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Governance Adviser - RCN01142

Governance | RCN UK HQ | £43,938 (including inner London weighting of £4,227)

Imagine a place that's literally bursting with opportunities. A place where nursing professionals work alongside those in specialist fields, like you - all for the greater good, to improve the quality of patient care. Now just imagine that you are part of that. You'll be part of the largest professional body and trade union for nursing in the UK with 17 national locations and around 435,000 members. Join us and you'll discover plenty of ways to make an impact. All you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

We're number 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Governance Adviser
RCN HQ Office, 35 hours per week, Permanent

Do you have excellent committee secretariat skills? Can you promote and encourage good governance in a high profile membership organisation? As a Governance Adviser you'll use your positive attitude, your knowledge of governance and your ability to deliver an excellent committee secretariat to RCN committees - and you will help take forward our governance IT agenda, using and encouraging our members to use our paperless committee management systems.

It's a job full of possibilities as you will work with our senior members and staff to planning committee meeting agendas, as well as following through with concise minutes, and ensuring actions are completed and decisions recorded. We'll look to you to build great relations with our committee members, as well as colleagues throughout the UK. You will also work on promoting and implementing our governance IT systems and championing their use across the organisation.

You'll be supported by our fantastic team of governance administrators who look after the logistical arrangements of our committee work.

As a Governance Adviser at the RCN you will be exposed to working with very senior people in a highly influential organisation which is very well regarded and respected throughout the UK and beyond.


Events Coordinator - RCN01159

Marketing Events | RCNi Harrow | Please enquire

Role: Event Coordinator
Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours a week
Salary: 26,070 Grade 4

The role is currently based in Harrow but will relocate to Central London in 2020.

We are RCNi, part of the Royal College of Nursing Group. We offer a unique source of nursing content across a range of media platforms. RCNi aims to provide nursing professionals worldwide with easy access to our peer-reviewed content, news, opinion, jobs, events and awards. Now is a brilliant opportunity to join us at a new and exciting time.

Overall Aims of the role

* To logistically deliver the event portfolio, in conjunction with the Event Manager on time and within budget
*To manage key supplier relationships and develop new ones as necessary
* To ensure smooth communication across all department in the delivery of events including editorial, sales, development, marketing, product development and customer services
* To support the Events Managers and Head of Events to develop and deliver a portfolio of events, generating and growing income.


Director of People and OD - RCN01149

Human Resources | RCN UK HQ | £102,852 (including inner London weighting of £4,227)

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 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard. We care about our staff so we can deliver a better service for our members but we are also on a journey of continual improvement and for that we need your help.

Director of People & OD
Salary: 102,825 - 113,232 GBP (including Inner London Weighting)
RCN UK HQ, 35 hours per week, Permanent

As our Director of People & OD you'll provide overall strategic direction to drive people transformation and cultural change that supports and shapes a modern, high-performing and future-fit workforce by aligning and driving positive change in behaviours, performance and structure in support of business objectives.

You'll maximise staff capacity, capability and competence through effective strategic human resource management, organisational development, organisational design, workforce planning, learning and development, digital enablement and technologies and estates/facilities whilst maximising staff and member engagement in the achievement of our RCN Strategic Plan.

Also you'll ensure the working environment supports the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, and you'll work hard to deliver progressive employment policies, practices and procedures across the organisation to ensure the RCN is a first-class, modern employer of choice.

You need to know your craft and be technically competent, but you will also need to be able to translate your experience to practice within a highly skilled and experienced workforce. Basically, if you can talk the talk, you need to be able to roll your sleeves up and deliver, so this role will not be for everyone. You need to be able to have strategic vision, tactical tenacity and operational pragmatism to be able to shape interventions that will work.

You will have access to high potential People & OD function that has just come out of a restructure where more resources have been invested in the HR Business Partner model that operates remotely across all four countries of the UK.


Adviser x5 - RCN01162

Customer Services | RCN Cardiff Gate Office | £30,528 pro rata

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 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Adviser x5
RCN Cardiff Gate Office
* Permanent contract available, 27.5 hours per week
* Fixed Term Contract or Secondments available, from 21 - 35 hours per week, until the end of May

Please note your application will be considered for all posts. Please indicate your preference of working hours in your Supporting Statement as full time hours are available for all posts on a temporary basis. Please be assured that this in no way forms part of the selection process, and all applications will be based on merit.

As an adviser you'd be making a real difference to RCN members. Every day of the week, from 8.30am to 8.30pm, our advisers provide telephone and written support on a wide range of work related topics.

The role is highly varied. You'd receive comprehensive training to enable you to help our members understand their rights and responsibilities at work, allowing them to get the best from their careers and workplace relationships.

As well as advising members directly, there are lots of opportunities to get involved in a range of activities such as focus groups or projects, which shape us as an advice centre.

To get a feel for the breadth of our work take a look at the advice team's "get help" section at www.rcn.org.uk/get-help.

This is an opportunity to work for an organisation that has been making a difference to the nursing community for over a hundred years.

You'll receive full training to equip you to provide support and guidance across a range of professional and employment related topics. You'll be using state of the art technology to communicate with our members.

