Patient Representative (x2) Carer Representative (x1) – Rehabilitation and Social Faculty

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 13/10/2023
  • Interview date : 01/11/2023

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking one carer and two patient representatives to join the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry executive committee as Workers. The successful applicants will have recent lived experience of using rehabilitation mental health services or caring for someone with longer term severe mental illness.

The Patient Representative and the Carer Representative will be integral members of the committee working with the chair and vice chair, to engage the wider membership and partner organisations in advocating for the Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry Faculty and for services for longer term severe mental illness.

The focus of Faculty/project work is to ensure that the needs of patients with longer term and complex mental illnesses (such as psychosis) are provided in a holistic and integrated manner, and focused on person centred and recovery-oriented care. The faculty has campaigned actively for funding locally based rehabilitation services and to eliminate out of area care. You can read more about the Faculty/project on our web pages.

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The executive committee meets three times a year (once in RCPsych Headquarters in London) to discuss a range of issues relating to the speciality of Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry. The majority of the committee are psychiatrists and trainees from across the UK.

The Patient representative and the carer representative are 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, 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 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 13 October 2023 @ 10am

Interview date: Wednesday 1 November 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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