Positions available on our Investigation Committee

We are seeking one lay member and one optometrist to join our Investigation Committee.  

The Investigation Committee plays a pivotal role in decision-making for cases at the investigation stage of the fitness to practise process. Members of the Investigation Committee 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 at the centre of helping us to achieve that.  

The Investigation Committee comprises registrant and lay members with different skills, knowledge and experience. 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: 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 16 July. If you have any questions, email appointment@optical.org quoting reference GOC02/23.