• Job Reference: RCN01889
  • Date Posted: 20 June 2022
  • Employer: Royal College of Nursing
  • Website:
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £43,263
  • Bonus/Benefits: Plus London Weighting Allowance of £4,611 per annum if applicable
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy
  • Job Type: Full Time, Contract

Job Description

Negotiable location, 35 hours per week, fixed term contract until December 2022

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 close to 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 Gold Standard. Our people are our greatest asset, and we want people who can contribute to our purpose in line with our values.

If you’re looking to find a workplace with strong values of fairness, social justice and the opportunity to make a real difference to thousands of nursing professionals, then the Organiser role may be a good fit for you.

As an Organiser you will work across the UK supporting the development and delivering of key organising drives and campaigns. You’ll be working closely with members developing strong nursing leaders and building effective structures that support members to win on the issues that matter to them and the nursing profession.

It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from member engagement through digital technology; supporting the recognition at a greenfield site through organising; to co-producing with member and staff stakeholders a deep organising campaign.

The RCN Organising programme is in the early stages of launching so this is an unique opportunity to shape what organising looks like for the nursing profession. Your enthusiasm, dedication and hard-work will support member leaders now and for years to come.

The ability to identify, recruit, train, develop and inspire member leaders and activists is at the heart of this role. Your experience should demonstrate your proven ability to identify issues and leaders, develop member structures that support their capacity to act and facilitate participation with people from an array of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

We’re looking for someone who can work as part of a team while hitting individual targets. Who is a go-getter and can follow the direction set by their direct line manager, the Head of Organising and the over-all strategic direction of the Organising Programme. It is important you can build professional relationships with members and staff by promoting a working atmosphere where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

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 work hard and alongside members on organising drives and developing the Organising Programme. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. Our pay is highly competitive with annual leave up to 32 days plus bank holidays. We offer an impressive range of benefits, a broad range of learning development opportunities and an award-winning health and wellbeing programme.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. Many of our employees enjoy flexible working enabling them to deliver results whilst having a good work life balance. We offer generous maternity, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave packages.

As a result of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic most of our staff are currently working from home. When this ends, we’ll start trialling blended office and home working to empower our people to do their best work recognising that, to give our best, we must be able to balance the demands of work and home.

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’re having to be more flexible about how we hold interviews and assessments, most of which are held by video call. If you foresee any problems with accessing a computer, webcam, or internet connection for this, please do let us know in your supporting statement.

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
Lou Dear, Senior Organiser - Delivery, by emailing Annemarie McNeely at

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact

Opening date: 17 June 2022

Closing date: 4 July 2022
If we receive many applications after a week of advertising, this vacancy may close earlier.

Assessment & interview date: 13 July 2022