Nursing and Midwifery Council Panel Members and Panel Chairs

Thank you for your interest in the panel member and/or panel chair roles at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Our panel members, who sit on our practice committees, are independent decision makers and play a huge part in our role to protect the public and uphold public confidence in the nursing and midwifery professions. 

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the independent regulator of more than 808,000 nursing and midwifery professionals,

We are a statutory public body accountable to Parliament through the Privy Council.

The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) oversees our work and reviews our performance each year. We are also a Charity registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales (1091434) and in Scotland with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) (SC038362).

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The opportunties

Inclusive Boards is proud to be working in partnership with the NMC in a national recruitment campaign to recruit up to 140 NMC panel member positions from across the four nations of Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England. 

These 140 positions include 60 roles open to registered nurses, midwives, and nursing associates. Registrants play a vital role in representing their profession and bringing their knowledge of practice into our proceedings.

Panel Chair
Panel Member
Panel Chair

About the role

We’re looking for at least 55 panel chairs to join us. As a Panel Chair, you are responsible for proactively managing and leading hearing proceedings. You are accountable for concluding hearings fairly and effectively and for producing a well-reasoned decision, which you may be required to draft.

Panel Member

About the role

We’re looking for at least 85 panel members to join us. Independent panel members are key to making fair, kind and consistent decisions about professionals’ fitness to practise.

Candidate Information Packs

Download the packs here

Use these links to download the full candidate information pack for the role
in either word or PDF format. Please note Welsh language versions are
available on request.


Your strengths and experience will be assessed against the roles’ competencies at every stage of the selection process. This criteria includes:

  • Leadership and Management (Panel Chairs only)
  • Professionalism and integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • High quality decision making
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion

Your response can be based on any aspect of your life, experiences and activities, not just your professional work.

Values and Behaviours

The NMC’s Values and Behaviours include:

  • We’re Fair
  • We’re Kind
  • We’re ambitious
  • We’re Collaborative

Evidence of these competencies, values and behaviours will be assessed at both application and interview stages. For full details, please download the relevant candidate information pack using the links above.

NMC's commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

There is no room for any kind of discrimination in the healthcare sector, and we’re committed to working with partners to do everything in our power to tackle inequality and promote diversity and inclusion. You can contact us to discuss our EDI work at

We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We are committed to selection processes that are accessible, fair, transparent, based on merit, and free from bias and unlawful discrimination. The NMC has appointed a Selection Panel to conduct the process. 


Be available for a minimum of 15 days per year, noting that depending on availability and hearing capacity we may be able to offer considerably more e.g. 50 days per year.


Panel Chairs: £367.00 per day

Panel Members: £320.00 per day

You will also be reimbursed for reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses incurred on NMC business, in accordance with the Council’s travel and expenses policy.

Closing date for applications

12.00pm midday, Monday 8 July 2024. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Application process

To apply, please fill out our application form.  You will be asked to answer set questions relating to the competencies described above. You will also be asked to provide a CV and information on:

  • Conflicts of interest and previous conduct.
  • Significant political activity.
  • Your referees (this does not apply to existing NMC panel members).

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