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  • Advert number: 357853-0
  • Posted Date: 13/05/14
  • Closing Date: 09/06/14



The GMC is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK. It is dedicated to protecting patients across the United Kingdom by ensuring high standards of medical education and practice. It does this by working with doctors, government health departments, employers, medical educators and patient groups.

Sir Peter Rubin, the current Chair of its governing body will step down at the end of 2014, after serving with distinction for six years in the role, and the GMC is seeking to appoint a new Chair. The Chair will play a critical role in leading the Council, driving forward delivery of its Corporate Strategy and responding effectively to changes in healthcare regulation. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to high standards of medical practice and patient safety.

Applicants must have a strong track record of leadership in substantial roles, and proven board level leadership experience. The successful candidate will have significant personal credibility; be politically astute, have strong diplomatic skills; be able to build and manage effective relationships and command confidence with key interest groups; and play a critical ambassadorial role for the GMC.

The GMC seeks candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds who can demonstrate the skills required.

Time commitment and remuneration for the Chair is expected to be up to 3 days per week and £110,000 per year.

For further information including how to apply, please visit For an informal confidential discussion please contact the advising consultant Katrina Paget on 020 7426 3994.

Closing date: noon, Monday 9 June 2014.

The GMC values equality and diversity and is committed to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from bias and unlawful discrimination.

The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750).