Patient Representative x 1 Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 21/07/2023
  • Interview date : 02/08/2023

The Patient Representatives 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. 

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 representatives 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 to contribute their perspectives on important mental health issues for the medical psychotherapy 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 21 July 2023 @ 10am

Interview date: Wednesday 2 August 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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