GOC's council is recruiting

The General Optical Council seeks new council members

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The General Optical Council (GOC) is looking to recruit four new members – two registrants and two lay members – to its council.

Commenting on the opportunities available, GOC chair Gareth Hadley, said: “There are plenty of exciting and interesting issues on the horizon that council members will have the opportunity to be fully involved with.

“For example, we will soon be launching a strategic review of the education that registrants receive. This is particularly important as enhanced services becomes more prevalent, with the growing influence of technology and an ageing population requiring optical professionals to take a bigger role in primary care.

Speaking about the vacancies, Mr Hadley emphasised: “This is an opportunity to influence the optical professions in the interests of the public and I hope we receive many applications from people who wish to shape the future of the optical sector.”

More information, and details of how to apply, can be found on the GOC website.

The closing date for applications is 28 November, with the expected start date for all new positions being 1 April 2017.