with us to be the best it can be. We may hold our interviews and assessments in person or by video call. If you foresee any problems, please let us know.

Contact details

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Julie Murtagh at

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact

Opening date: 27 March 2024

Closing date: 17 April 2024 If we receive many applications after a week of advertising, this vacancy may close earlier.

Assessment centre and interview date: 29 April 2024

Interview date: 29/04/2024

Contracted hours: 35

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