Patient or Carer Representative x1 – Arts Psychiatry Special Interest Group

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year Fixed Term Contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 15/09/2023
  • Interview date : 04/10/2023

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking x1 Patient or Carer Representative to join the Arts Psychiatry Special Interest Group as Workers.  The successful applicant will have recent lived experience of mental health services or caring for someone with mental illness.

The Patient or Carer Representative will be an integral member of the committee, working with the Chair and Finance Officer, to engage the wider membership and partner organisations in advocating for the Special Interest Group (SIG) patient group.

The focus of the Arts SIG’s work is to enrich practice by promoting arts therapies and the use of the arts in education and in enhancing the understanding of psychiatrists’ roles within medicine and within society. You can read more about the Arts SIG on our webpages.

The executive committee meets 6-12 times a year to discuss a range of issues relating to the specialty of the SIG. The majority of the committee are psychiatrists from across the UK.  

The Patient or Carer Representative is expected to attend and contribute to the executive committee meetings and collaborate with other committee members to complete pieces of work, such as input into consultation documents and college papers.  Opportunities arise for involvement with the annual conference, running other events and prizes, engagement with other organisations, communications and the media.

The Patient Representative or Carer Representative must have access to their own electrical equipment to attend meetings and Wi-Fi connection.

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 speciality and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development. 

Please complete the enclosed application form and return with an updated CV and email 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: Friday 15 September 2023 @10am

Interview date: Wednesday 4 October 2023 via Microsoft teams

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

The College is a proud member of the Disability confident employer scheme. A Disability confident employer will offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria (essential) for the job as defined by the employer.

Please see the candidate information pack for more information.


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