You'll be part of a supportive team and will benefit from a programme of ongoing coaching and development. You will have opportunities to help shape the advice centre. You will develop professionally and personally; many advisers have found the role has prepared them to move on to new positions within the RCN.


Publications Assistant - RCN01152

Administration | RCN Cardiff Gate Office | £21,312 pro rata

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 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Publication Assistant
RCN Cardiff Gate Office, 14 hours per week (working Monday & Tuesday each week), Permanent Contract

As our Publication Assistant you'll use your enthusiasm, your positivity and your customer service skills to deliver an efficient publications ordering and despatch service, as well as providing cover in the Post Room, Switchboard and Reception areas.


PA / Administration Manager - RCN01154

Administration | RCN UK HQ | £34,755 (including inner London weighting of £4,227)

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 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with One star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

PA/Administration Manager
RCN UK HQ Office, 35 Hours Per Week, Permanent

As the PA/Administration Manager you'll use your positive attitude and your ability to provide high level, confidential management support to the Business Director and co-ordinate administration for the Marketing & Business Development department.

Every day will be filled with possibilities as you find new ways to manage and support the development of your team. You will get involved in anything from organising and supporting a range of meetings involving the Business Director to supporting department managers in monitoring budgets and key performance indicators as well as helping to prepare key documents and liaise with a wide range of stakeholders in the development of the Income Strategy.

As our PA/Administration Manager you'll contribute to a range of organisational wide projects which will enable you to build key external and internal relationships.


Head of Marketing - RCN01166

Marketing | RCNi Harrow | Please enquire

Role: Head of Marketing
Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours a week
Salary: 56,634 - 61,998 GBP

Location: The role is currently based in Harrow but will relocate to Central London in 2020.

We are RCNi, part of the Royal College of Nursing Group. We offer a unique source of nursing content across a range of media platforms. RCNi aims to provide nursing professionals worldwide with easy access to our peer-reviewed content, news, opinion, jobs, events and awards. Now is a brilliant opportunity to join us at a new and exciting time.

The Head of Marketing role will lead RCNi's marketing team across a broad spectrum of activity, including devising strategy, measuring performance, driving innovation, and ensuring budgetary control. A key part of this role will be to actively manage the marketing team and the individuals within it by making best use of skills and resources; promoting, fostering and celebrating team spirit and encouraging the entire marketing team to work to shared goals for the company. The post holder will work closely with key stakeholders within the business to optimise all opportunities for revenue growth and will provide valuable input into the creation of the company's strategic direction, plans and objectives.


HR Advisor - RCN01085

Human Resources | Negotiable Location | £30,528

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 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Best Companies accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

HR Advisor
Based at either Edinburgh, Leeds, Nottingham or Birmingham office

This is a fantastic opportunity for forward thinking HR professionals to join our progressive award winning HR team.

As a HR Advisor, you'll use your positive attitude, HR and OD knowledge and your communication and influencing skills to support our staff and managers. In particular, you will coach managers in the resolution of people issues and manage an informal employee relations caseload across the breadth of the employee lifecycle, wherever possible working in partnership with our trade union.

You will support your HR Business Partner to design, develop and implement sustainable HR & OD solutions. Every day will be filled with possibilities as you find new ways to shape change and nurture the development of the business by delivering a robust and proactive HR service.


Policy Manager - RCN01157

Policy | RCN Scotland HQ | £55,650

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 one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019, and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Policy Manager (Scotland)
RCN Scotland HQ (Edinburgh), 35 hours per week, Permanent

As a Policy Manager you'll use your positive attitude, your extensive knowledge of the external policy landscape and your ability to identify and analyse domestic nursing and health policy and legislative developments.

It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from leading the design, delivery and evaluation of programme work to contributing to the coordination of cross-organisational strategies. We'll look to you to ensure staff have clear work plans, to play an active role in RCN Scotland's management team, to ensure the development of a rigorous evidence base within the owned policy programme, and keep abreast of the complex and fast changing policy debates. It's a great way to develop your potential.

As our Policy Manager you'll identify opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with external professionals, organisations and agencies as well as drafting and developing clear, consistent, high-quality, evidence-based policy positions.


Head of Grants and Impact - RCN01146

Management | RCN UK HQ | £59,877 (including inner London weighting of £4,227)

Head of Grants and Impact
RCN UK HQ (London), 35 hours per week, Permanent

At the RCN Foundation, we are committed to supporting, strengthening and championing the nursing profession to improve the health and wellbeing of the public. As a charity and grant-maker, we do this by funding research and projects, as well as education and hardship, which support nursing professionals to innovate, progress their careers and get through tough time.

This new role has been created to help realise our vision as set out in our Strategy 2020 document.

We are seeking an innovative and inspirational Head of Grants and Impact to oversee, manage and deliver a grant-giving portfolio of around 1 million GBP per annum. Our grant-making covers hardship, education, innovation, and research and practice development projects. Demonstrating the impact of our grant-making on nursing, patient care, and healthcare more generally will be a key element of this role.

