Mentors required for National Autism Training Programme

  • Salary : £5,254 per year
  • Closing date : 17/04/2023

We are looking to recruit a group of mentors who have expertise in working with autistic mental health patients (ideally in specialist autism settings) for a new National Autism Training Programme, funded by Health Education England (HEE) and developed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. As the course is funded by HEE, mentors must work in England.

RCPsych has been commissioned by HEE to develop and run an enhanced course to provide specialist autism psychiatrists (or those wanting to develop into autism specialists) with the clinical skills needed to deliver enhanced autism support, including diagnosis, co-morbidity, and therapeutic approaches.

The enhanced course began with a live event in the College on 23 March. Learning will continue as participants complete six eLearning modules over the course of the next year. They will also be expected to undertake guided self-study and to complete a formative assessment for each of the six modules.

In addition to these structured learning opportunities, the course will give participants access to a community of practice where they can share their thoughts with other participants and build professional relationships that can continue beyond the end of the course and support them in their specialist autism roles.

The final component of the course is mentoring. It is incredibly important that participants can learn from those who have already developed expertise in this area.

Mentors would be expected to work with a group of four mentees. The document below contains a table showing the time expectation over the course of the year.

In recognition of this time commitment, mentors will be entitled to £5,254 per year.

You can apply for this role by filling out our application form. Please direct any queries to

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