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Stakeholder Engagement Adviser

Location: RCN UK HQ with hybrid working

Salary expectation: £52,839

Application deadline: Wed 5th June

This is a full-time role

RCN02419 – Salary including inner London weighting of £5094

Contract type: Permanent

35 hours

Salary range: £47745 to £53934 per annum* plus London weighting of £5094 per annum

At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with over half a million members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

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 our Stakeholder Engagement Adviser, you’ll use your enthusiasm, experience and creative thinking to shape the RCN’s stakeholder engagement and influencing on behalf of our members and to raise the profile of the Royal College of Nursing.

Proactive and collaborative in your approach, you will have regular contact with stakeholders across the sector, working to build strong, positive relationships and supporting colleagues to do the same. You’ll ensure the RCN’s relationships help us to identify opportunities, bring insight into the organisation and influence others.

It’s a job full of possibilities and you’ll be a key part of building the new stakeholder engagement function within the RCN, sharing best practice and new ways of working around engagement and advocacy. Ultimately, you’ll be at the heart of building campaigns on the issues that matter most to nursing staff and patients, shaping health and social care policies and promoting excellence in nursing practice

The ability to foster strong professional relationships is at the heart of this role. You’re an engagement specialist who understands how to influence stakeholders and will bring a high level of political awareness. You will be able to demonstrate success in working with a variety of stakeholders to achieve campaign success. You will have experience of advising senior colleagues on how to engage stakeholders and can navigate ambiguity, working to multiple, competing deadlines.

A great team player and highly skilled communicator, you should be able to demonstrate the ability to interpret complex issues and write persuasively for a variety of audiences.

Previous experience within health or care is not necessary however a demonstrated interested in tackling the challenges that affect our members is. We are particularly interested to receive applications from those who have experience working in stakeholder engagement roles in complex or member-led organisations.

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.

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 and many of our employees enjoy flexible working enabling them 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. At the RCN it’s unlikely you will work from home for all of your working time. Equally no one is expected to work solely in the office unless your role requires it. You can find out more by having a discussion with the recruiting manager.

Our selection process

Please submit a CV and answer the supporting questions demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this role. You may not be shortlisted if you don’t. Please ensure your CV is in a simple format with minimal tables and sections. Any identifying information in your application will automatically be anonymised for shortlisting purposes.

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 Beth Knight-Yamamoto, Public Affairs Manager at

For more information about the recruitment and selection process please contact

Assessment & interview date: week commencing 24 June, 2024

Contracted hours: 35 hours

Deadline: Wed 5th June