Reporting to the RCN Foundation Director, you will be responsible for providing the strategic and operational oversight of the grant-making function for the RCN Foundation. Using their knowledge, experience and expertise in nursing policy and practice, you will identify key trends in nursing, and health and social care, ensuring that the Foundation is well placed to harness opportunities and meet challenges.


Director of Transformation, Innovation and Digital - RCN01165

Management | RCN UK HQ | Please enquire

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 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard. We care about our staff so we can deliver a better service for our members but we are also on a journey of continual improvement.

Director of Transformation, Innovation and Digital
Salary of up to 113,232 GBP (including Inner London Weighting, with a pay award for 2020 pending)
RCN UK HQ, 35 hours per week, Permanent

As our Director of Transformation, Innovation and Digital, you will have responsibility for the development and implementation of business transformation, information technology and data services throughout the organisation, setting the vision and drawing stakeholders together on this journey.

We're comprised of several entities, each providing support and information to a critically important service within our society. The role of Director of Transformation Innovation and Digital and is a new appointment to the Executive team and will have full leadership responsibility for the digital transformation strategy and the positive impact it will bring to our members.

Every day will be filled with possibilities and as a member of our UK Executive Team, you will develop programmes to implement transformational change which will enable the organisation to deliver products and services which are efficient and highly effective, of high-quality and user-centred. You will also develop, manage, monitor and implement the group's digital strategy in line with organisational values, objectives and priorities.


RCN Officer - RCN01161

Trade Union | RCN Wales HQ | £39,711 pro rata

Imagine being faced with a world of exciting possibilities that could ultimately enable you to support our people and help shape the health policies of the future. As the UK's largest trade union and professional body for nursing, we support our 435,000 members with unwavering loyalty and total commitment. As a trusted adviser, mediator and advocate you'll be just as passionate about supporting our members in Wales. It's a high pressure role that will require all of your determination and resilience, but it's also a role that offers genuine satisfaction.

We're number 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

RCN Officer
RCN Wales HQ Office, 14 hours, Permanent

Every day will be filled with possibilities as you find new ways to manage and support the development of our accredited representatives and RCN members. You'll also manage your own portfolio of casework which will include assisting and representing members with disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Taking care of our existing 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 grow our membership.


Paralegal - RCN01164

Legal Services | RCN Exeter Office | £30,528 pro rata

Imagine a place that's literally bursting with possibilities. A place where qualified nurses work alongside professionals in IT, Legal, Finance and HR - all for the greater good. To improve the quality of patient care. Now just imagine you're one of them. You'll immediately be a part of the largest trade union and professional body for nursing in the UK with 17 office locations and around 435,000 members. Join us and you'll discover plenty of opportunities to shape the health policies of the future, as well as your own career. All you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

We're number 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Paralegal
RCN Exeter Office, 28 hours per week, Fixed Term Contract or Secondment until the end of December 2020 (Maternity Leave Cover)

As a Paralegal you'll use your positive attitude, your knowledge of healthcare regulatory law and your ability to deliver legal advice, support and representation to RCN members in professional regulatory proceedings in particular, and in healthcare law generally.

This is an exciting opportunity to assist RCN members in a wide range of interesting cases.


Regional Service Manager - RCN01163

Management | Negotiable Location | £41,825 (including outer London weighting of £2,114)

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 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Regional Service Manager
Location negotiable between RCN Newbury Office or RCN Croydon Office, 35 hours, Permanent

As a Regional Service Manager you'll use your positive attitude, your management experience and your business knowledge to support the delivery of an excellent service to RCN members in the South East Region.

Everyday will be full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from advising on governance matters and writing reports for our staff/board, to delivering presentations to small groups. As a member of our regional management team we'll look to you to manage finances, advise on performance trends and lead on new process development and implementation. You'll also manage a team of administrative staff in Newbury and Croydon so travel between these sites will be required.

As our Regional Service Manager, you will experience that no two days are the same and you will cover a diverse portfolio of work. You will work in a great team of people, full of energy, enthusiasm and passion for what we do.


Legal Officer (Solicitor) - RCN01151

Legal Services | RCN Leeds Office | £39,711

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 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Legal Officer (Solicitor - Employment Law)
RCN Leeds region office, 35 hours per week, permanent

As a Legal Officer you'll use your positive attitude, your knowledge of healthcare and employment law and your ability to deliver legal advice, support and representation to RCN members in professional regulatory and employment tribunal proceedings, in particular, and in healthcare law generally.

This is an exciting opportunity to assist RCN members in a wide range of interesting cases.


Regional Director - RCN01155

Management | RCN Birmingham Office | £75,723

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 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Regional Director
RCN West Midlands Office (Birmingham), 35 hours, Permanent

As the West Midlands Regional Director you'll use your positive attitude and your experiences as a nurse and a leader to improve the working lives of nurses in the region.

It's a job full of possibilities. You'll be adept at influencing decision makers across the health, social care and political spectrum, will speak for our members and get results.

Every day will be filled with opportunities as you find new ways to lead and support the development of staff and activists in the region. Taking care of and representing 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 grow our membership.

You'll get involved in campaigns, help shape the organisations thinking on contemporary nursing issues and contribute to national projects.


 
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