Legal Assessors – Nursing & Midwifery Council

The Nursing & Midwifery Council

Appointment of Legal Assessors

Minimum of 20 days per annum, £500 per day

Millions of people each year are cared for by the 692,000 nurses and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). As their regulator, the NMC exists to protect the public by maintaining the UK’s nursing and midwifery register, setting standards for education and practice, and taking action if a nurse or midwife’s fitness to practise is called into question.

The NMC wishes to increase its pool of Legal Assessors to advise its practice committees in considering allegations about the ongoing fitness to practise of individual nurses and midwives. Each practice committee panel is supported by an NMC approved legal assessor who advises the panel in accordance with the requirements set out in the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001.

  • With ten years’ experience or more as a barrister, solicitor or advocate, applicants much be in good standing with their regulator and must hold a valid UK practising Experience of providing legal advice in a regulatory environment or tribunal setting would also be highly desirable. Collaborative yet able to exercise independence of judgement, individuals must also possess high levels of integrity, patience, resilience, confidence and professionalism in dealing with pressured, unpredictable and sensitive situations and, at times, differing points of view.

To find out more and to apply, please visit

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 19th August 2016

The NMC is committed to promoting equality and diversity and would welcome applications from women and individuals from a BAME background as these groups are currently under represented.  Appointments will be based on merit alone.


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