Senior Nurse Professional Practice - RCN01627

Nursing | RCN Northern Ireland HQ | £58,017

Contract type: Permanent

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 465,000 members with unwavering loyalty and total commitment. We're accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Senior Nurse (Professional Practice)
RCN Northern Ireland Office (Belfast), 35 hours, Permanent

As our Senior Nurse (Professional Practice) you will be part of a forward thinking, responsive team, designing and delivering development opportunities for RCN members and the wider nursing and health and social care community in Northern Ireland. You will also be involved in representing the RCN in regional groups and policy development.

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 up-to-date knowledge of health and social care, and independent sector and what will influence and affect these sectors in the future. You’ll also preferably have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health, learning disability or primary care. You'll also be able to use expert knowledge to contribute to policy development.

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 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.

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 please contact Linzi McIlroy, Senior Nurse Professional Practice at or call 02890 384600.

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

Opening date: 06 October 2021
Closing Date: 11.59pm on 26 October 2021
Assessment Centre & Interview Date: 10 November 2021

Interview date: 10/11/2021

Contracted hours: 35

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