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We are inviting applications for a Facilities Support post and tenders for a literature review on communication in the context of manual therapy.

Facilities Support

Full time, £23,731-£24,521 per annum plus benefits

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The role

The Facilities Support is responsible for providing a proactive, customer-facing service function to support the work of the GOsC, its staff and stakeholders. The main focus of this role will be to provide a front-of-house service. The postholder will also be responsible for developing costed project plans to ensure the continued upkeep and operation of Osteopathy House.

Facilities Support sits within the Registration and Resources team of eight, who are collectively responsible for registering osteopaths and maintaining the Statutory Register of Osteopaths, administration of osteopaths’ continuing professional development, finance, IT and facilities. The postholder will report to the Head of Registration and Resources.

The person

The successful applicant will have a ‘can-do’ attitude and take pride in offering a service to colleagues. He/she will have a structured and methodical approach to work and be able to actively seek new ways to improve the facilities service and the environment of Osteopathy House. For a detailed list of duties and full person specification please read the job description and information pack

To apply

Please submit application form one and application form two, along with a CV (no more than 2 sides of A4), to Amanda Chadwick at: achadwick@osteopathy.org.uk by noon on Wed 13 September 2017.

Interviews will be held on 18 and 19 September 2017

Communication in the context of manual therapy: invitation to tender

Touch is an important part of manual therapy, both diagnostically and therapeutically.

Yet the context of touch also provides potential for misinterpretation and perceived or real breaches of professional/practitioner boundaries.

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We are inviting proposals to undertake a comprehensive literature review in communication (and miscommunication) in the context of touch and manual therapy. This review is being commissioned by the General Osteopathic Council and the General Chiropractic Council, the statutory regulator for chiropractors.

As regulators, we want to support effective communication in the context of touch, and reduce miscommunication and its negative impact, for the benefit of patients and practitioners.

A full review of the literature about the particular challenges of communication in the context of touch will assist us to identify challenges, to begin to explore policy options, and agree next steps within our sectors.

We have also recently published a thematic analysis of boundaries education and training within the UK’s osteopathic educational institutions.

To submit a tender

For further information about the project and the tender process please download the tender document.

We need to receive the tender in a sealed envelope on or before 12 noon on Tuesday 15 August 2017. One electronic copy of the tender is required.

Please send the tender to:
Tender for literature review on communication in the context of manual therapy
General Osteopathic Council
Osteopathy House
176 Tower Bridge Road
London SE1 3LU

Timetable
Return of tenders 15 August 2017 at 12 noon
Interviews 11 September 2017 in London
Preferred tenderer appointment
confirmation and contract agreement
18 September 2017
Final literature review to be delivered by 2 October 2017