Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) seeking two lay members to its Council

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is seeking to appoint two lay members to its Council.

Council members play a key role in setting strategy and policy and ensuring the HCPC fulfils its statutory duties and responsibilities.

Candidates require experience in corporate governance, strategic planning and collective decision making and must have a good grasp of regulatory principles.

As ambassadors for the HCPC, they will need the ability to form strong relationships and uphold the principles of transparency and accountability.

Candidates for this role must not be on the HCPC Register or engaged in practise, teaching, managing or researching in, one of the professions regulated by the HCPC.

As a UK-wide regulator, HCPC encourages applications from individuals across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  Continue reading

Non Executive Directors wanted by the Care Quality Commission

The Secretary of State for Health is seeking to appoint three new Non-Executive Directors to the Care Quality Commission (CQC); one as the Healthwatch England Chair, one with digital/commercial expertise and one who can bring service user experience.

CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care providers in England and has a key responsibility in the overall assurance of safety and quality.  Continue reading

Commissioners wanted for the Criminal Cases Review Commission

The Commission’s role is to investigate and review cases where it is alleged that a miscarriage of justice may have occurred in relation to conviction, sentence or both. Publicly appointed Commissioners are the organisation’s decision makers in casework, which means they play a vital role in casework, being directly responsible for deciding whether or not particular convictions or sentences should be referred back to the courts. The Commission is entrusted with the exercise of wide-ranging, and sometimes intrusive, statutory powers.    Continue reading

Pensions Regulator seeking Non Executive Directors

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is the UK regulator of work-based pensions. It is a non-departmental public body established under the Pensions Act 2004. It is sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Parliament sets the legal framework within which it regulates.

TPR’s statutory objectives are set by Parliament and guide its regulation of a market that is expanding under automatic enrolment (AE) and evolving as new and flexible forms of saving and access to those savings are made available.    Continue reading

Members sought for Private Security Appeals Board

Candidates are invited to indicate if they also wish to be considered for the position of Chairperson of the appeals board.

Schedule 2 of the Private Security Services Act 2004 specifies that the Chairperson must be a practising barrister or practicing solicitor of not less than 7 years standing.
It shall be a function of the Chairperson to ensure the effective performance by the Appeals Board of its functions.

Ordinary Member:
Candidates must have significant professional experience of legal practice or managerial level of law enforcement or public administration.

In addition, candidates for the position of Ordinary Member must also have one of the following:

  • Professional or Board experience of regulation or governance
  • Experience of appeals processes Previous membership of an appellate body
  • Professional experience that would demonstrate knowledge of the Private Security Industry
  • Familiarity with the Private Security Services Act 2004 as amended
  • Minister for Justice and Equality


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Visit England Advisory Board Chair wanted…

Tourism is a crucial industry for the UK accounting for nearly 4% of the UK’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In recognition of its importance to the UK, last year the Prime Minister launched the Five Point Plan for tourism, through which the Government aims to grow the tourism industry further and to spread the benefits of growth across the whole of Britain.

The 2015 Spending Review provided significant government investment in the tourism sectors with VisitBritain and VisitEngland (the trading names of the British Tourist Authority – BTA) receiving stable funding levels to 2020, an increase in funding for the GREAT Britain campaign to £60 million per year (a significant proportion of which is allocated to tourism), and a new £40m Discover England fund to provide direct investment into English tourism.    Continue reading