Vacancies in the South West Division

Regional Specialty Representatives and Deputy Regional Specialty Representatives

To apply for the following posts please forward an up-to-date CV with the name and contact details of two referees, who must be Fellows or Members of the College but not a member of the Education and Training Committee, together with a brief note in support of your application to Abigail Watts.

  • Regional Specialty Representative - Academic Faculty
  • Regional Specialty Representative - Addictions Faculty
  • Regional Specialty Representative - General Adult Faculty
  • Regional Specialty Representative - Eating Disorders Faculty
  • Regional Specialty Representative - Medical Psychotherapy Faculty
  • Regional Specialty Representative - Old Age Faculty
  • Regional Specialty Representative - Neuropsychiatry Faculty
  • Regional Specialty Representative - Forensic Psychiatry Faculty
  • Deputy Regional Specialty Representative - Academic Faculty 
  • Deputy Regional Specialty Representative - Forensic Psychiatry Faculty
  • Deputy Regional Specialty Representative - Addictions Faculty
  • Deputy Regional Specialty Representative - Old Age Faculty
  • Deputy Regional Specialty Representative - Rehabilitation and Social Faculty
  • Deputy Regional Specialty Representative - Medical Psychotherapy Faculty
  • Deputy Regional Specialty Representative - General Adult Faculty (Peninsula and Channel Islands)

All psychiatrists who have been at the consultant or specialist associate grade for two years (one year with the agreement of the relevant Regional Advisor) or more may apply, including those retired from clinical practice. However, a current license to practice from the GMC is required and applicants must be members in good standing of the College.  

Job descriptions are available on the Executive Committee Job Descriptions page.

Closing date for applications: 14 January 2021 

Division Newsletter Associate Editors

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.  

Division Newsletter Associate Editor job description

Closing date for applications: 14 January 2021

Divisional Public Engagement Representative

The Divisional Public Engagement Officer acts as an important link between the South West division Executive Committee and the national Public Engagement Committee.  They will lead, develop and facilitate Divisional public engagement strategies, field enquiries from local media or refer them to local colleagues plus other activities.  If this is something you would like to get involved in, please contact Abigail Watts at the Division office. 

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

Closing date for applications: 14 January 2021

Divisional Mentoring Lead

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 are a member and would like to apply for this role, please contact Abigail Watts at the Division office. 

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: 14 January 2021

Divisional Leadership and Management Representative

The Leadership and Management Committee is a Committee of Council consisting of current and aspiring medical leaders, including representation from the Psychiatric Trainees Committee. It is chaired by the Associate Registrar for Leadership and Management and reports to Council. It is one of the ways in which leadership and management issues are highlighted and supported within the Royal College of Psychiatrists. 

The membership of the Committee comprises representatives from Faculties, Divisions and other constituencies in the College.  The committee meets three times a year either at the College’s office in London or via videoconference typically for around 2-2.5 hours.

Find out more about the committee on the Leadership and Management Committee web page.

If you are a member and would like to apply for this role, send your CV and a covering letter to Abigail Watts.

Specialty Doctor Representative

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.

Assessors on Advisory Appointment Committees

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.

Please note

In accordance with the College's Supplemental Charter, Bye-Laws and Regulations, all elected posts in the College are open to Specialist Associates.

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