Executive Director of Professional Practice

In the next few years, the Executive Director of Professional Practice will lead reviews of some of our most important regulatory tools: our Code, which sets out the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates; and our revalidation process, which helps make sure professionals keep developing their knowledge and expertise throughout their careers. You will also lead a comprehensive review of advanced nurse practice, exploring whether regulation is needed and if so, how it should be delivered.

Together with your ongoing responsibilities for the quality assurance of education programmes and oversight of pre- and post-registration standards, you will play a key role working in collaboration with our partners to shape the practice of new and existing nursing and midwifery professionals for years to come.

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Importantly, our Executive Director of Professional Practice will have a regulatory leadership role for the nursing and midwifery professions across the UK. As our most senior registrant, you will have the in-depth knowledge and understanding of the professions necessary to make decisions that shape practice across health and care, ensuring the voice of the professions is clearly heard within the NMC executive team. We are looking for someone with a bold vision for the future, capable of providing strategic direction and support for the professions and NMC colleagues and a born collaborator.