Vacancies in the South West Division

Notice of Election - South West Division Executive Committee

Vacancies will arise in the South West Division in 2020 for the position of:

  • Chair
  • ETC Representative
  • Executive Committee Member x 4

South West Elections Notice 2020 (pdf)

The term of office for these posts is four years and job descriptions are available on the Executive Committee Job Descriptions page.

Members or Specialist Associates of the College in good standing who are members of the Division are eligible to stand for election.

Candidates must be nominated by two College Members or Specialist Associates by 18 October 2019.

If more than one person is nominated for a position, elections will then take place. The new postholders will take office from the date of the College's next Annual General Meeting.

If you wish to nominate someone for the above role, please fill in and email the nomination form, supporting statement and good standing form to elections@rcpsych.ac.uk by the closing date.

Deputy Regional Advisor - North

We are seeking a Deputy Regional Advisor for the north of the Division, covering the Severn Deanery and Dorset areas.  The Deputy Regional Advisor has a complementary role to that of the Regional Advisor and will act on their behalf in their absence.

All psychiatrists who been at the consultant or specialist associate grade for three years (two years 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.

If you would like to apply for this role, please forward an up-to-date CV with the names 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

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

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019

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 
  • Deputy Regional Specialty Representative - Academic Faculty 
  • Deputy Regional Specialty Representative - Forensic Psychiatry
  • Deputy Regional Specialty Representative - Substance Misuse
  • Interim Deputy Regional Specialty Representative - General Adult (North), fixed period until 9 February 2020

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.  

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

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019 

Divisional Newsletter Associate Editors

Due to the success of our biannual e-newsletter, the Newsletter Editor is seeking Associate Editors from each region of the Division, to assist and deputise for him.  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 (PDF)

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019 

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 would like to apply for this position, please send a copy of your CV and the details of 2 references, who must be Fellows or Members of the College but not a member of the Education and Training Committee, to Abigail Watts.

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

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019

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.