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Lay Panel Member

Lay Panel Member

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Lay Advisory Panel Members - voluntary roles

The College of Optometrists is the professional body for optometry and a registered charity, operating in the public interest, and incorporated by Royal Charter.

We are looking for members of the public who share our commitment to eye health, to contribute to our work and activities.

Our Lay Panel members play a vital role on our committees, working groups and Council, in providing an alternative viewpoint to question and challenge our activities and plans. They also provide specialist advice, based on their particular area of expertise.

No clinical knowledge is required and anyone with an interest in eye health is invited to apply. We would be particularly interested in volunteers with business, health policy or management, clinical education, academic/research and fundraising backgrounds.

This is a voluntary position for which reasonable expenses are reimbursed. There is one Lay Advisory Panel meeting each year, but panel members sit on other committees and will be asked to input to our work electronically.
The term of office is initially for 3 years.

To find out more about the College go to

To apply please send a letter setting out why you wish to be considered along with your CV to Human Resources by email to or by post to:

Human Resources Department
The College of Optometrists
42 Craven Street

The College is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community and especially from women and people from ethnic minorities, who are at present under-represented on the Lay Advisory Panel.

The closing date for applications is 25 February 2019 by 5pm. Interviews will be held on 21 March 2019.