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We are currently recruiting for the following:

Professional Conduct Committee and Health Committee members

We are looking for seven new members to join our Professional Conduct Committee and Health Committee: three positions are for osteopaths and four are for non-osteopaths (lay positions). This is an opportunity to become part of a fair decision-making process for a modern, inclusive and innovative healthcare regulator.

The General Osteopathic Council considers diversity to be a strength. We wish to encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, identities and/or protected characteristics, including individuals from across the UK including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you are passionate about a sense of fairness and independence, you can grasp and weigh evidence in the balance, you understand the importance of protecting the public and can also appreciate the vital role that osteopaths play in healthcare, then this may be a role for you.

The Professional Conduct Committee hears and adjudicates concerns raised against osteopaths which have been referred to it by the Investigating Committee. These relate to professional misconduct, incompetence or where an osteopath is convicted of a criminal offence. Professional Conduct Committee members also sit on the Health Committee, which considers cases where an osteopath’s health may impair their ability to practise.

You will be expected to commit no more than 20 days a year (often a few days at a time) depending on caseload, plus some extra time for example for mandatory training, reading and appraisals. The daily attendance fee is £330 (with a further payment of £50 per day for lay members when they are sitting as a Panel Chair). We pay reasonable travel and subsistence expenses. Appointment starts on 1 April 2025 (initially for up to four years).

If this would be your first non-executive role or your first role in the regulation sector, we would welcome your application and you might be interested in registering for our 1-hour recruitment webinar Q&A on 16 April at 6pm. Find out more and sign up.

Closing date: 11.30am on Wednesday 8 May 2024

How to apply
For further information and to apply, please read the Information Pack and complete Application Form 1 and Application Form 2, which can be accessed via Online surveys. Alternative format versions are available from Amanda Chadwick, Human Resources Manager or Jane Saunders, Human Resources Administrator at: hr@osteopathy.org.uk

Guidance and application forms
Information pack
Application form 1 (online) 
Application form 1 (PDF) for info/reference
Application Form 2 (online)
Application form 2 (PDF) for info/reference


 Read Andrew Harvey's blog about the Professional Conduct Committee and the Health Committee