Health and Care Professions Council is a UK-wide regulator, committed to delivering high quality, efficient regulation to protect the public.
Who we are
HCPC’s vision is to be a high performing, adaptable and caring regulator that ensures public protection through strong, evidence-based regulation.
Our purpose is to promote excellence in the professions we regulate and champion high-quality care that the public can access safely and with confidence.
We regulate by:
deciding what it takes to be a member of one of our professions;
approving education programmes which will produce competent graduates who are safe to treat people;
keeping an accurate register of people who are legally able to call themselves one of our 15 professions; and
investigate when a professional isn’t meeting our expectations of safe practice and conduct.
Regulating and supporting our professions allows us to influence health and social care. We share intelligence from our regulatory activities and work with our partners to support workforce planning and sector-wide decision making. We use our voice to speak up for a healthy and inclusive working environment for our professions.
Culture & Values
We have as one of our goals to build a resilient, healthy, capable and sustainable organisation and therefore, the HCPC is full of talented and committed people with a shared purpose of protecting the public. And while we’re all unique, we share something in common. It’s the values by which we live and work: Fair, Compassionate, Inclusive, Enterprising.
Work with all of our stakeholders to understand and respond to their specific needs
Actively listen to diverse and protected groups including those who may not traditionally have a strong voice
Be empathetic and compassionate in our dealings with registrants, complainants and witnesses
Work collaboratively with others to ensure joined up effective regulation
Contribute and adapt to reflect regional, national and profession differences
Use our data and evidence, and that of our stakeholders, to inform our decision making
Be an excellent employer
What we offer
The people we work with are central to helping us achieve effective and efficient regulation and in return we offer our employees generous benefits. As a member of the team you will have access to wide range of employee schemes and benefits including:
30 days annual leave plus discretionary days at Christmas
Interest free season ticket loan
24/7 Virtual GP
Cycle to work scheme
8% employer contribution pension
Employee discounts on gym membership and a broad range of retail outlets
Flexible working and home working options
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Virtual Wellbeing Centre
Covid-19 compliance/safe, managed, working environment
Alongside our excellent employee benefits, we are committed to your ongoing learning and development to build your skills, experience, and career.
You can find out more about our benefits on our website.
Equality & Diversity
The HCPC is committed to attracting, developing and motivating talented people from diverse backgrounds at every level. As part of this commitment we recognise the importance of an inclusive workplace that ensures that all employees are supported to reach their full potential. We are proud that the HCPC is a diverse and inclusive place to work and mindful of the vital importance of diversity to our success.
Equal Opportunities Monitoring:
To support our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace we monitor candidates’ equality and diversity data across all stages of the recruitment process. This information allows us to identify areas of development and to plan how to achieve improvement.
Our shortlisting process is anonymous. The shortlisting panel will not be given your name or other personal details, information from the diversity monitoring section, or details of any criminal convictions.
The only information used for shortlisting is that relevant to your potential performance in the role. Short listers will therefore only see your answers relating to your qualifications, previous employment, and how you meet the key skill requirements.
We are a certified Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.
Disability Confident is a recognition given by the Government's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to employers based in Great Britain who have agreed to take action to meet thirteen commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees.
As part of this commitment we’re required to actively support the following core actions:
Actively looking to attract and recruit disabled people
Providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
Flexibility when assessing people so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
Proactively offering and making reasonable adjustments as required
Encouraging our suppliers and partner firms to be Disability Confident
Ensuring employees have appropriate disability equality awareness
More information about the Disability confident scheme is available on the Department of Work and Pensions website.