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Patient or Carer Representative x2 in total - Public Education Editorial Board (PEEB)

  • Location : London
  • Status : three-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day and £70 per half day
  • Closing date : 08/11/2021
  • Interview date : 18/11/2021
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking 1 patient and 1 carer representative to join the Public Education Editorial Board (PEEB) as Workers. The successful applicants will have recent lived experience of mental health services or of caring for someone with mental illness. 

PEEB oversees the production of the College’s adult patient and carer information resources, which can be viewed on the College’s website

The patient and a carer representatives will have a central role as members of PEEB in ensuring that all of the College’s mental health information for adults living with mental illness and the people who care for them are part of a robust co-production model. 

PEEB meets four times a year in London or remotely to discuss a range of issues relating to the mental health information. The majority of the Board are psychiatrists from across the UK, plus the Chair and staff members from the College. 

The Patient representative and the carer representative are expected to attend and contribute to the Board meetings and collaborate with other Board members to complete pieces of work. This includes reading and feeding back on mental health information resource drafts and sharing their thoughts on the planning of future information. Opportunities may also 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 important mental health issues for the Public Mental Health Implementation Centre and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development.

The College values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves.

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: Monday 8 November 2021 at 10am

Interview date: Thursday 18 November 2021 - by Microsoft Teams

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

No agencies or publications please.