Vacancies in the South West Division

We are seeking a Deputy Regional Advisor to cover the Severn Deanery and Dorset area. The Deputy Regional Advisor will have a complementary role to that of the Regional Advisor and will act on their behalf in their absence.

All psychiatrists who have been a consultant or specialty doctor for two years or more may apply, including those retired from clinical practice. However, a current license to practice from the General Medical Council is required and applicants must be members in good standing with the College.

If you would like to apply for this important role, please forward an up-to-date CV to Abigail Watts. You may also wish to include a brief note in support of your application, although this is not essential.

More information and the job description are available on the Regional Advisors and Specialty Representatives page.

The closing date for applications is 19 September 2022.
To apply for the following posts please forward an up-to-date CV to Abigail Watts.  You may also wish to include a brief note in support of your application, although this is not essential.

  • Regional Specialty Representatives - Academic Faculty (two posts)
  • Regional Specialty Representatives - Addictions Faculty (two posts)
  • Regional Specialty Representative - Child and Adolescent Faculty
  • Regional Specialty Representative - Eating Disorders Faculty
  • Regional Specialty Representatives - Old Age Faculty (two posts)
  • Regional Specialty Representative - Medical Psychotherapy Faculty
  • Regional Specialty Representative - General Adult Faculty (Peninsula and Channel Islands)
All psychiatrists who have been a consultant or specialty doctor for at least a year may apply, including those retired from clinical practice. However, a current license to practice from the General Medical Council is required and applicants must be members in good standing of the College.

More information and the job descriptions are available on the Regional Advisors and Specialty Representatives page.

Closing date for applications: 19 September 2022
Due to the success of our biannual e-newsletter, we are seeking Associate Editors from each region of the Division, to assist and deputise for the Editor. We are looking for people to bring new ideas to the newsletter, who are future-focused and interested in maintaining its sustainability as a valued resource for the Division. If you are a member and this is something you would like to get involved in, please contact Abigail Watts at the Division office.


Closing date for applications: 19 September 2022
Do you have an interest in mentoring and/or coaching psychiatrists? The South West Division are seeking a Mentoring Lead to act as a 'champion' to oversee progress in mentoring and coaching within the region. If you would like to apply for this role, please forward an up-to-date CV to Abigail Watts.  You may also wish to include a brief note in support of your application, although this is not essential.

Further information is available on the Mentoring and Coaching web page.

The job description is available on the Executive Committee Job Descriptions page.

Closing date for applications: 19 September 2022
The RCPsych Wellbeing Committee is creating a network of Wellbeing Champions across the UK to support psychiatrists locally and to be a link between individuals, trusts and the College. We are seeking a Wellbeing Champion to support this initiative within the South West Division. If you would like to apply for this role, please forward an up-to-date CV to Abigail Watts.  You may also wish to include a brief note in support of your application, although this is not essential.

The job description is available on the Executive Committee Job Descriptions page.

Closing date for applications: 19 September 2022
We are seeking a Specialty Doctor Representative to support specialty doctors in the Division and to act as an important link between the South West Division Executive Committee and the national Specialty Doctors' Committee.

If you are a member that has at least 12 months' experience within the South West Division and would like to apply for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter addressed to the Chair of the Committee and send this to James Compagnone.

The job description is available on the Specialty and Associate Specialist Doctors' Committee members page.
We need Assessors in all specialties in the south west. Anyone wishing to apply for this important College role can find more information on the College Assessors page.

If you have held a substantive consultant appointment for at least three years and would like to apply for this post please email Abigail Watts with an up-to-date CV.

We are seeking a Trainee Lead to support Choose Psychiatry in the Peninsula Deanery area.

If you are a trainee in the South West Division and would like to apply for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter addressed to the South West Choose Psychiatry Co-Lead for Peninsula Network and send this to southwest@rcpsych.ac.uk.

South West Choose Psychiatry Trainee Lead Peninsula network job description

More information can be requested from the South West Division office.

Deadline for applications: 19 September 2022

We are seeking a Deputy Trainee Lead to support Choose Psychiatry in the Peninsula Deanery area.

If you are a trainee in the South West Division and would like to apply for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter addressed to the South West Choose Psychiatry Co-Lead for Peninsula Network and send this to southwest@rcpsych.ac.uk

Job description - SW Choose Psychiatry Deputy Trainee Lead, Peninsula Network

More information can be requested from the South West Division office.

Deadline for applications: 19 September 2022

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