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Non-executive appointment: lay Council member who lives in Northern Ireland

We are looking for a new lay member to join our Council who lives in Northern Ireland. This is an opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction and scrutiny of the work of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

The GOsC is a modern, inclusive, and innovative healthcare regulator and we consider diversity to be a strength. We wish to encourage applications from the widest possible field of candidates to help us reflect UK society. Note that this position is not open to osteopaths.

If you are passionate about healthcare regulation and you think you can bring insight and experience from your career to our work protecting the public and developing the profession, please get in touch.

We want someone who has a range of knowledge and experience, including experience from community or voluntary positions; who has highly developed interpersonal skills; and who enjoys working as part of a team. If this sounds like you, just click on the link to our website for more information.

You would be expected to commit no more than 18 days a year and you would be paid £7,500 a year. We pay reasonable travel and subsistence expenses which are incurred as part of this role. The appointment starts on 1 April 2022 (initially for up to four years).

Closing date: 11.30am on Friday 8 October 2021

For more information and to apply, please read our information pack and complete Application Form 1 and Application Form 2. Alternative format versions are available from Amanda Chadwick at: councilrecruit@osteopathy.org.uk

Application forms and guidance

Non-executive appointment: independent lay member for Audit Committee

We are looking for a new member to join our Audit Committee. If you are passionate about strategic financial and risk management and have a record of achievement at a strategic level, please get in touch.

This is your opportunity to offer an independent perspective to the work of a modern, inclusive and innovative healthcare regulator through the work of the GOsC Audit Committee. We consider diversity to be a strength. We wish to encourage applications from the widest possible field of candidates to help us reflect UK society. Note that this position is not open to osteopaths.

The role of the Audit Committee is to provide assurance that internal and external systems and processes are in place for identifying, managing and mitigating the risks relating to the discharge of the GOsC’s statutory duties, and to make recommendations for any actions to Council and the Executive.

You would be expected to commit to attending Audit Committee meetings three times a year, usually for half a day each, with additional time required for reading meeting papers. You would be paid £306 a day, including reading and preparation time. We pay reasonable travel and subsistence expenses which are incurred as part of this role. The appointment starts on 1 April 2022 (initially for up to four years).

Closing date: 11.30am on Tuesday 12 October 2021

For more information and to apply, please read our information pack and complete Application Form 1 and Application Form 2. Alternative format versions are available from Amanda Chadwick at: councilrecruit@osteopathy.org.uk

Application forms and guidance

Non-executive appointment: osteopath member for fitness to practise panel

We are looking for a new osteopath member to join our Investigating Committee. This is an opportunity to become part of a fair decision-making process for a modern, inclusive and innovative healthcare regulator through the work of the GOsC Investigating Committee. Note that this position is only open to osteopaths.

The Investigating Committee considers all concerns raised against osteopaths received by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). Investigating Committee panels make an initial determination whether there is a ‘case to answer’ and if the matter should be referred to the Professional Conduct Committee. The Investigating Committee also has powers of interim suspension in relation to osteopaths.

You would be expected to commit no more than 10 days a year depending on caseload plus extra time for reading material and for example doing appraisals. You would be paid £306 per day. We pay reasonable travel and subsistence expenses which are incurred as part of this role. The appointment starts on 1 April 2022 (initially for up to four years).

Closing date: 11.30am on Thursday 14 October 2021

For more information and to apply, please read our information pack and complete Application Form 1 and Application Form 2. Alternative format versions are available from Amanda Chadwick at: councilrecruit@osteopathy.org.uk

Application forms and guidance


Council Associates

We are looking to appoint our first-ever Council Associates to join our Council. This is an opportunity for two osteopaths to contribute to the strategic direction and scrutiny of the work of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

The Council Associates Programme seeks to identify individuals within the profession who have the potential to develop their skills and knowledge to undertake future non-executive positions, either at the GOsC or elsewhere. If this sounds like you, just click on the link to our website for more information.

The GOsC is a modern, inclusive, and innovative healthcare regulator and we consider diversity to be a strength. We wish to encourage applications from the widest possible field of candidates to help us reflect UK society. Note that this position is only open to osteopaths.

As a Council Associate, you will join the Council meetings which take place four times a year. You will be expected to prepare for these meetings by taking the time to familiarise yourself with the papers and agenda for the day. You will not be able to vote on the decisions made by full Council members, but this role will give you the opportunity to share your opinions and these views will be very much welcomed.

You would be expected to commit no more than 10 days a year and you would be paid £200 a day. We pay reasonable travel and subsistence expenses which are incurred as part of this role. The appointment starts on 1 April 2022 (initially for up to four years).

Closing date: 27 October 2021

For more information and to apply, please read our information pack and complete Application Form 1 and Application Form 2. Alternative format versions are available from Amanda Chadwick at: councilrecruit@osteopathy.org.uk

Application forms and guidance