Patient and Carer Representative x2 - Tackling Racism in the Workplace Working Group

  • Location : London
  • Status : Six-month fixed-Term Contract
  • Salary : £140 per day and £70 per half day
  • Closing date : 22/06/2022
  • Interview date : 05/07/2022
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking 1 patient and 1 carer representative to join a new working group that has been established.

The ‘Tackling racism in the workplace (TRIW)’ working group will develop evidence-based guidance for organisations providing mental health services to effectively tackle the incidence of racism experienced by psychiatrists. 

The Working Group is led by College Registrar, Trudi Seneviratne and the Presidential Leads for Race and Equality, Dr Lade Smith and Dr Raj Mohan. 

The successful applicants will be people who have experience of racism towards doctors and mental health.

The focus of Working Group is to develop a guide that will help mental health organisations adopt the most effective approaches in both preventing instances of racism experienced by members in the workplace (looking at all forms of discrimination, including on religious or cultural grounds) and where it happens, improve their response.  

The working group will meet virtually monthly from May 2022 for a 6-month period, with the possibility of additional meetings if required and some pre reading. The majority of the committee are psychiatrists from across the UK.  

The Patient representative and the carer representative are expected to attend and contribute to the Working Group meetings and collaborate with the Chair, Presidential Leads and other working group members to support the development of the guidance, providing advice and reviewing draft content.  

You can read more about the College commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion on our webpages, including our position statement on Racism and Mental Health.
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 this important project addressing a key issue affecting members.

Please complete the enclosed application form and return it with an updated CV to

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: Wednesday 22 June 2022 at 10am

Interview date: Tuesday 5 July 2022 - by Microsoft Teams

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

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