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, and across health.”

– Glynis Fox, iO President

“It doesn’t matter what your experience is, I think everyone has unique skills and having a variety on the council is beneficial.”

– Zoë Clark, iO Council Member, elected 2021

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:

  • Complete the online application form here 
  • On completion of the form, you will be asked to supply
    • Supporting statement on why you are suitable for the role as outlined in the role specification
    • A current CV

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


The closing date for applications, is Tuesday, 30 August. 

w/b 12 September Candidates will be advised if they are eligible for election.

Friday, 28 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, you can also email with your questions.


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