Patient or Carer Representatives x1 London Division

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 03/01/2024
  • Interview date : 22/01/2024

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking one Patient or Carer Representative to join the London Division Executive Committee as a Worker. The successful applicant will have recent lived experience of mental health services or caring for someone with mental illness.

The Patient Representative or Carer Representative will be an integral member of the committee working with the chair and vice chair, to engage the wider membership and partner organisations in advocating for the London Division patient group.

The focus of London Division work is to represent the College locally and provide professional advice where required in line with the College Values; Courage, Innovation, Respect, Collaboration, Learning and Excellence. You can read more about the London Division on our web pages.

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The Patient Representative/Carer Representative will assist the Division in several projects. One of these projects is to develop a 3-year strategy for the Division and will meet up throughout the year to formulate this strategy. Another project will be to assist with the London Division Awards to ensure that there is true representation of patients and carers in the awards.

The Patient Representative or Carer Representative are expected to attend and contribute to these projects, and possibly to attend some of the executive committee meetings and collaborate with committee members to complete pieces of work, such as input into consultation documents and college papers.

RCPsych has developed a high media profile and is a leading organisation in terms of equality and diversity. It was a recent winner of Charity of the Year at the European Diversity Awards. This is an excellent opportunity for patients and carers to contribute their perspectives on important mental health issues for the London Division and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development.

Please complete the enclosed application form and return it with an updated CV and email to:

How to apply

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please download the following documents:

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date: Wednesday 3 January 2024 @ 10am

Interview date: Monday 22 January 2024 via Microsoft teams

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Charity registration no. 228636

The College is a proud member of the Disability confident employer scheme. A Disability confident employer will offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria (essential) for the job as defined by the employer.

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