iO Council Member

This year, the membership will elect two new members to the iO Council. If you are passionate about being an osteopath and want to help us continue to build a growing and thriving profession, recognised and accessible by all, then why not apply to be a candidate?

If you are confident in reaching out to peers and other healthcare professionals, possess a dynamic experienced skillset and are open to positively contributing to this ever-shifting environment, we want to hear from you.

“This is an especially exciting time for the future of osteopathy in the UK. There are many opportunities for the profession to become better established and better known by the public, particularly as the pandemic recedes. As we have all seen, our health system is under challenge and the need for a stronger osteopathic presence is clear. The Council intends to develop into a more diverse and inclusive representation of the profession. We can only do this if people put themselves forward for election. Serving as an iO Council member is an interesting and enjoyable way to make a meaningful contribution to the osteopathic profession.”

– Susan Farwell, President of the iO

Job specification

Click here to download and read the full role specification which we strongly recommend you review before completing your application. You will be required to provide a statement demonstrating how you meet this role specification.

** You must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a full member of the Institute of Osteopathy to apply. **


Application process

You need to supply:

  • Supporting statement on why you are suitable for the role as outlined in the role specification. We recommend that you draft this before you complete the online application form. This can then be copied and pasted into the form.
  • A current CV
  • Click here to complete the online application form

*The application form also includes monitoring information which will remain confidential and not be passed to the appointments committee.


Closing date for applications, Friday, 3 September. 

Monday, 20 September Candidates will be advised if they are eligible for election.

Friday, 29 October Elections will take place at the iO’s Annual General Meeting.


Find out more

To assist with your application and provide an insight into the work of the iO Council, click here to watch our recent webinar. You can also email with any questions.


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