Chief Executive

  • Location : London
  • Status : Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary : Competitive (dependent on skills and experience)
  • Closing date : 08/01/2024
  • Interview date : 29/02/2024

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the United Kingdom. We perform a number of functions critical to the profession and to patients, including setting standards and promoting excellence in psychiatry and mental healthcare; leading, representing and supporting psychiatrists; and working with patients, carers and their organisations.

Our work is central to ensuring the best outcomes for people with mental illness, learning difficulties and developmental disorders through promoting excellent services and supporting the development of outstanding psychiatrists, and being an active voice of psychiatry.

Following the departure of our Chief Executive, Paul Rees MBE, we are now looking for an exceptional individual to provide dynamic leadership to the College. This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic direction in collaboration with the Board and senior management team, to act as a credible ambassador in representing the profession, and to actively champion equality, diversity, and inclusion for the College and profession as a whole. With day-to-day managerial control of the college, we will look to our Chief Executive to create a positive, empowering and enabling environment for all staff.

The successful candidate will bring a track record of leadership in the medical, educational health or social care sector, with experience leading a multi-disciplinary team and managing budgets. You will have track record of managing multi-partner projects, with complex funding and reporting requirements. With strong alignment to the College’s values, you will be able to build relationships across a wide range of audiences, with a focus on meeting and anticipating members’ needs in a way that supports the College in the future.

How to apply

For more information about the role, please download the Candidate Information Pack.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Royal College of Psychiatrists on this appointment.

For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit Saxton Bampfylde's website and use reference AAFRF. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Salary: Competitive, reflecting the seniority of the role and depending on the skills and experience of the preferred candidate.

Applications should be received by noon on Monday 8 January 2024.

Interview date: Thursday 29 February 2024 

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

We welcome applications from all sections of the Community.

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.