Senior Research Officer
Senior Research Officer
Permanent – full time
Salary: £37,000-41,000 plus benefits
Location: 23 Portland Place, London W1B 1PZ
We’re the independent regulator of the UK’s 690,000 registered nurses, midwives and nursing associates. We set the qualifications students must achieve to step into their first job with the right skills and knowledge to look after patients, mothers, and the public with kindness, skill, respect and compassion.
Our priority is to make sure that appropriately qualified nurses, midwives and nursing associates who want to join our register are able to do so swiftly, and then continue to have the competence and capability to provide a high standard of care throughout their careers. On the rare occasions care goes wrong, we can step in to investigate and take action where needed, giving patients and their families a voice as well as creating a supportive environment for nurses and midwives and nursing associates to be open and to learn.
Better and safer care for people is at the heart of what we do, supporting nurses, midwives and nursing associates across the UK to strive for the highest standards
By promoting professionalism, we help to inspire confidence among the public and pride among nurses, midwives and nursing associates. Held in high regard, they are able to act as leaders in their communities.
About the role
Come and join the NMC and help us build a stronger, leading voice, enabling better, safer care for people in the UK. We’re hiring two Senior Research Officers to work as part of a team reporting into the Head of Research and Evidence.
You will help to ensure that robust research and analysis informs, directs and drives corporate policies, strategy and business planning. Your strong research skills and experience will help to make sure that we understand the wider health and care sector, that we’re clear about the impact we’re having, and are aware of future trends and drivers that will shape what we do and the context in which we work..
This is an exciting time to join the NMC as we develop our new five-year strategy. Over the next 12 months we will be working with as many people as possible – the public, people using health and care services, nurses, midwives, nursing associates, partners, and NMC employees – to get their input into our plan for 2020 and beyond to support the delivery of better, safer care.
Skills and experience required
You will have strong research and analysis skills, including experience of communicating complex information to non-specialists, and making innovative suggestions for improvement. You will have experience in providing advice and support on, and applying, quantitative and qualitative research methods to address policy questions.
Specifically, we are looking for candidates with strong knowledge and experience in one, or more, of the areas below:
- Data analysis and advanced statistical techniques such as multiple regression;
- Developing survey questions, focus group and interview guides, and leading on the analysis of qualitative data;
- Evaluating policies, programmes and initiatives at different levels including process and impact evaluations
- Undertaking systematic literature searches and reviews, identifying relevant evidence, appraising its quality, and summarising to others in a clear and coherent way.
Why work for the NMC?
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to recruit the right people in the right places and we value the contribution they make to the success of our organisation. In return, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. To find out further information, please look at our benefits page.
For more information about the role please read the job description and the person specification.
If you feel that this role is for you, please send your CV, and a supporting statement on how you feel you meet the skills and experiences highlighted in the person specification, and the personal details form via the web link below.
Closing date for completed applications: Friday 7th June 2019 at 12.00 midday
Interview Date: 28th June 2019
The NMC is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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