Regional Advisors and Specialty Representatives

Regional Advisors, Deputy Regional Advisors and Regional Specialty Representatives are senior College positions that represent the College on all matters relating to postgraduate education, professional development and the review and approval of appropriate job descriptions in psychiatric posts.

Lists of vacancies for these positions can be found on our Devolved Nation and  Divisions pages.

Members holding these positions are also expected to become College Assessors, representing the College on AAC consultant interview panels, providing a crucial link to the workforce intelligence held by the College.

Training and induction

We provide induction and training for all new and existing Regional Advisors, Deputy Regional Advisors and Regional Specialty Representatives and deputies.

For details of the next training date and to book a place please get in touch with the workforce team.

Job descriptions

Job descriptions for these roles in Scotland differ from those in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, reflecting the different nature of the role, especially around the approval of NHS job descriptions.

Appointment Process

The Chair of the Division or Devolved Nation is responsible for recommending the appointment of Regional Advisors, Deputy Regional Advisors and Regional Specialty Representatives; final approval is given by the Education and Training Committee.

Selection is usually done via the submission of a current CV. If a selection interview is required, this should be conducted by the Division or Devolved Nation Chair.

Lists of vacancies for these positions, and details of how to apply, can be found on our Devolved Nation and our Divisions pages.

Approval process for psychiatrist job descriptions

Regional Advisors, Deputy Regional Advisors and Regional Specialty Representatives play a key role in reviewing and approving consultant and specialty doctor job descriptions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Please see our Job Description Approval page for further information, copy exemplars and supporting documents.

Essential documents

These documents are essential reading for all Regional Advisors, Deputy Regional Advisors and Regional Specialty Representatives

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry