Green Scholars

  • Status : 1 year term
  • Salary : Unpaid, with a dedicated bursary.
  • Closing date : 22/07/2022
  • Interview date : 07/08/2022

Overview of the role

Green scholars are Higher Specialist Trainees in psychiatry, who use their special interest day each week to work with the RCPsych Planetary Health and Sustainability Committee for a period of one year.

This is a programme aimed at developing a trainees' understanding of the field of sustainability and its implication for mental health services. It provides insights into how day to day clinical care but also service-design must change to reflect an appreciation of planetary boundaries with a view to imagining health care which is nature friendly and carbon neutral. 

There is an emphasis placed on the value of advocacy, leadership and practical change. Scholars get a dedicated study budget for their project with training and mentoring throughout the year.

We are offering up to three scholarships in 2022-2023. Please see the job description for further information. Applications welcome from those with previous experience working in sustainability but equally from SpRs with interest in this area looking to develop their understanding and involvement.

Key responsibilities

  • to work closely with the Planetary Health and Sustainability Committee and a relevant supervisor on a dedicated project
  • to promote sustainable working practices
  • to represent the RCPsych when appropriate.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this post, please submit a CV and a covering letter expressing your interest, relevant experience and how you would hope to use the role (one A4 side) to

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Page, Associate Registrar for Sustainability:

Please see the full job description for this role.

Closing date and interviews

Closing date: Friday, 22 July 2022.

Interview date: 8 August 2022, via Microsoft Teams/Zoom

Interviews are likely to be around 30 minutes and it is unlikely that we would be able to offer an alternative date.

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

For more information

If you are curious to know more about this area or the College’s work please have a look at the Working sustainably section of our website or our 2021 position statement on the climate and ecological emergency.


Job description - Sustainability Scholars - June 2022