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Patient Representative x1 - Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day and £70 per half day
  • Closing date : 20/01/2022
  • Interview date : 01/02/2022
The Patient 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 Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy patient group. 

The focus of Faculty work is to advance both within and external to the College all modalities of psychotherapy (cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic and systemic) as an integral part of psychiatry; to improve public knowledge of psychotherapy in the treatment of mental disorder; to increase theoretical and clinical knowledge of psychotherapy in the training of psychiatrists; and to promote research in psychotherapy. 

You can read more about the Faculty on our webpages: read more on supporting trainees and more information on our research.


The executive committee meets three times a year in London to discuss a range of issues relating to the specialty of Medical psychotherapy Faculty.  The majority of the committee are psychiatrists from across the UK.   

The Patient 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 mental health equality issues and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development. 

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: Thursday 20 January 2022 at 10am

Interview date: Tuesday 1 February 2022 - by Microsoft Teams

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

No agencies or publications please.