Addiction Future Training Initiative (AFTI) Fellowship

  • Status : 0.5 day per week for up to 12 months
  • Salary : Voluntary role
  • Closing date : 17/05/2021
  • Interview date : 24/05/2021

Overview of the role

An opportunity has arisen for Mental Health/addiction fellow to support a short-term project, funded by Health Education England (London) to support the College’s work to develop competencies in the Mental Health workforce around co-occurring substance use disorders.

The RCPsych Addiction Faculty, funded by HEE London, are currently developing an online training module for trainees, consultants and SAS doctors to improve competence in the management of alcohol and other drug use disorders (including tobacco).

This project is to complement and integrate that work by developing an online resource to support the training of the wider Mental Health workforce in the identification and management of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • support the scoping of current resources available for the training of MH staff in identification and brief advice for alcohol, tobacco and other drug use within MH services
  • work with the AFTI Clinical Lead, Dean, and Training and Workforce team to scope the range of outputs possible and present these to steering group
  • engage with key stakeholders within the College to identify barriers to training in IBA for MH workforce and potential solutions
  • support the development of content for the online resource
  • together with stakeholders, support the co-creation of an online resource to be piloted in the London region
  • support the Clinical Lead on writing up regular reports to be submitted to Health Education England London as required
  • report to the project steering group, consisting of the Dean, the Chair of the Addictions Faculty, HEE London Head of School of Psychiatry, Head of Training and Workforce and a trainee representative supported by the Curricula and Quality Assurance Manager.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this post, please submit a CV and a covering letter demonstrating experience (one A4 side) to

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact

Please see the full job description for this role below. A project brief is also available.

Closing date: Monday 17 May 2021

Interview date: Week Commencing 24 May 2021 via Microsoft Teams/Zoom

The College values a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves.

AFTI Addiction Fellowship JD - Apr 2021