Call for New Council Committee Members 

We are looking for 13 new members to join four of our Council’s committees: Companies, Education, Registration and Standards, to play a vital role in helping to shape the future of optical regulation.  

Each committee plays a key role in enhancing our work and informing the decisions made by Council. The Committees are:  

  • Companies – advises Council and other Committees on matters relating to business registrants. We have five vacancies for members representing the interests of body corporates (business registrants). 
  • Education – advises the Council and other committees on optical training and education. We have three vacancies: two lay members and one dispensing optician. 
  • Registration – advises the Council on registration issues, including the rules governing registration and publication of the registers. We have one vacancy available for a lay member. 
  • Standards – advises the Council on the standards of conduct and performance expected of current and potential registrants. We have four vacancies: two lay members, one dispensing optician and one registered medical practitioner. 

Successful candidates will be expected to commit two to four days per annum and includes renumeration of £319 per day, in accordance with our member fees policy. 

If you are passionate about general healthcare and regulation or think you can contribute to our work to protect the public, we encourage you to apply. 

We welcome people of all backgrounds and with a broad range of experiences to apply, particularly those who are disabled and from diverse ethnic backgrounds as these are currently underrepresented on our Council and committees.   

View our candidate pack for more information about the roles and how to apply. If you have any questions, email quoting reference GOC01/22.