Safety in Mental Health Settings Evaluation - Project Working Group - Patient  Representative x1

  • Location : London
  • Status : 1 Year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day and £70 per half day
  • Closing date : 10/01/2022
  • Interview date : 24/01/2022

The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health is seeking a Patient Representative to join the Safety in Mental Health Settings Evaluation Project as a College Worker. The successful applicants will have lived experience of inpatient mental health services (adult acute mental health care wards or psychiatric intensive care units), preferably within the last 5 years. 

The Patient Representative will be an integral member of the project working group working with the project directors and the project team, to deliver the core aims and objectives of the evaluation project.  

The aim of this evaluation project is to determine the impact of the Safety in Mental Health Services project interventions on safety and culture changes in adult acute mental health care wards and psychiatric intensive care units, with an ultimate objective to standardise and improve best practice to implement and maintain a safe environment within the settings of mental health services, for all staff who work in them and patients and carers who use these services.  

We require a Patient Representative to give sufficient weight to the tasks carried out by the project working group and to get a breadth of experience. The Patient Representative will be required to attend a series of regular (approximately fortnightly) project meetings during this 1-year project. The Patient Representative will co-produce the evaluation plan, co-facilitate focus groups with other people with lived experience, and co-produce the final report with the project working group.  

The expertise from someone with recent lived experience of inpatient mental health services will be absolutely essential to the development, progress and successful delivery of this project. Ideally the Patient Representative will have previous involvement in health service evaluations. 

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 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: Monday 10 January 2022 at 10am

Interview date: Monday 24 January 2022 - by Microsoft Teams

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

No agencies or publications please.