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RCPsych in Wales - Patient or Carer Representative x2 in total

  • Location : Cardiff
  • Status : 3 Year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day and £70 per half day
  • Closing date : 04/01/2022
  • Interview date : 19/01/2022

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking one Carer Representative and one Patient Representative to join the RCPsych in Wales Devolved Council as a Worker.  The successful applicants will have recent experience of caring for someone with mental illness. 

The Patient/Carer Representative will be an integral member of the council working with the chair and vice chair, to engage the wider membership and partner organisations in advocating for the Devolved Council patient group. 

You can read more about the RCPsych in Wales on our webpages click here for more information on RCPsych Wales.

The Devolved Council meets four times a year (currently virtually) to discuss a range of issues relating to the work of RCPsych in Wales. We have over 600 members, fellows, affiliates and pre-membership trainees throughout Wales. Our administrative offices are based in Cardiff. 

As the professional medical body for psychiatry in Wales, we set standards and promote excellence in psychiatry and mental healthcare.  We lead, represent and support psychiatrists nationally to government and other agencies, aiming to improve the outcomes of people with mental illness, and the mental health of individuals, their families, and communities.  We are a devolved nation and council of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  

The Patient/Carer representative is expected to attend and contribute to the devolved council meetings and collaborate with committee members to complete pieces of work, such as input into consultation documents and college papers.  Opportunities arise for involvement with the annual conference, communications and the media. 

RCPsych has developed a high media profile and is a leading organisation in terms of equality and diversity. It was a recent winner of Charity of the Year at the European Diversity Awards. This is an excellent opportunity for patients and carers to contribute their perspectives on mental health equality issues and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development. 

Please complete the enclosed application form and return it with an updated CV to HRrecruitment@rcpsych.ac.uk. Please send any other queries to this address as well.

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: Tuesday 4 January 2022 at 10am

Interview date: Wednesday 19 January 2022 - by Microsoft Teams

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

No agencies or publications please.