*Closes 15th August 2022*

We’re looking to appoint two new lay Council members (one who lives or works in Northern Ireland)

This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of health and care regulation, at a critical moment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join our Council and influence how we will become a high performing regulator, delivering forward-looking regulation, underpinned by strong data, collaboration and compassion.

About the HCPC

We are a UK-wide regulator of 15 different health and care professions, including paramedics, radiographers, occupational therapists, and biomedical scientists. Our aim is to protect the public. To do this, we regulate by:

  • deciding what it takes to be a member of one of our professions;
  • approving education programmes which will produce competent graduates who are safe to treat people;
  • keeping an accurate register of people who are legally able to call themselves one of our 15 professions; and
  • taking action when a professional isn’t meeting our expectations of safe practice and conduct.

This is complex and requires good governance. The Council is our governance body, our equivalent of a board. It sets our strategic direction and oversees our performance.

About the lay Council member role

Lay members must not be or have been a registrant with the HCPC. In summary, the role of a Council member is to:

  • contribute their knowledge and expertise to Council to ensure robust governance and effective, strategic decision-making;
  • contribute to the delivery if the Council’s objectives and strategy;
  • ensure that they have a good working knowledge of the HCPC’s role, key processes and other information that may help their role;
  • carry out their work for Council in accordance with the Council members’ code of conduct and the HCPC’s values; and
  • act as an ambassador for the HCPC, representing Council to stakeholders.

Council members receive an annual allowance of £12,000. The time commitment required for this role is approximately 30 days per year.

What we are looking for?

Core competencies for this role are:

  • capacity and skill to understand the priorities of HCPC stakeholders;
  • ability to contribute to strategic direction;
  • ability to explore accountability of self and others;
  • demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • ability to listen and communicate effectively; and
  • ability to work effectively as part of a team.

One of the two available roles must be appointed to a candidate who lives or works in Northern Ireland.

We are also looking to appoint one of the two roles to a candidate with an accountancy qualification or strong financial experience.

How to apply?

To apply, you must complete and return the following:

  • Council member application form
  • Conflicts of interest and other material information form
  • Equal opportunity and diversity monitoring form (optional)

Please submit your application to:

Applications will close at 9am on Monday 15 August 2022

More information can be found in our candidate information and how to apply can be found at the following link: