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South Eastern Division Regional Vacancies

Changes to the Bye-Laws and Regulations of the College now means that Specialist Associates, will be able to vote in College elections and to stand for elected office in the College



Oxford Region

Dear Colleagues

The post of Regional Adviser for the Oxford Deanery will fall vacant in October when I step down, so this is to encourage you to think about standing for it. The details are in the attached job profile.

In essence the RA is the representative of the College on postgraduate educational matters in Oxford deanery (principally Oxon, Berks, and Bucks). A big part of the job is to review all new job descriptions for new consultant posts. Other aspects are that you are likely to be co-opted onto the Board of the School of Psychiatry and will take a close interest in the training schemes and ARCP processes. It's a great way to become involved in postgraduate medical education, and you can have a significant influence on the quality of training and the quality of new posts in the Deanery. You are encouraged to attend RA meetings at College (four a year, though most RAs do not get to all of them), and you are ex officio a member of the Division Executive (the SE Division covers three deaneries, including Oxford, though not all RAs attend all Division meetings). You are ably assisted by the Deputy RA (currently Jacqui Hussey), as well as the Regional Representatives in each subspecialty, who give you advice on job descriptions in their area. Martine Broderick provides excellent administrative support in dealing with JDs.

We're also looking out for regional representatives (RRs) in neuropsychiatry, academic psychiatry and eating disorders. RRs review new job descriptions first, and their comments help the RA prepare the formal letter of response to the JD submitted. RRs often meet other RRs in their own subspecialty at College Faculty meetings (though the faculties vary in how they involve the RRs in faculty business).

Drop me an email me if you would like to know more about it (

I shall be sad to give it up. It's been great fun and very worthwhile. Do think about it!

Best wishes



Wessex Region

There is currently a vacancy for a Deputy Regional Advisor in the Wessex Deanery.

The Deputy Regional Advisor will have a complementary role to that of the Regional Advisor and will act on their behalf in their absence.

Anyone interested in taking up this post should forward an up to date CV, along with a statement containing a short profile of the attributes and experience they feel they could bring to the post and also reflect on the time commitment required in meeting of deadlines assuring your capacity to act in the advisory role.

Deputy Regional Advisor Job Description

For more details on the Wessex vacancy please email: Dr Tom Schlich

REGIONAL SPECIALTY REPRESENTATIVES URGENTLY REQUIREDThere are currently a number of posts available for Regional Specialty Representatives within the South Eastern Division. 

Vacancies have arisen in the following Specialties due to the current post holder reaching the end of their tenure or the post is currently vacant.

Representatives for the following specialties are required:

KSS Region

  • Child & Adolescent
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Liaison
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Rehab & Social   

Oxford Region

  • Academic
  • Eating Disorder 
  • Neuropsychiatry 

Wessex Region

  • Academic
  • Addictions
  • Child & Adolescent
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Liaison
  • Medical Psychotherapy
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Rehab & Social   

Anyone interested in taking up one of these posts should forward:

  1. A copy of their CV.
  2. The names and contact details of two referees. The referees must be fellows or members of the College, but should not hold office on the College Education Training and Standards Committee.
  3. A statement containing a short profile of the attributes and experience they feel they could bring to the post (electronic copies only please).

Regional Specialty Representatives will:

  • have a keen interest in maintaining standards of Consultant and other career grade Psychiatrists
  • be full, current members of the College
  • have held a substantive Consultant post for at least three years
  • be in good standing with the College for CPD
  • be able to fulfill the requirements of the post
  • have discussed the role with their employer and the employer is content to allow the time needed to carry out the role
  • be up to date with their membership fees.

Regional Representatives Job Description


The CV and statement should be sent via email to:


Beverley Defreitas -  Eastern & South Eastern Divisions Manager


Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC)

Notice of Election 2014

Nominations are invited for THREE trainees to represent the South East Division on the Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC). There must be one pre-membership psychiatric trainee (PMPT), one post-membership trainee (Member) and the third trainee may be of either membership grade.  Notice & Nomination Form.



College Assessors & Advisory Appointment Committees Vacancies

Assessors on Advisory Appointment Committees If you have been a consultant for more than three years, would you be interested in representing the College as an Assessor on Advisory Appointments Committees (AACs)? 

Assessors are crucial for ensuring that good practice is maintained at all AACs, and we currently have a number of vacancies.  We therefore urgently need representatives in all psychiatric specialties and in all regions (excluding Scotland).

For further details please visit the College Assessor web page.

Email applications to: 


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