Carer Representative x1 – Faculty of Eating Disorders

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year Fixed Term Contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 30/08/2023
  • Interview date : 20/09/2023
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking 1 Carer Representative to join the Faculty of Eating Disorders executive committee as a Worker.  The successful applicant will have recent lived experience of caring for someone with an eating disorder.

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 Eating Disorder faculty patient group.

The focus of Faculty work is to secure the best outcome for people with eating disorders by promoting excellent services; supporting the prevention of eating disorders; ensuring prompt treatment to achieve higher recovery rates and reduce complications; improving medical training in eating disorders; promoting quality and research; setting standards, and being the voice of eating disorders psychiatry. You can read more about the Faculty on their section of the website.

The executive committee meets four times a year, three times virtually and once in person in London to discuss a range of issues relating to the specialty of Eating Disorders.  The majority of the committee are psychiatrists from across the UK.  There are two conferences per year, one in the Spring and one in November or December.

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

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 carers to contribute their perspectives on important mental health issues for eating disorders 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 30 August 2023 @ 10am

Interview date: Wednesday 20 September 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.

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