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Senior RCN Officer - RCN01362

Trade Union | RCN Northern Ireland HQ | £56,766

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 over 450,000 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 Gold Standard.

Senior RCN Officer
Belfast Office, Northern Ireland
35 hours per week
Permanent

Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application.

As a Senior Officer you'll use your positive attitude, your knowledge of health and social care, and your ability to deliver exemplary employment relations services to lead our team and support our members in Northern Ireland. Providing support across the nursing community you'll be a trusted adviser, mediator and advocate - advising on a range of issues from professional development to employment conditions, redundancy rights, health and safety, and equality issues.

Every day will be filled with possibilities as you find new ways to manage and support the development of accredited RCN representatives and RCN members. You'll also manage your own portfolio of complex casework while taking managerial and leadership responsibility for your team. Taking care of our existing members will be your primary role, either through your direct activity, or significantly through your team of staff and accredited RCN representatives. 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 and increase member engagement.


Senior Business Accountant - RCN01368

Finance | RCN UK HQ | £61,080 (including inner London weighting of £4,314)

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 over 450,000 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 Gold Standard.

Senior Business Accountant
RCN UK headquarters,
35 hours per week,
Fixed Term Contract or Secondment

Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application.

As a Senior Business Accountant, you will be the key business partner to Executive Directors and Senior Managers in your specific directorate portfolio, providing expert advice and support on financial matters and ensuring they have the relevant analysis to make effective business decisions. You will proactively support financial awareness and provide guidance and training to ensure compliance with the RCN Group financial regulations, accounting best practice, and statutory obligations. You will have a high level of technical accounting expertise and be able to demonstrate strong negotiation and influencing skills.

You will be responsible for managing the provision of accurate, timely and relevant monthly management reports to budget managers, work closely with them to deliver quarterly forecasts and regular budget reviews, and contribute executive summary information to the Manager Business Accounts. Together you and your team will provide high quality customer support covering a wide range of financial and business issues with an understanding of operational departments' priorities and pressures.

The role will require effective line management, support and development of the assistant business accountants in your team to ensure deadlines are met and tasks are completed to the required standard.

You will nurture effective two-way communication with the directorate's senior management team, and with stakeholders across the RCN Group. Your pro-active approach to business issues including the development of integrated financial and business plans will help us maintain a sustainable, member-led organisation with the capacity to deliver our mission effectively, efficiently and in accordance with our values and core objectives.


Quality Assurance Analyst - RCN01350

IT | RCN Cardiff Gate Office | £31,140

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 national locations and over 450,000 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.

Quality Assurance Analyst
RCN Cardiff Gate
35 Hours per week
12 Month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment

We're looking for a Quality Assurance Analysts to join our development team to test newly built software systems and websites to ensure functionality works as intended. You will use your analytical thinking and attention to detail to ensure development projects are delivered to our high-quality standards, ensuring our customers have the best possible experience. You will be responsible for confirming what developers have delivered meets the requirements of the business. You will identify issues or bugs, document them and work closely with the team to ensure they are resolved in a timely manner. We will rely on you to write thorough plans on how to test the various aspects of new functionality and to follow your plan in undertaking the testing.

As well as exceptional customer service, to join us you'll need a real eye for detail and a methodical approach to problem solving and be confident creating clear and concise documentation and plans. You will have demonstrable experience in software/system testing and significant recent exposure to either Azure DevOps or other defect management system. You will need to show adaptability, reliability and the ability to handle high pressure situations together with a commitment to collaborative working.


Campaign Manager - RCN01358

Communications | Negotiable Location | £61,080 (including inner London weighting of £4,314)

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 over 450,000 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 Gold Standard.

Campaign Manager (Fair Pay for Nursing)
Negotiable Location
35 hours per week
12 month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment

Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application.

The Fair Pay for Nursing campaign is one of the most high-profile campaigns the RCN has ever run, at a time when the nursing profession has never been held in higher regard. The campaign has been established with members at the heart of the ask, after extensive research and co-design with our elected Trade Union Committee.

Your role will be to coordinate and support the delivery of this campaign to get nursing staff across the UK the pay rise they deserve in 2021. This will be a fast-paced and challenging role, which will mean keeping up with the politics of the day and the views of our members. You will work with teams across the RCN in all four countries of the UK to coordinate the planning and delivery of public, political, partner and member engagement campaign workstreams. You will play a key role in enabling member inclusion in campaign activities and developments - amplifying their voice wherever possible.

The RCN has a long, proud history, and key part of what you do will be to suggest innovative approaches to campaigning. As the role is new, and the campaign was launched in August, there is space for creativity - and a chance to make a real mark. The role also requires meticulous planning and project management skills, to bring all the strands together and create a campaign that seeks to achieve maximum impact.


Venue Services Manager - RCN01376

Marketing Events | RCN UK HQ | £44,820 (including inner London weighting of £4,314)

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 over 450,000 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 Gold Standard.

Venue Services Manager
RCN UK HQ Office (London), 35 hours per week, Permanent

Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application.

As a Venue Service Manager you'll use your positive attitude, your knowledge of venue sales, retail and logistics to sell our venue '20 Cavendish Square' to income generate for the Royal College of Nursing.

It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from identifying new target markets and venue hire clients, managing internal customers who want to book meeting rooms and oversee retail services including a catering service for members, staff and customers and the RCN shop. We'll look to you to ensure our venue is Covid-19 secure before relaunch, source a new catering solution, support organisational initiatives and manage the Venue Services team. It's a great way to build on your customer service skills and develop your potential.

A key part of what you do will be to suggest innovative approaches to selling our conference and events venue post-Covid-19.


Learning Disability Nurse - RCN01377

Nursing | Negotiable Location | £40,506 pro rata

With a membership of over 450,000, the RCN is the largest professional association and union of nursing staff and students in the UK. We're proud to be a leading player in the development of nursing policy and practice, with an influential voice at home and abroad. The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies. The RCN aims to be a world-class champion of diversity, equality and human rights within the health and social care sector. Join us, and you'll have the chance to nurture your career and improve standards of care. We're accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Learning Disability Nurse
Negotiable Location, 14 hours per week, 6 month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment.

Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application.

We have an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse, who has expert skills and knowledge in the field of learning disability nursing, to join us. You'll support our professional lead to implement the recommendations of a UK wide review.

To join us, you'll preferably have project management skills, with a proven track record of influencing change. You'll also have a good understanding of the contemporary issues facing learning disability nursing within the UK. You'll be able to demonstrate good evidence of effective leadership and have skills in report writing and critical reflection of RCN resources and organisational reflection of past activities.

Communication skills will be critical, as you'll be required to liaise with RCN colleagues from a range of departments including countries and regions, as well as RCN members within the field of learning disabilities (specifically the RCN Learning disability nursing forum committee).


International Policy Adviser - RCN01373

Policy | RCN UK HQ | £44,820 (including inner London weighting of £4,314)

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 450,000 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 Gold Standard.

International Policy Adviser
RCN UK HQ (London), 35 hours per week, Permanent

Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application.

As an International Policy Adviser, you'll use your knowledge of the global policy landscape and your ability to identify developments from the UK, European and international spheres to develop and produce effective policy recommendations, solutions and influencing strategies for the nursing profession.

It's a job full of possibilities as you will get involved in anything from scoping, planning and delivering projects to developing professional relationships with external stakeholders in the UK and internationally. You will collaborate with policy colleagues from across the UK countries and wider RCN functions.

We'll look to you to: support furthering the understanding of nursing, policy and practice priority issues for the international workforce in the UK and in global health policy; ensure projects are delivered in a collaborative, timely and cost effective manner to a high quality standard; actively engage with RCN members; and generate relevant international evidence to support policy change in the UK. It's a great way to build your knowledge of our work and develop your potential.

A key part of what you do will be to propose, design and deliver innovative approaches for methods to secure policy change in the UK and internationally through matrix working. As part of this you'll contribute in some organisation wide projects whilst influencing stakeholders and building key relationships.


 
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