MRCPsych CASC Panel Chair

  • Location : Remote, with attendance at occasional in-person meetings
  • Status : Five-year term | 1 PA per week (average)
  • Salary : Voluntary role
  • Closing date : 15/04/2024
  • Interview date : 22/04/2024

Overview of the role

There is a vacancy for a new CASC Panel Chair to take up office in June 2024. The appointment will be made in advance of the meeting to enable the successful candidate to receive a handover from the present incumbent.

The post is voluntary and the appointee should expect, with the agreement of their employer, to spend an average of 1 PA/session per week in the role.

The MRCPsych CASC Panel Chair is responsible for all aspects of the production and piloting of the MRCPsych CASC stations and final selection of the draft Examination Paper for approval by the Examinations Sub-Committee.

The post will appeal to consultant psychiatrists who are current members of the MRCPsych Question Panels/Examinations Sub-Committee in any specialty who have both the experience and an interest in assessment processes and a commitment to ensuring our assessment methods meet the highest standards.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this post, please submit a CV and a covering letter demonstrating expertise and interest in this area of work (one A4 side) to Dr Ian Hall – Chief Examiner, by email to

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Susannah Grant, Head of Examinations.

Please see the full JD for this role below.

Closing date: Monday 15 April 2024 @ 10am

Interview date: Monday 22 April 2024 (via Microsoft Teams)

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

About the College

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 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 and inclusive workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves.

Job description - CASC Panel Chair - March 2024