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The British Acupuncture Council seeks lay director – legal expertise welcomed

Closing Date
1 November 2021
Time Commitment
4 meetings a year / £250 per day

The BAcC is the leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK. We are a member-led organisation with just over 2,500 traditional acupuncturist members, governed by a Governing Board. The specialist staff team deliver membership services and support members to maintain professional standards. We provide our members with a wide range of services to facilitate their practice and we also act for the traditional acupuncture profession as a whole.

The BAcC was one of the first organisations to become a Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Accredited Register. The Accredited Register scheme is designed to recognise that an accredited organisation maintains high standards of training, safe practice and professional conduct where the operational sector is not covered by statutory regulation.


The role

The British Acupuncture Council are seeking to recruit a lay director to join our Governing Board, replacing a director who retired at this year’s AGM having completed their term.

The Governing Board (GB) is made up of five practitioner members and four lay members and is ultimately accountable to the BAcC members.

Our directors are responsible for ensuring that the BAcC continues to flourish, for setting strategy and policy, and for overseeing the effective management of the BAcC through the chief executive and committees.


Who they’re looking for

We are looking for professionals with director-level and board experience, who are clear strategic thinkers with sound judgement and the ability to think creatively. The GB conducted a skills analysis recently and determined that ideally we would like individuals with one or more of the following:

  • regulatory experience
  • risk management experience
  • some legal expertise

Additionally, we are looking for candidates with strong diplomacy and listening skills. The successful applicant will also have a keen interest in acupuncture and a passion for promoting it as a valid healthcare choice.


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