Lay Member at the Society of Homeopaths
Independent Member of Professional Standards Committee
The Society of Homeopaths is the largest organisation registering homeopaths in the UK. The Society was founded in 1978 to forward the development of the profession. Its aim is high-quality homeopathic health care for all. The Society has 1,000 members from students to registered homeopaths.
The Professional Standards Committee supports the Professional Standards Lead to drive and maintain standards across the organisation within registration and professional conduct. The PSC comprises at least three Independent Members, at least two professional members and a patient representative.
The successful candidate will be independent (no involvement in the homeopathy profession) and must possess expertise in the field of professional regulation, ideally in the healthcare sector. Experience gained elsewhere in the private, public or voluntary sectors may also be relevant.
You will need to be able to demonstrate a range of competencies required to contribute effectively to the work of the committee, including integrity, team working, and excellent communication skills.
The Society is currently suspended from the Professional Standards Authority (PSA); part of the role in the next 12 months is to work within the PSC, under the guidance of the Professional Standards Team and the Board, to lift the suspension.
In 2021 the Committee plans to meet three times via Zoom and once face to face, (normally in London), the next meeting scheduled for 19th March. The Fee is £150 for a Zoom meeting and £300 for a face-to-face meeting, including all preparation for the meeting. The appointment would be for an initial three years. Note that the Chair of the PSC is elected from one of the Independent Members annually by members of the committee, so successful candidates will be able to stand as Chair at the first meeting. The Chair receives an uplift in fees compared to other Committee members.
How to apply
Interested applicants who wish to discuss the post should contact the Interim Chief Executive, Stephen Bishop, firstname.lastname@example.org, from whom the committee’s terms of reference and the person specification are available.
Applicants should write, providing their CV and supporting statement outlining their experience to:
Closing date: Monday 15th February 2021.
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