Payment Systems and Outcomes Associate Registrar

  • Status : 5-year term
  • Salary : Voluntary role
  • Closing date : 15/03/2022

About the College

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional membership body for psychiatrists and promotes excellent care for people with mental illness.

It has 19,000 members and engages with government and the media as the leading voice of the UK’s mental health services. The College is a values-based organisation and, in 2019, was named Charity of the Year in the European Diversity Awards.

Overview of the role

This role has responsibility for advising on the policy that the College should adopt in order to seek the implementation of an effective payment system for mental health services. Based on that agreed policy, the role will work through and with key external stakeholders to achieve the best result possible.

In relation to outcomes, based on the forthcoming College Report on the topic, the role will have the lead responsibility in the College for seeking their implementation at a national, regional and local level through engagement with and influencing of relevant stakeholders.

Key responsibilities

  • Working with Officers and College staff to ensure that the College position on payment systems reflects the best opportunity for mental health services to secure the resources that they need to deliver the best care possible.
  • Representing the College at externally led activity on payment systems, ensuring that its position is clearly understood by policy and decision makers.
  • Attending the Policy and Public Affairs Committee (PPAC) at least twice per year to provide regular updates on payment systems and outcomes work as well as provide a brief written update for each of its three meetings.
  • Providing advice and support for media enquiries on payment systems and outcomes either directly by themselves or through identified external expertise if needed on a particular issue.
  • Working closely with the Policy Unit, advise and input on policy development and consultation responses in matters relating to payment systems and outcomes.
  • Seeking to influence the implementation of the College’s Outcomes Report by working with relevant external stakeholders.
  • Upholding and promote the College values of Courage, Innovation, Respect, Collaboration, Learning and Excellence.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this post, please submit a CV and a covering letter demonstrating experience (one A4 side) to

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Thomas Denning, Policy and Standards manager at

Please see the full job description below for more information about this role.

Closing date: 15th March 2022

Interview date: TBC via Microsoft Teams/Zoom

Interviews are likely to be around 30 minutes and we will seek to organise the interviews to ensure availability.

The College values a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves.

JD - Payment Systems and Outcomes Associate Registrar - 15 March 2022