*Closes 09th December*

The General Medical Council are seeking to appoint one registrant member (medical) and one lay member for their governing Council.

Working across all four countries of the UK, our vision is to be an effective, relevant and compassionate regulator, that supports medical professionals to deliver safe, high-quality patient care. As health services in the UK continue to face intense pressure, regulation has a pivotal role to play in protecting patients and promoting the wellbeing of the profession. We have set ambitious commitments to address inequality, embrace diversity, and support inclusion within healthcare, both as a regulator and an employer. Championing this work is a key focus for our Council and you will play a vital part in shaping healthcare in the years ahead.

You will be joining at a landmark moment, as the UK government overhauls the outdated legislation which underpins our work; and as we take on regulation of physician associates and anaesthesia associates, ahead of wider reforms for doctors. This programme of regulatory reform will affect all areas of our business. Our Council will help us define the programme that best achieves our strategic ambitions.Our Council comprises 12 members (six lay and six registrant). It sets our strategy, defines our high-level policies and is responsible for making sure that we fulfil our statutory and charitable purposes. We are currently seeking two new members who must be able to contribute to setting strategy, exercising oversight and ensuring effective corporate governance. The registrant vacancy is open to GMC registrants who can demonstrate these skills and have a current licence to practise, at any stage of their career. For the lay appointment, we are seeking someone who will bring strong financial acumen, together with a successful executive career possibly as a Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer or Finance Director, Applications for both roles are welcomed from across all four countries of the UK.The time commitment for the appointments will average around three days a month and remuneration is £18,000 per year.If you have any specific queries you can email gmccouncil@gatenbysanderson.com.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation; one that reflects those we work with and for. We actively encourage those with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply to work with us.

The GMC values equality and diversity and is committed to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from bias and unlawful discrimination.

The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750).

To view the job description and person specification please go to the dedicated website for applications

How to Apply

This is an online competency-based application process – please download and complete the application form detailing how you meet the criteria set out in the four Core Competencies and professional skills and experience outlined above. You should not upload a copy of your CV at this stage of the process.

Please take care to apply for the right role – lay or registrant.

When completing the application form, you must respond to the four competency questions and the professional skills and experience, giving specific detailed examples of how you can address these, concentrating on your role and input, process and outcomes. You will also be asked to submit a word limited Career Summary, which should not be an upload of your CV. Candidates will be asked for a CV if they are invited for preliminary interview.

Your Career Summary will not be scored, but will be provided for context only.

You must submit your application by 12 noon on Friday 9 December.

We regret that late applications will not be accepted.