A message from the Chief Executive

Thank you for your interest in this vitally important role for the NMC, and nursing and midwifery professionals across the UK.

We’re the independent regulator of more than 758,000 nursing and midwifery professionals. Our vision is for safe, effective and kind nursing and midwifery care that improves everyone’s health and wellbeing. As our Executive Director of Professional Practice, you will be helping to make this vision a reality.

Andrea Sutcliffe

Our organisation is at a pivotal moment as we recover from the height of the pandemic and focus on the strategic objectives that Covid-19 put on hold. We’re now in the third year of our five-year strategy, and while we’ve achieved much already, there’s still plenty of work left to do to shape the future of nursing and midwifery regulation and transform our organisation. That’s why it’s such an exciting time to join our leadership team. This is a fantastic opportunity to use your exceptional skills and experience to make a positive difference.

In the next few years, the Executive Director of Professional Practice will lead reviews of some of our most important regulatory tools including our Code, which sets out the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates. You will also lead a comprehensive review of advanced nurse practice, exploring whether regulation is needed and, if so, how it should be delivered.

And finally…

This role is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. We want to hear from outstanding leaders who feel inspired by our vision, and aligned with our values of fairness, kindness, ambition and collaboration. If that’s you, then I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Andrea Sutcliffe
Chief Executive and Registrar