The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced that it is seeking two new lay council members to join the chair and nine other members on its governing body.
Under the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001, the NMC’s council must comprise six registrant and six lay members, and have representation from all four UK countries.
“We are looking for individuals of outstanding calibre”
The vacancies arise following the departure of Quinton Quayle and Amerdeep Somal who had served as lay members of the council since May 2013.
Applications for the roles are open to lay candidates from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England.
To be eligible for appointment, applicants must not be or never have been a registered nurse or midwife, and not hold qualifications that would entitle them to apply to be a registered nurse or midwife.
The closing date for applications is midday on 6 February 2017.
NMC chair Professor Dame Janet Finch said: “These are challenging and rewarding roles influencing an important public protection agenda in a sector that is changing at a pace we have not seen before.”
“The council has set an ambitious strategy to be a dynamic, innovative, leading regulator. We have already begun an exciting programme of transformation to help us achieve this and deliver better value for money,” she said.
“We are looking for individuals of outstanding calibre with experience and expertise particularly in large scale organisational change either in the public or private sector,” she added.