Head of Partnerships

  • Location : London
  • Status : Permanent Contract
  • Salary : £61,174 - £67,348 per annum
  • Closing date : 16/10/2023
  • Interview date : 25/10/2023

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is committed to improving mental health care outcomes for patients, their families and carers globally. We have a key role to play in improving the quality of mental health services through the dissemination of our expertise in the form of education and training, research and quality improvement initiatives. This role provides a fantastic opportunity to forge strong partner-facing relationships, whilst at the same time work closely with leading experts in psychiatry from our membership and our excellent staff team.

About you

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can seamlessly work with external partners and College stakeholders to identify, shape and deliver commercial projects that deliver income to the College and value to our partners. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of how mental healthcare is organised and delivered in the UK and ideally in other markets. In turn, they will understand the College’s core capabilities and how this adds value to mental healthcare health care providers, commissioners and regulators.

The successful candidate will support existing and develop new partnerships across the mental healthcare landscape. This will involve working with international stakeholders as well as UK-based healthcare leaders in the NHS and independent sector. Some national and international travel will be required as part of the role.

The successful candidate will have exceptional written communication skills with a demonstrable track record of producing compelling narrative in the form of proposals, bids, business cases or marketing copy and be able to evidence successfully, securing buy-in from key stakeholders. Similarly, we expect the candidate to have excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills that will enable them to build trusted external relationships and work effectively cross-departmentally within the College.

We are looking for someone that has experience of working within the mental health sector, ideally in a strategic, managerial or commercial/business development capacity. NHS experience is particularly valuable, as is experience of working within mental health internationally.

The successful candidate may be required to undertake a DBS check.

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 provide 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.

We operate a hybrid working model of on-site and working from home/remote, which helps to ensure a flexible work life balance.

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How to apply

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please download the following documents:

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date: Monday 16 October 2023 at 10am

Interview date: Wednesday 25 October 2023 via Microsoft Teams

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

The College is a proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme. A Disability Confident employer will offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria (essential) for the job as defined by the employer. Please see the candidate information pack for more information.

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