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Health, Safety and Wellbeing National Officer

Royal College of Nursing
£64,026- £72,240* plus London weighting if applicable: Up to £4872.00 per
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

Health, Safety and Wellbeing National Officer

Job reference: RCN02314

Contract type: Fixed term contract for 12 months

Location: Any RCN office with Hybrid Working

Basis: 35 hours per week

Salary range per annum: £64,026- £72,240* plus London weighting if applicable: Up to £4872.00 per annum

Imagine being faced with a world of exciting possibilities that could ultimately enable you to support our members and help shape the health policies of the future. As the UK’s largest trade union and professional body for nursing, we support over half a million members with unwavering loyalty and total commitment. We represent and develop them, support their practice and lobby on their behalf to make a positive difference to their working lives.

We're accredited with Investors in People Silver Standard. Our people are our greatest asset, and we want people who can contribute to our purpose in line with our values.

As a Health, Safety and Wellbeing National Officer, you will be a key, specialist member of Employment Relations Departments Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team, you will work alongside the UK Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing with the aim of improving the physical and psychological working environments for nurses and nursing staff, wherever they work. The postholder will work collaboratively and in partnership across the organisation to influence and campaign for improved nursing terms and conditions. This includes monitoring the external environment for new and emerging hazards, working closely with internal and external stakeholders and partnership working with national elected and appointed committees.

As well as exceptional customer service, to join us you’ll need an in-depth knowledge of Health, Safety and Wellbeing together with knowledge of relevant UK wide legislation.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything’s possible.


What we offer you

We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. We offer an impressive range of benefits, a broad range of learning development opportunities and an award-winning health and wellbeing programme. We offer annual leave up to 32 days plus bank holidays and three additional days for the Christmas break plus generous maternity, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave packages.

*We offer a competitive pay structure with annual pay progression until you reach the top of the salary scale. We normally offer new employees the first point of the salary range, although you may be able to negotiate a higher starting salary depending on your skills, experience and current salary.

What we deliver for our members is wide and varied so when it comes to how we work one size doesn’t fit all. We also know that to empower our people to do their best work, they must be able to balance the demands of work and home. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs to deliver results whilst having a good work life balance. Departments and directorates have their own hybrid ways of working which put the needs of the service they deliver – whether that’s to members or to colleagues - at their heart, in alignment with our hybrid working core principles.

Our selection process

Please submit a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this role. You may not be shortlisted if you don’t.

We want your experience applying for a job with us to be the best it can be. We may hold our interviews and assessments in person or by video call If you foresee any problems, please let us know.

As a proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme, we actively encourage applications from people with disabilities.

Contact details

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Leona Cameron Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing on 020 7467 3559.

For more information about the recruitment and selection process please contact

Opening date: 13 November 2023.

Closing date: Midnight on 26 November 2023.

If we receive many applications after a week of advertising, this vacancy may close earlier.

Assessment & interview date: 11 December 2023.

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