Nursing and Midwifery Council Competence Test Centre Administrator

Campus Services

Northumbria University is delighted to have recently become an approved provider to conduct the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Test of Competence. We are one of five test centres based around the UK. The Test Centres provide Part Two of the NMC’s Test of Competence for international nurses and midwifes seeking registration with the NMC and for those nurses and midwives looking to renew their registration after a career break. Part Two is a nursing or midwifery Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which simulates a clinical environment and various ‘patient’ scenarios which are likely to be encountered by registered nurses and midwives. Candidates are expected to utilise a modern evidence base and effectively demonstrate safe practical application of nursing and midwifery skills. The Test of Competence is blueprinted against the current UK pre-registration standards which are available on the NMC’s website.

Northumbria is busy developing the new test centre on our Coach Lane Campus, a short distance outside Newcastle City Centre, and we are looking to open for business in the Spring of 2022.

We have a number of opportunities in development to support the running and operation of the test centre and examinations and are now in a position to offer the role below on a three-year fixed term contract:

  • NMC Test Centre Administrator

As one of a team of Administrators you will report directly to the NMC Test Centre Manager and will contribute to a proactive and customer valued NMC Competence Test Centre by providing high quality, comprehensive administrative support and be committed to delivering excellent customer service with a flexible approach to meet stakeholder needs.

You will support the seamless full candidate journey within contractual obligations by ensuring candidates have access to all learning materials pre-test date with support from the CTC Coordinator and assisting in the onsite preparation of candidates, ensuring appropriate pastoral care, to prepare the candidate for the examination.

Acting as a key link between the Centre and the candidate / their employer, you will be responsible for day-to-day bookings through the booking system and will be responsible for aspects of case management and the production of management information.

You will complete all administrative and reception duties linked to the Centre; including filing, customer service and record keeping.

You will also support administration linked to the services and activities for the general management of the Centre (including but not limited to cleaning, porterage, improvement work, laundry and waste services, pest control, maintenance, help desk, reception services).

You will be required to work on a rota basis needing, at times, to cover early shifts at the Centre (starting at 7.00am) or the late shift finishing at 5.30 or 6.00pm.

The successful candidate will have excellent IT skills particularly Microsoft Office, and specifically Excel and have the ability to produce reports and other Management Information as well as excellent effective and clear communication skills.

Educated to Level 3 qualification or higher (A-level equivalent) or substantial relevant professional experience you will have the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues across the Services, Faculties and University and with external stakeholders, be able to plan and prioritise own defined work activities with the ability to deliver a customer-focused service.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lee Harbord, Project Manager and Test Centre Manager (

For more information, please visit Northumbria University's OSCE centre.

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification.

If you are successful in your application for this role, you will be employed by Northumbria University Services Limited.  Further details can be found at

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

Please note this vacancy will close on 23/01/2022

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