Thank you for your interest in the role of panel Chair for our practice committees.

At the Nursing & Midwifery Council we have responsibility for ensuring that those on our register of nurses, nursing associates and midwives meet our professional standards.

On occasions we need to consider if a person is fit to practise without restriction. Where we have a concern regarding this, we might bring these concerns before a meeting or hearing of the practice committees. Members of our practice committees are independent decision makers who work with us as contractors.

We are looking for applications from a diverse range of individuals to ensure our panels are representative of the UK population, for lay hearings and the professions we regulate. These will be individuals with previous chairing experience, or individuals who have worked as a panel member (or similar roles) and are looking to take the step into a chairing role.

Our values of kindness, fairness, collaboration and ambition are an integral part of how we perform our role when we work with colleagues, registrants, stakeholders and the public we serve, and successful applicants will be those who demonstrate our values and are able to lead and manage the hearing to facilitate the panel in reaching timely, logical, fair and balanced decisions.

You must have excellent communication skills. You will need to be able to work well as a leader, but also as part of a team, and be empathetic and adaptable to the needs of those around you. We will provide an induction and support, so even if you have not undertaken a chairing role before, we will support you to make a positive impact in our hearings.

As members of our practice committees, panel Chairs may also sometimes be invited to participate in hearings as non-Chair members.

Our panels and the independent decisions that they undertake play a huge part in our role to protect the public and uphold public confidence in the nursing and midwifery professions. Thank you for your interest in working with us, and we look forward to receiving your application.

Edina Ojeifo
Interim Assistant Director, Nursing and Midwifery Council

Please note: We are running a values based campaign meaning we will focus on the values you hold, rather than focusing solely on previous experience

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