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Council and Committee Member appointments

Our competencies

Our Nominations committee is responsible for determining the required competencies for each role. Prior to us ‘going live’ with a campaign the Committee will evaluate the vacancy requirements by:

  • considering the balance of existing skills, knowledge and experience within the current membership and any gaps;
  • review any specific requirements contained within the Opticians Act, our Constitution Order(s) and/or Rules (such as representation from specific nations); and,
  • review the current competencies (essential and desirable) and consider if any changes are required to ensure that the competencies meet the needs of the GOC and that none unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly against any protected characteristics set out within the Equality Act 2010. 

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Please note that the competencies are only an indication and may not fully represent actual requirements at the time of advertising a vacancy.

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Council – registrant members

Autumn 2020


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