Carer Representative – x 1 Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 05/07/2023
  • Interview date : 24/07/2023

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking 1 Carer Representative to join the Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry executive committee as a Worker. The successful applicant will have recent lived experience of caring for an adult of working age with mental illness.

The Carer Representative will be an integral member of the committee working with the chair and vice chair, to engage the wider membership and partner organisations in advocating for the Faculty’s patient group.

General adult psychiatry encompasses a range of specialties involved with the provision of psychiatric care to adults. The Faculty’s aim is to co-produce a compassionate, people centred approach to mental health that works for everyone involved in General Adult Mental Health Services You can read more about the Faculty on our webpages.

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The executive committee meets four times a year either virtually or face to face in London to discuss a range of issues relating to the specialty of General Adult Psychiatry. The majority of the committee are psychiatrists from across the UK.

The Carer Representative is expected to attend and contribute to the executive committee meetings and collaborate with committee members to develop the Faculty’s strategy and complete pieces of work, such as input into consultation documents and college papers. Opportunities arise for involvement with the annual conference, communications, and the media.

The Carer Representative must have access to their own electrical equipment to attend meetings and Wi-Fi connection.

RCPsych has developed a high media profile and is a leading organisation in terms of equality and diversity. It was a recent winner of Charity of the Year at the European Diversity Awards. This is an excellent opportunity for patients and carers to contribute their perspectives on important mental health issues for general adult psychiatry and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development.

Please complete the enclosed application form and return with an updated CV and email to

How to apply

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please download the following documents:

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date: Wednesday 5 July 2023 @ 10am

Interview date: Monday 24 July 2023 via Microsoft teams

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Charity registration no. 228636

The College is a proud member of the Disability confident employer scheme. A Disability confident employer will offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria (essential) for the job as defined by the employer.

Please see candidate information pack for more information.

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