Council appointments 2023

Applications have now closed for the fourteen council positions in 2023

Applications from AOP members for fourteen council positions have now closed.

The positions are:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Preregistration optometrist
  • Newly qualified optometrist 
  • Additional hospital optometrist
  • Independent prescribing optometrist
  • Domiciliary care optometrist
  • Locum optometrist
  • Director of a multiple practice
  • Employee of a multiple practice
  • Director of an independent practice
  • Employee of an independent practice
  • Optometrist for Scotland 
  • Optometrist for Wales 
  • Optometrist for Northern Ireland

The undergraduate student and pre-registration optometrist positions have a term of office of one year. All other designated positions have a three-year term from 2023.

The fourteen positions will be selected by the AOP Appointments Committee. There is no formal interview.

The names of the successful applicant will be announced at the end of May 2023.

You will find the application form, role description and eligibility criteria below. Please return to [email protected]

More information about the AOP Council.

The work of an AOP Councillor

AOP Councillors represent members and help to ensure that members’ views across the UK and the profession are represented in policymaking. A significant element of a Councillor’s role is to communicate with members through various channels and to collate and present their opinions, interests and concerns at the three annual Council meetings.

Our Councillors also promote and actively encourage membership of the AOP, attend regional CPD events, and refer members to the right person within the AOP to provide answers, advice and support.

Councillors have told us that being part of the AOP Council is a rewarding experience, with opportunities to develop new skills, network and to help bring about positive change to the future of the profession.