Head of Examinations

  • Location : London
  • Status : Permanent contract
  • Salary : £65,587 - £74,226 per annum
  • Closing date : 14/03/2022
  • Interview date : 28/03/2022

The College is looking for an experienced head to oversee strategic planning, management and delivery of our professional examinations.  We are looking for someone with excellent leadership skills and a proven track record in educational strategy and complex operational examination management, who will be responsible overall leadership, development and motivation of the examinations team.

In addition, this role requires someone keen to lead on exciting new developments and play a key role in the review of our assessment strategy. 

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the examinations team and in consultation with the Director of Professional Standards and the Chief Examiner.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional membership body for psychiatrists and promotes excellent care for people with mental illness. It has 19,000 members and engages with the government and the media as the leading voice of the UK’s mental health services. The College is a values-based organisation and, in 2019, was named Charity of the Year in the European Diversity Awards.

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

We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We aim to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity. 

We will consider putting into place appropriate reasonable adjustments for candidates who may have a disability. 

We only recruit the best and in return for your commitment, the College offers an attractive salary and benefits. 

Our recruitment partner for this vacancy is FJWilson Talent Services. For an informal and confidential conversation please contact Fiona Wilson, Managing Director on 0203 195 3600.  

For any queries, please e-mail: 

How to apply

To apply for this role, please download from the College website and return to  

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date: Monday 14 March 2022 at 10am

Interview date: Monday 28 March 2022

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

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