Our recruitment policy at the Society of Homeopaths is very simple: we aim to recruit the best.
There are many advantages and benefits of working at the Society of Homeopaths but we believe we have a number of very strong selling points which set us apart from other organisations.
We recognise that our people are our most important asset. For this reason we provide a truly supportive working environment together with excellent training and development opportunities.
- Being committed to offering the highest standards of membership support and going the extra mile for members and colleagues alike
- Communicating individually and collectively, openly and regularly. As well as a fantastic intranet communication forum, we also have an open door policy across all departments
- Creating a culture of success where recognition of achievement is rewarded
- Giving all staff the opportunity for career development and encouraging staff to undertake training and development activities which will advance their skills
We believe in a one organisation philosophy. This means that we work hard to ensure that communications and team working are well developed, across all our departments. It is important to us that staff enjoy working for the Society of Homeopaths and have fun whilst at work. We expect people to work hard but to underline the importance we attach to people enjoying what they do is set out in one of the Society’s key strategic aims: To always remain an organisation in which people at all levels want to work and enjoy working.
We offer a very competitive benefits package which includes a salary at market rate, 25 days’ holiday, group personal pension plan with matched contributions and subsidised homeopathic treatment
Exciting opportunities to join a dynamic organisation
The Society of Homeopaths is the largest organisation registering homeopaths in the UK. A not for profit company founded in 1978, our role is to develop the profession and to ensure high quality homeopathic healthcare is available for all. The Society employs 10 members of staff and has a turnover of c£600k. More details are at www.homeopathy-soh.org.
Independent Director (business specialist)
We are looking for someone to join our Board to provide financial and business advice to The Society of Homeopaths and its subsidiary company. You will have full voting rights on the Board and be expected to participate in the strategic development of the company.
The successful candidate will bring insight and impartiality to the Board and be comfortable with a balance sheet, providing advice and guidance in this crucial area to the Chair, the rest of the Board and the staff as necessary. You will also need to be comfortable as a public speaker as we will ask you to present the accounts to the membership at the AGM. You may well be professionally qualified but a proven track record in business and an interest in our sector of healthcare are the only vital characteristics.
You will need to have the ability to give, on average, two days or 14 hours per month in time, including 4 board meetings, a 2-day residential meeting each year and other meetings as required. Most meetings are in London. Remuneration will be on a consultancy basis.
The closing date for applications is Monday 13 July 2015 and interviews will be held at the Society’s Northampton office on Thursday 30th July 2015.
Professional Standards Committee Independent Member
We are looking for two Independent members to sit on our Professional Standards Committee who will work with the committee and have the expertise to help the Society shape and develop its regulatory policy as it monitors and assesses standards across education, registration and professional conduct.
Successful candidates will bring a strategic insight and impartiality to the committee and oversee key elements of the Society’s vision and policy in relation to professional standards. Experience in this area and an understanding of the healthcare sector would be desirable.
If you have gained senior or board level experience in the private, public or voluntary sectors, we would be delighted to hear from you. You will need to be able to demonstrate a range of competencies required to contribute effectively to the work of the committee, including accountability, strategic thinking, team working and excellent communication skills.
As a regulator, the Society monitors educational standards of course providers and individual standards of practitioners through its education, registration and professional conduct departments. If you have gained experience in setting standards in these areas we would be delighted to hear from you.
All independent members will be offered induction training, together with development opportunities for those new to the role.
The committee currently meets twice a year, usually in London, with at least two telephone conferences between meetings. Preparation before meetings of up to one day per month would be required. Travel expenses to meetings and an allowance for attendance will be paid.
Closing date for applications is Monday 24th August 2015 and interviews will be held at the Society’s Northampton office on Wednesday 9th September 2015.
We are seeking an Independent Reviewer to review the processes followed leading up to an Adjudication Panel, Appeals Panel or Society complaint decision. You will have the expertise to review cases involving professional conduct, ethics and practice. As a regulator, the Society monitors individual standards of practitioners through its Professional Conduct Department. Experience in this area and an interest in the healthcare sector would be desirable.
You will support the work of the Professional Conduct Department with the maintenance of a robust and transparent complaints process.
If you have gained experience in the private, public or voluntary sectors, we would be delighted to hear from you. You will need to be able to demonstrate a range of competencies required to contribute effectively, including integrity and excellent communication skills.
Remuneration will be on an ad-hoc consultancy basis.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 23rd July 2015 and interviews will be held at the Society’s Northampton office on Thursday 6th August 2015.
For further information
Maria Apps, The Society of Homeopaths, 11 Brookfield, Duncan Close, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6WL
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