Senior Investigations Paralegal
Contract Status: Permanent, Full Time
Salary: £39,208-£49,830 per annum plus benefits
Location: One Westfield Avenue, Stratford, London – the role will be a mix of home and office-based work
We are adopting a hybrid approach to working. You will need to work at least one day a week in the office. The rest of the time will be spent working from home. You will be provided with appropriate equipment to support this. At the start if the role you may be asked to attend the office more for training purposes.
Working life doesn’t always have to be ‘nine to five’ and we support flexible working wherever possible. Please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.
Our vision is safe, effective and kind nursing and midwifery that improves everyone’s health and wellbeing.
As the independent regulator of more than 758,000 nursing and midwifery professionals, we have an important role to play in making this a reality.
Our core role is to regulate. First, we promote high education and professional standards for nurses and midwives across the UK, and nursing associates in England. Second, we maintain the register of professionals eligible to practise. Third, we investigate concerns about nurses, midwives and nursing associates – something that affects less than one percent of professionals each year. We believe in giving professionals the chance to address concerns, but we’ll always take action when needed.
To regulate well, we support our professions and the public. We create resources and guidance that are useful throughout people’s careers, helping them to deliver our standards in practice and address new challenges. We also support people involved in our investigations, and we’re increasing our visibility so people feel engaged and empowered to shape our work.
Regulating and supporting our professions allows us to influence health and social care. We share intelligence from our regulatory activities and work with our partners to support workforce planning and sector-wide decision making. We use our voice to speak up for a healthy and inclusive working environment for our professions.
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About the role
This is a new role in the Investigation Legal Team and there will be scope for the successful candidate to shape and mould the role to work to the best advantage of the Investigation Team as a whole.
As a Senior Investigations Paralegal, you’ll play an important role in ensuring we investigate cases in a proportionate and timely way that best protects the public in accordance with the NMC’s statutory obligations.
The role will involve providing independent legal advice to investigators focusing on investigation steps at the case planning stage, and sufficiency of evidence when cases are being considered as being ready for a Case Examiner decision.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn from and get direct supervision from an experienced Lawyer on more complex cases, interim order risk assessments, and procedural issues around linked cases.
You’ll also conduct case progression tasks including interviewing witnesses and drafting statements, as well as drafting instructions to expert witnesses.
You will need to work at all times in accordance with our values of fairness, kindness, collaboration and ambition.
Skills and experience required
We’ll looking for people who:
- Are aspiring Lawyers pursuing legal qualifications.
- Can work collaboratively with Investigators and Lawyers to progress cases.
- Are keen to expand their knowledge and skills and deliver training and learning to the wider team.
- Are able to work as part of team to provide flexible support to deal with changing workloads and contribute to projects.
- Have good IT skills.
For more information about the role please read the job description and the person specification.
Please click on the apply button at the top or bottom of this advert, where you will be taken through our application process and asked to submit your experience in line with the criteria detailed in our person specification, the job description and advert. Please note, we do not accept incomplete applications or CVs as part of our application process.
If you need to make an application in a different format due to a disability or health condition, please let the team know.
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Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 21 August at 23:59
Interview Date: w/c 5 September 2022
Please note, if we receive a high level of applications, we may choose to close this advert early. We encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Interviews will be held on either a virtual basis or in person at our London offices in One Westfield Avenue.
If your interview is held virtually, it may include video interview, and possible telephone interview and/or on-line assessments.
If your interview is held in person it may include an assessment or you may be invited to speak on a topic which will be provided to you in advance. All details of this will be given to you if you are shortlisted for the role.
Your health and wellbeing is our top priority, so if you become unwell during the process we would appreciate receiving an update as soon as possible. You will also have the opportunity to make us aware of any reasonable adjustments needed for your interview upon receiving your interview invite from a member of the resourcing team.
Screening and Vetting
All of our roles are subject to pre-employment checks, we are in the process of introducing a vetting policy, and it is possible that this role may become subject to DBS and further vetting checks in future.
The NMC is an exciting organisation with the ambition to be the leading healthcare regulator. To achieve this, we are working in an agile way that offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds. We are committed to being an inclusive employer.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, maternity, disability, or gender identity.