Chiropractic Council of NSW Membership – Practitioner Member and Deputy President Vacancy

The Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA) is inviting applications from chiropractors interested in becoming a member of the Chiropractic Council.

The Chiropractic Council (Council) is an independent statutory body established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW). There are 15 Health Professional Councils in NSW. The Governor of NSW appoints members recommended by the Minister for Health.

The Councils’ main responsibility is to protect the health and safety of the public. Councils do this by working in partnership with the Health Care Complaints Commission to manage complaints about the health, performance and/or conduct of registered practitioners in NSW.


Positions available

  • 1 Practitioner Member
  • Deputy President 

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 27 March 2024


Further information

For more information about the role click here. For questions about the application and selection process, you can contact:

Name:             Fiona Hanley, Senior Policy and Project Advisor, HPCA

Phone:            02 9879 2238


You can find more information about the Council here and see the Council’s latest annual report here.


Am I eligible to apply?

To apply for this position, you need to be:

  • a registered chiropractor
  • available to attend monthly Council meetings, held in person or virtually
  • fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine (two doses) unless medically contraindicated

To be the Deputy President, you need to be a member of the Council. You can apply to be the Deputy President at the same time as applying to be a Council member. The Deputy President may be a practitioner or non-practitioner member of Council.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion 

The HPCA and NSW Health Professional Councils are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and ensuring equitable representation on Councils. We encourage women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, LGBTIQ+ community and people living with disabilities to apply.

For information about the NSW Health Professional Councils and HPCA Aboriginal Cultural Safety Strategy click here.


How long is the term of appointment?

  • Council members are appointed for a term of up to three years and are eligible for reappointment for a maximum period of nine years.
  • It is anticipated that the terms will commence in July 2024 or on appointment by the NSW Governor.

How do I apply?

Please email the following documents to by 5pm, Wednesday, 27 March 2024:

  • Expression of interest form, including the name and contact details of two referees
  • A covering letter or brief statement addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than three pages)
  • An up-to-date CV (no more than five pages)

Your application cannot be considered if you do not include the above three documents.

Selection criteria

Applications must address each of the following selection criteria:

  1. Professional expertise as a registered Chiropractor in one or more of the following areas: working in clinical practice, current involvement in tertiary education, law, governance, ethics or research.
  2. The capacity to actively participate as a member of Council in the regulation of registered health practitioners to protect the public including evidence of integrity, independence, impartiality, good judgement, and social awareness.
  3. High level of oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills including influencing and negotiating.
  4. Demonstrated experience or capacity to work collaboratively and productively as a member of Council.

Additional selection criteria for consideration for Deputy President

  1. Demonstrated leadership to:
  • ensure the health professional Council performs its functions under legislation and policies
  • assist the flow of information to members, HPCA executive and other organisations
  • develop and review the capabilities of the Council and its members.

Referee reports

Please include the name and contact details of two referees. Your referees should be able to discuss your skills, qualifications and fit with responsibilities of a Council member.