Working with doctors, working for patients

Head of Corporate Governance and Council Secretary


Here at the GMC we recognise the importance of exemplary governance. We’re committed to having effective internal governance processes that are relevant and fit for purpose. Take this high profile role, and you’ll be instrumental in this, as you take the lead in coordinating the governance of the GMC. You will be a crucial advisor to the Chair of Council and our Chief Executive.


The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and take action when they are not met.


We’ll look to you to help develop the governance model for the Council and its supporting committees while leading and managing the Governance Team in delivering high quality and responsive secretariat services. Organised and confident within our challenging and changing environment, you will oversee the provision of effective support to Council’s governance committees and the GMC’s internal executive boards and external advisory groups.


You’ll bring sound knowledge of current, relevant best practice models gained during a proven track record in a senior governance role in a government, healthcare, corporate or regulatory environment or equivalent senior advisory roles. The ability to develop a full understanding of the legislative framework within which we operate will be vital, as will the high level analytical skills and creativity to resolve complex problems.


In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. We offer a benefits package and an attractive salary which will reflect the experience you bring to the role.



Office of the Chair and Chief Executive
London and Manchester
Manchester: £55,753 to £76,365 with an exceptional maximum of £88,371 London: £61,956 to £84,857 with an exceptional maximum of £98,188
Employment status
Closing date
Midnight Monday 30th July. Late applications will not be accepted.
Assessment date
Interviews to be held on 09th and 14th August in London and Manchester
Job reference
GMC staff