Clinical and Strategic Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH)

  • Salary : Secondment – 1 day per week
  • Closing date : 05/06/2023
  • Interview date : 16/06/2023

The College is seeking to appoint a Clinical and Strategic Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) to provide clinical and strategic leadership to the NCCMH alongside the International Clinical and Strategic Director and the Academic and Strategic Director.

Along with the Director of the NCCMH, the Head of Quality Improvement and the Head of Quality and Research Development, the Clinical and Strategic Director will lead the NCCMH’s work overall.

The Clinical and Strategic Director will also be expected to lead specific projects in the NCCMH, as agreed with the Director and Heads, and to represent and promote the NCCMH within the RCPsych and externally with senior stakeholders across healthcare in the UK.

This post is a secondment, and the appointee should expect, with agreement of their employer, to spend an average of 2 PAs/sessions per week in this role, which will be funded.

If you would like to discuss the role, please email Tom Ayers, Director of NCCMH, at

Watch the video below to hear Dr Lade Smith's reflections on her experience of the NCCMH, and what the role involves, in the video below:


How to apply

College Affiliates, Members and Fellows who would like to be considered for this post should submit a short CV and a one-A4-side statement expressing interest and demonstrating experience to Ellis Johnson, Human Resources Co-ordinator, at

Applications should be received by 09:00 on 5 June 2023 and interviews will be held on 16 June 2023.

View the full job description in the Candidate Information pack below:

Clinical and Strategic Director NCCMH - Candidate Information and Job Description