Lay member (x2) Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Body: Health and Care Professions Council
Appointing Department: Department of Health and Social Care
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: London/Various
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £12,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 30 days per year

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    15/08/2022 at 09:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Please note this is not a Department for Health and Social Care appointment. The appointing authority is the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The aim is to ensure that the Council, collectively, has a wide range of experience, capability and skills to understand the priorities of the HCPC’s key stakeholder groups as well as the values that underpin good governance.

The HCPC is therefore always looking to ensure that the Council reflects a diverse range of interests, as well as one which has the necessary governance experience required to fulfil its responsibilities.

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

While the HCPC would expect all members to have a grasp of the principles of good regulation, we welcome applications from those who are not currently involved in regulation, as we are keen to ensure the Council has a breadth of experience and skills. In the event members of other regulatory councils do choose to apply, the selection panel will consider carefully whether the conflict of interest which would be likely to arise, should they be appointed to the HCPC, would be significant enough to preclude their membership of both councils.

Person Specification

All candidates will need to demonstrate that they have met the following competencies. Full details of the competencies can be found on page 8 of the candidate information pack.
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.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.



  • Fair – being honest, open and transparent.
  • Compassionate – treating people with respect, empathy and care.
  • Inclusive – collaborating with others and championing diversity.
  • Enterprising – seeking opportunities to be creative and foster innovation to improve our performance.

Desirable criteria

We determine the skills and experience it would be desirable to find in a new Council member taking into account the profiles of our current Council
members, as well as external and internal factors.

For this appointment we are seeking to appoint at least one qualified accountant to ensure our Council has a continuity of strong financial experience. If you are not a qualified accountant this should not prevent you from applying as there are two vacancies on our Council.

Our constitution order requires that we have at least one member of Council living or working in one of the four countries, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

For this campaign we are seeking a member who lives or works wholly in Northern Ireland. Again if you do not live or work in Northern Ireland this should not prevent you from applying as we have two vacancies on our Council.


Additional Information

The composition of the Council is set out in the Health and Care Professions Council (Constitution) Order 2009.

The Council comprises of 6 lay and 6 registrant members, including the Chair and is made up as follows:

  • 6 registrant members. Registrant members are defined as people who are on the HCPC register and must be wholly or mainly engaged in the practice, the research into, or the teaching or management of one of the relevant professions regulated by HCPC.
  • 6 lay members. Lay members are currently defined as members who are not registered, have never been registered and are not eligible to register

with the HCPC or are:

    • under the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act1960 which created the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine (CPSM);
    • in the Association of Operating Department Practitioners (AODP) register;
    • in the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) register;
    • in the British Psychological Society (BPS) register; or
    • in the Hearing Aid Council (HAC) register.

How to Apply

Please refer to the candidate infoirmation pack attached for full details.

To apply for this post you must complete and return the following:

  • Form 1 – Confidential Council member application form.
  • Form 2 – Conflicts of interest and other material information form.
  • We also ask that you complete form 3 – Equal Opportunity and Diversity monitoring form (optional).

Please note that CVs will not be accepted or considered by the selection panel.

The forms can be found at

Please send your completed application to: or send to:

Claire Amor
Head of Governance
Health and Care Professions Council
Park House
184 Kennington Park Road
London SE11 4BU

Electronic versions of the forms can be downloaded from our website at:

Braille, large print and tape versions of this information pack and the application forms are also available on request. The HCPC is committed to interviewing persons with a disability who meet the essential criteria and all reasonable adjustments will be made to assist in completing the application form, attending an interview as well as any reasonable adjustments that would need to be made to the role or working environment if your application is successful.

Please refer to the guidance notes in Appendix 2 of the candidate information pack when completing your forms.

HCPC Council Member Candidate Information Pack 2022
HCPC appointments 2022-poster

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

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