We look for the highest calibre of teaching and professional staff to work at the University College of Osteopathy. Details of any current vacancies are listed on this page.

If you wish to apply, please complete an application and equal opportunities monitoring form and return them to recruitment@uco.ac.uk. We do not accept CVs or incomplete applications.

Current Vacancies

Board Members

Term of Office: 3 Years, eligible for re-appointment

Pro Bono, Expenses Paid

About University College of Osteopathy

The University College of Osteopathy (UCO) is an institute of higher education and an exempt charity, training osteopaths, treating patients, and conducting research from its clinic and teaching premises in Southwark.

By 2027, the UCO hopes to be an internationally-recognised university for both education and research in osteopathy and associated health care subjects; a vibrant community of staff and students keen to explore new ideas and challenge existing views, whose work will positively influence the quality of healthcare and shape future clinical practice locally, nationally, and internationally.

In addition to its focus on providing the highest quality education and research for all, the UCO also hosts over 35,000 appointments per year at its clinic, almost a tenth of which are given free of charge. This, along with its outreach work in the community and working with local charities in Southwark, contributes to its mission to provide the very best care, for each patient, on every occasion.

With HRH, The Princess Royal as its Chancellor, the University College of Osteopathy (UCO) is an innovative and energetic small higher education provider and is looking for new volunteer trustees/board members to help drive forward its strategic vision. This is an opportunity to be a part of innovative plans for the relocation and development of our estate and the diversification of our curriculum offer. 

Role Specification

The Board of Directors is responsible for the business of the UCO, providing both support and challenge to the senior management team, and contributing to strategic leadership and effective governance under regulations set by the Office for Students (OfS) and the Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body, the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

All Board members are expected to bring impartiality and objectivity to the decision-making process, and to ensure that decisions are made in consideration of the long-term interests of the UCO. They also provide support to the Chair of the Board in monitoring the implementation of decisions taken during board meetings and monitor the UCO’s performance against agreed Key Performance Indicators.

Person Specification

Due to current Board Members coming to the end of their terms, and to strengthen the Board further, the UCO now seeks up to four new Board Members. Candidates could bring expertise in one of the following areas:

  • Higher Education Regulation and Governance
  • Estates (Major relocations) Experience
  • Student Experience
  • Human Resources

The Board is also keen to hear from those interested in the UCO, but who might not necessarily fit into one of the above areas of expertise.

You would normally be expected to attend four Board Meetings per year (travel expenses will be reimbursed) and you will be provided with appropriate training. However currently this time commitment has been increased to monthly meetings to reflect the current national crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To apply please email a covering letter detailing the skills and experience you would be able to contribute and a copy of your CV to recruitment@uco.ac.uk by Monday 22 February 2021.

Interviews with our Board Nominations Committee are likely to be held in the first week of March. To speak to our Vice-Chancellor or Clerk to the Board prior to making an application, please contact Clerk to the Board, Allan Scott on 020 7089 5326 or email allan.scott@uco.ac.uk.

The UCO promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly encourages applications from females and those from ethnic minority groups. 

Board Member Role Description