Join the iO Council – 2019 nominations now open


Join 1

Be part of the most exciting time in a generation for osteopaths 


The iO has two seats on the council up for election in 2019 

Dedicated to supporting, uniting, developing and promoting the profession for the benefit of public health and care, our vision is to see osteopathy grow and thrive, recognised and accessible to all. 

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic osteopathspassionate about working with us and confident to reach out to peers and other healthcare professions. In the last few years, we have made giant leaps by gaining recognition as an allied health profession, building relationships with the ‘heavy hitters’ in UK health, such as Health Education England (HEE), Public Health England (PHE) and NICE, as well as investing in promoting osteopaths with the general public.



Austin Plunkett

Austin Plunkett, iO Council member and NCOR researcher, encourages others to apply

“It’s a great way of understanding what’s going on beyond the clinic room. AHPs are increasingly expected to engage with their profession and other professions. The iO manages several projects that achieve this. I would encourage every osteopath to know that their job doesn’t end at the clinic and the profession.”

Read Austin’s full article on why you should join the iO Council


Your commitment to the iO

There would be a time commitment of around 12 days per year, as well as being proactive in overseeing other work, such as delivering sessions at Convention, writing for Osteopathy Today, representing the iO at meetings and guiding council projects.  


To join the Council 

Together with being a full iO member, your experience should include one or more of:  

  • Developing strategy as part of Board / Chair meetings 
  • Leadership roles in organisations, regional groups, online community  
  • Speaking to the media 
  • Running a successful practice 
  • Medicolegal training and experience  
  • Marketing, communications and promotion  
  • Financial management  
  • Fundraising 
  • Researching treatment effectiveness, patient experience of treatment, safety, cost-effectiveness and clinical audit.  


Key dates

Closing date for applications is Saturday 24 August 2019

Elections take place at the iO AGM on 1 November 2019 



Before applying, please read the supporting document (Role Specification June 19) and send your completed application to Georgina Leelodharry, Head of Operations, by close of business on Saturday 24 August 2019.

Role-Specification-iO-Council-Member-Jun 19

iO Council – application form 2019



To see the work of the iO, you can observe the next Council (03 October) in central London. Contact Georgina Leelodharry, Head of Operations for more information about being a council member or to observe a council meeting.  



Please login to comment.