We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and experienced Consultants to join the Northern & Yorkshire Division Executive Committees.

Executive Committee vacancies

Regional Advisor: Yorkshire Region

Regional Advisors are the College’s link with regional postgraduate Deans and Heads of School concerning issues relating to postgraduate psychiatric education.  They have a role in providing specialist advice to responsible officers concerning revalidation.  The areas covered by Regional Advisors are coterminous with Post Graduate Deaneries.  Regional Advisors work closely with their deputies, who have a complementary role, and act on their behalf in their absence.  They also have the expertise of Regional Specialty Representatives to help them scrutinise and provide advice on consultant and doctor job descriptions.  This role would suit a consultant who is a senior member of the College, who is interested in representing the College on all matters relating to postgraduate education and continuing professional development in psychiatry. 

Deputy Regional Advisor: North East Region

Deputy Regional Advisers work closely with the Regional Advisor and Regional Specialty Representatives within their region. They are responsible for gathering and collating information about workforce and for working with the Regional Specialty Representatives on the assessment and approval of Consultant and Specialty Doctor Job Descriptions. They act on behalf of the Regional Advisor in their absence. Applicants interested in the role need to have been in a substantive consultant post within the NHS for at least 3 years. These posts suit enthusiastic, experienced consultants who have the confidence of their colleagues and who wish to become involved in and contribute to College Activities. The tenure of the office is five years.  

Workforce Lead: North East and Yorkshire

To support the College’s workforce activity, each College Division will appoint a Workforce Lead whose principal task is to support and advise the College’s Workforce Committee through the provision of local intelligence on workforce issues. The College’s workforce activity is overseen by the Specialist Adviser for Workforce.  The Division Lead for Workforce should be a Member of the College who has the knowledge and interest in workforce matters relating to the recruitment and retention of psychiatrists. The tenure lasts for 4 years


Committee job descriptions


Regional Specialty Representative vacancies

  • Liaison: North East Region
  • Eating Disorders: Yorkshire Region 

Regional Specialty Representatives are appointed locally to support Regional Advisors and Deputy Regional Advisors, by providing expert advice on their Psychiatric subspecialty.

They are the main link between the Faculty and Division Executive and although attendance at Division Executive Committee meetings is not a mandatory requirement for this role, attendance at the Regional Advisor meetings is considered a necessary part of the role (meetings take place yearly) and regular contact with the Regional Advisor, Deputy Regional Advisor and the Division Office is essential.

The recommended term is 5 years though this can vary depending circumstances. The roles can also be taken up as a shared role with another colleague, or alongside any other existing College role.   

Regional Speciality Representative Job Description 

If you’re interested in any of the positions above please contact Jennifer McCartney.

You will be asked to supply the following:

  • Your CV including details of two referees
  • A brief supporting statement 

Assessors on Advisory Appointment Committees

If you’ve 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 have a number of vacancies.  We urgently need representatives in all psychiatric and in all regions.

For further details please visit the College Assessor Webpage.

If you are interested in becoming a College Assessor please contact Jennifer McCartney.

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