Programme Manager (Quality Assurance of Resources) - RCN01399

Project Management | Negotiable Location | £44,820 (including inner London weighting of £4314)

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract

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.

Programme Manager (Quality Assurance of Resources)
Negotiable Location, 35 hours per week, Fixed Term Contract or Secondment until March 2022

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to lead the endorsement and consultation process within the nursing department of the RCN.

As the Programme Manager (Quality Assurance of Resources), you will be responsible for reviewing and ensuring quality assurance activities for all external professional resources submitted for RCN Endorsement is completed to a high standard. A key focus of the role is to support the review of guidance, primarily from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), provide advice, quality assurance and approval of externally produced professional resources. In addition, you'll be responsible for the coordination and support of clinical consultations.

The role will provide a great opportunity to work and collaborate with a diverse range of members and staff across the organisation as well as with external stakeholders. It will also enable you to develop your knowledge and expertise in this area of work, while supporting members to influence matters relating to or impact the nursing profession.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities 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 join us, you'll need an in-depth knowledge and understanding of quality assurance processes, an eye for detail and an ability to work with a range of members and staff across the RCN to deliver the service to a high standard in a timely way. In addition, you'll need to have an understanding of nursing practices and an awareness of the wider national developments in health and social care.

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.

Please note, that due to Covid-19, while we are trying our best to accommodate our Assessment Centres and Interviews on the dates outlined in our adverts, we may need to be flexible about how and when we run our Recruitment processes for the time being.

We are currently running Assessments and Interviews remotely should we need to, in accordance with Government advice, so if you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your Supporting Statement. We will of course do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this challenging period.

Please note, should we receive a suitable number of applications for this post after a week of posting this advert, this vacancy may close early.

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Christine Callender, Head of Nursing Practice, Quality and Regulation, on 0207 6473519.

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

Opening Date: 23 April 2021
Closing Date: 11.59pm on 09 May 2021
Assessment Centre & Interview Date: 19 May 2021

Interview date: 28/04/2021

Contracted hours: 35

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