Opportunities for dispensing opticians available on our Investigation Committee

We are seeking to appoint two dispensing optician/contact lens optician registrant members to our Investigation Committee.   

Investigation Committee members play a key role in decision-making for cases at the investigation stage of the fitness to practise process. They consider allegations that a registrant may not be fit to practise where case examiners cannot agree, as well as referrals from case examiners for an assessment of a registrant’s health or performance.   

Our mission is to protect the public by upholding high standards in the optical professions, and our Investigation Committee is central to helping us achieve that.   

The Investigation Committee comprises registrant and lay members with different skills, knowledge and experience. Being a member gives you the opportunity to share your unique skills and experience while learning from others. We are on the look-out for talented and passionate people and we welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.  

The initial tenure for both roles will be four years with the possibility of reappointment subject to satisfactory appraisal.   

Successful candidates will be expected to commit around ten days per year, which includes approximately four meetings to consider several cases. Meetings are held in private and currently take place remotely via Microsoft Teams.   

Committee members are paid £319 per day in accordance with our member fees policy.   

View the Investigation Committee DO/CLO Candidate Information Pack and Application Form for more information, including a full person specification and how to apply. The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 19 November 2023.

If you have any questions, email appointment@optical.org quoting reference GOC04/23.