Patient Representative x1 Examinations Sub-committee (ESC)

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 10/01/2024
  • Interview date : 29/01/2024
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking a patient representative to join the Examinations Sub-committee (ESC).  The successful applicant will have recent lived experience of mental health services or caring for someone with mental illness. This role will appeal to someone with an interest in education. 

The ESC is sub-committee of the Education and Training Committee and is responsible for all aspects of the Membership examination (MRCPsych). 

The Patient Representative will be an important member of the ESC, bringing a lived experience perspective to setting standards in the examination. It is a requirement that they are not a qualified health professional. 

The ESC meets multiple times a year with most meetings held online and one face-to-face meeting at the College in London.  The ESC is constituted of consultant psychiatrists involved in setting College examinations, as well as trainee psychiatrist representatives. 

The Patient Representative is expected to attend ESC meetings and contribute to the strategic work of the committee. 

The Patient Representative must have access to their own computer equipment and internet connection to attend meetings. 

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 10 January 2024 @ 10am

Interview date: Monday 29 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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