The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking 2 patient representatives to join the Faculty of Perinatal Psychiatry executive committee as Workers. The successful applicants will have recent lived experience of Perinatal Psychiatry mental health services with mental illness.
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 Perinatal faculty patient group.
The focus of Faculty work is to:
- To promote the subject of perinatal psychiatry within the College
- To provide a network of support and information for interested psychiatrists
- To promote the provision of services for childbearing women with mental health problems
- To develop educational opportunities for psychiatrists in training
- To foster research in the area of perinatal psychiatry
- To act as a resource for the College in its links with other related professional bodies, governmental organisations and the public.
The executive committee meets three times a year (2 online meetings and one face-to-face meeting in London) to discuss a range of issues relating to the specialty of Perinatal Psychiatry. 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 Perinatal Psychiatry and be part of our ongoing strategy and communications development.
Please complete the enclosed application form and return with an updated CV and send to: HRrecruitment@rcpsych.ac.uk
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 11 May 2023 @ 10am
Interview date: Friday 19 May 2023 via Microsoft teams
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