Patient or Carer Representatives (x2 in total)  - RCPsych in Northern Ireland Devolved Council

  • Location : Northern Ireland
  • Status : 3-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 08/06/2020
  • Interview date : 18/06/2020

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking 1 patient and 1 carer representative to join the RCPsych in Northern Ireland Devolved Council as Workers.  The successful applicants will have recent lived experience of mental health services or caring for someone with mental illness. 

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



About the RCPsych in Northern Ireland

You can read more about the RCPsych in Northern Ireland on our webpages.  The link to the RCPsych in NI Devolved Council page can be accessed here

The executive committee meets four times a year in Belfast to discuss a range of issues relating to the work of RCPsych in Northern Ireland.  The majority of the committee are psychiatrists from across the UK.  We have over 400 members, fellows, affiliates and pre-membership trainees throughout Northern Ireland. Our administrative offices are based in Belfast. 

As the professional medical body for psychiatry in Northern Ireland, 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 representative and the carer representative are expected to attend and contribute to the executive committee 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 important mental health issues for Northern Ireland and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development. 

Please complete the enclosed application form and return with an updated CV and send 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: Monday 8 June 2020 @ 12pm

Interview dates: Thursday 18 June 2020 - by telephone

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

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