General Osteopathic Council - Chair

Body: General Osteopathic Council
Appointing Department: Department of Health
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health, Regulation
Location: London
Skills required: Business / Commercial, Change Management, Major Projects, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Remuneration is £27,000 per annum. Reasonable expenses can be reclaimed.
Time Requirements: No more than 78 days per year

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    28/08/2019 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift

    Mid-September 2019

  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    Date TBC


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

We are seeking our next Chair to lead our Council in shaping the strategic direction for healthcare regulation and development of the osteopathic profession.

The time commitment for this position  is expected to be no more than 78 days a year, and remuneration is £27,000 per annum. Travel and subsistence expenses are refundable in line with our expenses policy. The appointment commences on 1 April 2020 (initially for up to four years). You do not need to be an osteopath to apply.

For further information and to apply, please visit Alternative format versions are available from Amanda Chadwick on 020 7357 6655 x252 or email

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) is the UK-wide statutory body established by the Osteopaths Act 1993 to regulate and develop the osteopathic profession and ensure public protection.

All appointments are subject to the approval by the Privy Council of The General Osteopathic Council (Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2015.

Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 28 August 2019

Person Specification

The competencies required for the role, which are set out in more detail in the information pack, can be grouped under the following headings:

  • Leadership of the Council;
  • Ability to lead and contribute to the development of strategy, and the scrutiny of its delivery;
  • An influential advocate for the organisation, with credible communication skills;
  • Analytical skills and sound judgement;
  • Takes ownership of personal and team effectiveness;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the statutory role of the GOsC;
  • Awareness and understanding of the osteopathic profession;
  • An awareness of the significance of the Osteopathic Practice Standards in the promotion of patients’ health, wellbeing and protection from harm, and the maintenance of public confidence in the profession.

How to Apply

Applicants will need to complete application forms 1 and 2.

Info pack Chair of Council
Chair of Council - Form 1
Chair of Council - Form 2

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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