Patient Representative x1 - Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group (SPSIG)

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3 year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day and £70 per half day
  • Closing date : 27/05/2022
  • Interview date : 13/06/2022

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking 1 patient representative to join the Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group (SPSIG) executive committee as a Worker.  The successful applicant will have recent lived experience of mental health services.

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 Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group patient group.

The SPSIG is a forum to explore the spiritual challenges presented by psychiatric illness, and how best to respond to patients’ spiritual concerns. 

You can read more about the SIG on our webpages.

The executive committee meets four times a year to discuss a range of issues relating to spirituality and psychiatry. The majority of the committee are psychiatrists from across the UK.  

The Patient representative is 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 conferences. 

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 to contribute their perspectives on important mental health issues relating to spirituality and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development.

Please complete the enclosed application form and return it with an updated CV 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 27 May 2022 at 10am

Interview date: Monday 13 June 2022 - by Microsoft Teams

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

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