Registrant Council Member x 3

Body: Privy Council
Appointing Department: Department of Health
Sector: Health
Location: London based office
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £12,000 a year.
Time Requirements: Minimum 30 days a year.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    19th, 20th and 21st June 2019.

  • Announcement

    Subject to Privy Council approval we hope the successful candidate can start on 1st August 2019.


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Health and Care Professions Council

Protecting the public

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulator of health and care professionals and our aim is to protect the public. To do this, we keep a register of health, psychological and social work professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.

You will have experience of strategic and collective decision-making, as well as the ability to develop strong relationships and be able to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability in all of the HCPC’s activities. You will share the organisation’s central commitment to public protection.

You must be a current HCPC registrant to apply for these roles*. Full details of eligibility are set out in the candidate information pack.

The HCPC is committed to equality of opportunity and actively guards against unfair discrimination on any grounds (including sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, race, sex, age or disability). We are a UK-wide regulator and encourage applicants from all countries of the UK.

The regulation of social workers in England will transfer to a new body in late 2019, applications from social worker registrants will not be progressed.

Person Specification

Candidates should have:

The ability to contribute to strategic direction:

  • Understanding of the relationship between the purpose and values of an organisation and its strategic direction.
  • Knowledge and experience of strategic planning and delivery, with the ability to scrutinise performance data.
  • Experience of contributing to the achievement of objectives within time and resource constraints.

Be able to explore accountability of self and others:

  • Understanding of the role of governance in public bodies.
  • Offer appropriate challenge to help achieve the best outcomes for the organisation.
  • Able to support the executive team whilst holding them to account for their performance.
  • Willingness to accept responsibility and to be held accountable for personal decisions and to accept shared responsibility for corporate decisions.
  • Experience of evaluating own and others’ performance.

Have a awareness of equality and diversity issues:

  • Able to explore and work with values of respect, inclusion, fairness and transparency and what these might mean in a regulatory setting.
  • Awareness that equality and diversity issues are of key importance throughout any organisation.

Be able to listen and communicate effectively:

  • Well-developed listening skills.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to put views across clearly and sensitively in a variety of settings.
  • Awareness of, and acceptance, of diverse views.
  • Ability to inspire confidence and support amongst HCPC stakeholders including service-users, patients and members of the public.

Be ability to work effectively as part of a team:

  • Experience of participating in group discussions.
  • Involving and including others in a decision making process to achieve the best outcome for an organisation.
  • Sharing expertise at the same time as being able to recognise expertise in others.
  • Ability to reflect on own behaviour and impact on others.

Have the capacity and skill to understand the priorities of HCPC stakeholders:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the prime purpose of regulation – i.e. public protection
  • Knowledge and experience of working with one or more of the HCPC’s key stakeholder groups in any of the four UK countries.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the wider health, social, political, and educational landscape in which regulation sits.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the diversity inherent in the work of the HCPC and differing viewpoints amongst key stakeholder groups.

How to Apply

For more information, and to apply, visit: or contact: 020 7840 9170.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 20 May 2019 and interviews will be held on Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 June 2019.

For more information about the work of the HCPC visit:

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