Early Career Representative - Guidance for Professional Practice review group

College vacancy Part-time Volunteer Apply by 31 March 2023

We are recruiting for an Early Career Reference Group Representative to join our Guidance for Professional Practice task and finish review group. The Guidance for Professional Practice is reviewed once every three years. Being part of the review, provides representatives with the opportunity to understand our core guidance, collaborate with sector representatives and to influence good optometric practice.

The aims of the review are to:

  • review the contents of our guidance to ensure it is evidence-based, reflects good practice and is up-to-date
  • set the guidance out in a clear and accessible way
  • ensure that optometrists value and use the guidance, and that others with an interest in good optometric practice can also use it for the benefit of the general public.

All meetings will be conducted virtually on MS Teams to support the sector's aims of improved sustainability.

Provisional meeting schedule

Wednesday 1 March 23 (1h) 11:30 amKick-off meeting, ToR, expectations, initial discussion of new sections.
Wednesday 19 or 20 April 23 (1.5h) 11:30 am (TBC)Review of initial changes following the literature review.
Wednesday 17 May 23 (1.5h) 11:30 amReview of member and stakeholder comments to section 1 and new sections.
Wednesday 21 June 23 (1.5h) 11:30 amReview of member and stakeholder comments to sections 2, 3, 4 and annexes.
Wednesday 19 July 23 (1.5h) 11:30 amReview the final copy prior to open consultation 
Wednesday 13 September 23 (1h) 11:30 amThe final meeting.  
Review of consultation initial feedback and agree on digital publication timeline and credits. 
Discuss any lessons learnt. 


Contact details

If you have any questions, or would like to join the group, please contact Daniel Hardiman-McCartney at daniel.hardiman-mccartney@college-optometrists.org by 31 March 2023. 

In the event of more than one applicant, we will select by a ballot. 

Closing date for application
31 March 2023