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Senior RCN Officer x2 - RCN01498

Trade Union | RCN Croydon Office | £60,222 (including outer London weighting of £2205)

Contract type: Permanent

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 x2
RCN South East Region, 35 hours, Permanent

2 x roles available (please outline in your supporting statement if you have a preference):
* 1 x based in our Croydon Office
* 1 x based in our Newbury Office

As a Senior RCN Officer in the South East Region you’ll use your positive attitude and your industrial relations and management skills to support our local team and utilise your nursing knowledge and experience to support our activists and members within Surrey Patch Croydon and Berkshire Patch Newbury.

Every day will be filled with possibilities as you find new ways to manage and support the development of your team. 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 grow our membership and working strategically with employers within the region.

As a Senior RCN Officer in the South East Team you will have a role within the Regional Management team and be able to contribute and deliver to the strategic agenda within the patch that you will manage in the region. You will undertake some of the more complex case work that arises within the patch.

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.

As well as exceptional customer service, to join us you’ll need an in-depth knowledge of employment law, industrial relations and a background in nursing with an understanding of the wider healthcare issues within the region.

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, before the closure date stated below.

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Adele Longley, Operational Manager on 02082539135

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact recruit@rcn.org.uk

Opening Date: 03 June
Closing Date: 24 June 2021
Assessment Centre & Interview Date: 05 and 06 July 2021

Interview date: 06/07/2021

Contracted hours: 35

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