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Monday, February 16, 2015, Issue 127

HCPC seeks new Chair

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The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is looking to appoint a new Chair to its Council. 

The successful candidate will contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation, as well as encourage accountability to the public and the professions on the HCPC Register.

The role also acts as the primary ambassador for the HCPC, representing the interests of statutory regulation to outside bodies and the organisation at conferences, meetings and other events.

The HCPC is asking that candidates have experience of providing strong leadership; are able to uphold the HCPC’s principles of transparency and accountability; can inspire confidence in the organisation and promote the HCPC’s central commitment to public protection; and are able to build relationships with stakeholders across the UK and internationally.

Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate high standards of corporate and personal conduct, including impartiality, objectivity and integrity in the implementation of the role and responsibilities.

Anna van der Gaag, Chair of HCPC said: “The role of the Chair is to provide clear strategic leadership for the organisation, working closely with the Council and the Executive to keep the objective of the organisation – that of public protection – at the heart of all decision making. 

“It is also crucial that the Chair takes an active role in working alongside and collaborating with all the HCPC’s stakeholders. The HCPC is a fantastic organisation to be part of. It has a strong ‘can do’ culture running through it and the people who work here are highly committed, hard-working and focused on achieving HCPC’s objectives.”

Potential candidates must either be on the HCPC Register, or be an existing member of the Council. Applications close at 9am on Monday 23 March 2015 and interviews will be held between 21 and 23 April. 

The new appointee would be expected to start on 1 July, for an initial term of four years. The role requires 120 to 150 days a year, divided between the Council and external meetings held in the UK and overseas. An attendance allowance is paid of £320 a day, plus expenses.

Click here to find out more about the role and how to apply.

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