Patient Representative (current user of services) x1 / Carer Representative x1 – Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 24/05/2023
  • Interview date : 05/06/2023

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking one patient and one carer representative to join the Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry executive committee as Workers. The successful applicants will have lived experience of ongoing engagement with specialist addictions services; or of the challenges faced by family members and/or carers of people with addictions.

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 people living with addictions.

The executive committee meets four times times a year, three times virtually and once in person in London to discuss a range of issues relating to the specialty of Addictions Psychiatry. The majority of the committee are psychiatrists from across the UK.

Addictions psychiatry is concerned with the assessment and treatment of people with complex medical and social needs arising out of addictions or addictive behaviour, including gambling. You can read more about the Faculty on our webpages.

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The Patient and the carer representatives 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.

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 to champion the views of patients and carers in the Faculty’s work and develop the Faculty’s links with wider networks working to improve the lives of people living with additions.

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: Wednesday 24 May 2023 @10am

Interview date: Monday 5 June 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 candidate information pack for more information.

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