Patient Representative or Carer Representative x3 – Child and Family Public Engagement Editorial Board (CAFPEB)

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year Fixed Term Contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 22/05/2023
  • Interview date : 06/06/2023
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking up to 3 patient and carer representatives to join the Child and Family Public Engagement Editorial Board (CAFPEB) as Workers. The successful applicants will have recent or current lived experience of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) or of caring for someone with this experience.

The patient and carer representatives will be integral members of the Board, working with the Lead Editor and two Editors to produce high-quality mental health information for people living with mental illness and members of the general public more widely.

The focus of CAFPEB is to plan and execute the College’s patient information offering for children and young people, and their parents and carers. You can read more about the College’s mental health information on our website.

The Board meets three times a year in London or online to discuss a range of issues relating to the College’s mental health information. The other Board members are a Lead Editor and two Editors, who are child and adolescent psychiatrists and members of the College from across the UK.

Patient and carer representatives are expected to attend and contribute to Board meetings online or in person, and to collaborate with Board members and other patient and carer representatives to oversee the entire planning and production of the College’s information resources for children and young people and their parents and carers.

Patient and carer representatives will be asked to read and comment on information resources throughout their development, lending their unique perspectives on the topic and ensuring that the final product is of high quality and reflects the original aim for each resource.

Opportunities may also arise for involvement with the annual conference, communications, and the media.

Patient and carer representatives must have access to their own electrical equipment to attend meetings and Wi-Fi connection. They must have the ability to read, edit and comment on word documents.

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 information for children and young people, 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: Monday 22 May 2023 @10am

Interview date: Tuesday 6 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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