Editor, CPD eLearning/Trainees Online (TrOn)

  • Location : Remote
  • Status : Up to 5 year term
  • Salary : Voluntary role
  • Closing date : 04/12/2023

Summary of the role

We are looking to appoint a CPD eLearning/Trainees Online (TrOn) Editor to succeed our current Editor, Dr David Reiss, who is to stand down at the end of January 2024. The Editor is responsible for CPD eLearning and TrOn content, as well as managing the respective Advisory Boards, which meet three times a year.


In 2021 the College embarked on a major replatforming project to launch the new eLearning Hub, the home of College eLearning. This new platform accommodates other eLearning projects in addition to the two major publications: CPD eLearning and Trainees Online (TrOn).

CPD eLearning (previously CPD Online) launched in 2006, and now hosts more than 200 interactive learning modules and 170 podcast modules. The content is aimed primarily at consultant-level psychiatrists and aims to serve the CPD needs of College members. CPD eLearning is widely distributed among individual and institutional users in the UK, along with many more in Australia and New Zealand, as well as The Netherlands.

Trainees Online (TrOn) launched in June 2014 to support trainee psychiatrists preparing for Paper A of the MRCPsych examinations. The currently commissioned modules aim to cover all aspects of the syllabus for Paper A (63 modules) and have to be approved by an exam panel member before publication.

This is a very exciting time to help shape the future of eLearning at the RCPsych as not only has the demand for eLearning risen, particularly that of podcasts, but our replatforming has opened up new opportunities for greater functionality and learner experiences.

About the role

The Editor will oversee the development of policy and content for the two resources, ensuring that it is scientifically sound, educationally useful, and suitable for CPD/preparation for the MRCPsych exams.

They will also take specific responsibility for ensuring that the content is not in conflict with the policies of the College, and that it is fair and reasonable.

The Editor will be aware of the current issues and developments in the provision of CPD. It is expected that the post-holder will be in touch with developments in evidence-based psychiatry and in academic psychiatry in general. At the same time, the Editor should be aware of the needs of working psychiatrists in peripheral areas.

How to apply

College Members who would like to be considered for this post should submit a short CV and a statement (one A4 side) expressing interest and demonstrating experience to the Associate Dean for Advanced Learning and Conferences, Dr Abdul Raoof, via email to:

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Katie Hughes, Head of eLearning:

Further information can be found in the job description linked below.

Closing date: 4 December 2023

Interview: to be held via Microsoft Teams in December (date tbc).

JD - Editor CPD eLearning and Trainees Online - November 2023