Chief Examiner

  • Location : London
  • Status : 5 year term
  • Salary : Voluntary
  • Closing date : 30/01/2019

A vacancy has arisen for a new Chief Examiner to take up office at the Annual General Meeting in June 2019. The appointment will be made in advance of the meeting to enable the successful candidate to receive a handover from the present incumbent.

The post is voluntary and the appointee should expect, with the agreement of his or her employer, to spend an average of 1 p.a. / session per week in the role.

The Chief Examiner is responsible for all aspects of examinations of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and to safeguard the high reputation of the examinations.

The Chief Examiner is Chair of the Examinations Sub-Committee which currently meets five times a year. Additionally, the Chief Examiner is also expected to attend the Education and Training Committee which meets three times each year.

The post will appeal to consultant psychiatrists in any specialty who have both the experience and an interest in assessment processes and a commitment to ensuring our assessment methods meet the highest standards.

Any College Member who would like to be considered for this post should submit a CV and a statement [no more than one A4 side] indicating expertise and interest in this area of work to the Dean, Dr Kate Lovett, via email at

Applications should be received by 5pm on Wednesday 30th January 2019.

Interview date:  Friday 15th February 2019