Peer Representative – x2 Enabling Environments CCQI

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 16/05/2023
  • Interview date : 30/05/2023

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking two peer representatives to join the Enabling Environments (EE) network as Workers. The successful applicants will have recent lived experience of an environment that is either working towards, or has achieved, the Enabling Environment Award. Applicants from other environments that use a relational or psychosocial approach e.g. TCs or PIPEs, are also eligible to apply.

As part of this role, you will be closely involved with the network and particularly with the project team, to engage the wider membership and partner organisations in advocating for the EE approach and for the members of these environments.

The network is a quality improvement and award project that works with services in all sectors, with all client populations. Currently, the EE network has many member services within the criminal justice sector, and we welcome applicants with experience of this area. The views, ideas, skills and experience of people who have used these services are vital for our work.

The network takes services through a supportive process of self-review and assessment by trained Assessors, to establish how the service is performing against an agreed set of quality standards. The EE network provide a range of training and consultancy options as part of a toolbox for member services looking to develop and sustain an enabling culture.

The self-review involves completion of a team checklist and gathering of feedback from members of the environment, family, friends and carers, partner agencies and staff. The assessment visit takes place over a whole day and involves verifying the self-review data, considering the service in its unique context, and exchanging information about best practice. A minimum of two Assessors visit each service. Each Assessor will bring knowledge and experience of an EE culture from different perspectives. They are then trained to conduct the Assessor role.

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The Peer representatives are expected to attend and contribute to visits alongside trained Assessors. There will be an expectation that they complete the Assessor training and become an Assessor over time. Their specific area of expertise is vital to the development of the project; therefore, we will encourage involvement in service training and support packages, participation with the Advisory Group, Accreditation Committee, standards development, annual conferences and other events.

The Peer Representatives must have access to their own electrical equipment to attend meetings and Wi-Fi connection.

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 peers to contribute their perspectives on relational practice 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: Tuesday 16 May 2023 @ 10am

Interview date: Wednesday 31 May 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.

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