Chair and Council member recruitment opens

27 February 2013

Chair and Council member recruitment opens

The UK’s dental regulator, the General Dental Council (GDC), has launched a recruitment campaign to appoint a Chair and eleven Council members to take office in October 2013.

The Council is the governing body of the GDC.

Applicants must have a strong commitment to patient protection and the promotion of confidence in the regulation of dental professionals to ensure the GDC continues to regulate effectively

There will be an equal number of dental professional and lay members and the GDC is required to have at least one member who lives or works wholly or mainly in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The task ahead

The regulation of healthcare professionals in the UK is undergoing major change and Government expectations about regulation are likely to result in significant changes in the way the GDC operates. 

Council members will play key roles in the strategic development of the organisation and strategic performance management.

Apply online and find out more

Find out more about the experiences of our current Council members on our website:

The GDC values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity for all. All decisions made will be based on merit and the applicant’s ability to meet the candidate specification.


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Notes to editors:

• Chair: Time commitment required will be 2.5 days per week and remuneration is £55,000 per year.

• Council members: Time commitment required will be 36 days per year and remuneration is £15,000 per annum.