Deputy Editor CPD eLearning/Trainees Online (TrOn)

  • Status : Up to 5 years
  • Salary : Voluntary role
  • Closing date : 28/05/2024



In 2021 the College embarked on a major re-platforming 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 160 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 re-platforming has opened up new opportunities for greater functionality and learner experiences.  

About the role 

The Deputy Editor will support the Editor in oversight of 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 support the Editor in ensuring that the content is not in conflict with the policies of the College, and that it is fair and reasonable. 

The Deputy 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 Deputy Editor should be aware of the needs of working psychiatrists in peripheral areas. They should also maintain a familiarity with College policies and views.  

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 Editor of CPD eLearning/TrOn, Dr Howard Ryland, 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. 

Closing date:  28 May 2024. 

Interview: to be held via Microsoft Teams TBC


The College values a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves.

Deputy Editor CPD eLearning Trainees Online TrOn Feb 2024