Presidential Lead for Retention and Wellbeing

  • Status : 3-year term (July 2023 – July 2026)
  • Salary : Voluntary role
  • Closing date : 09/05/2023
  • Interview date : 17/05/2023

Overview of the role

Working collaboratively with the President and with a range of key stakeholder groups across the College, the Presidential Lead for Retention and Wellbeing will provide strategic oversight for our retention and wellbeing work supporting psychiatrists at every stage in their careers.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • support the President in all work related to workforce retention and wellbeing
  • provide strategic oversight and cohesion to enhance College activities in psychiatric workforce retention and wellbeing
  • lead the College’s retention strategy across the four nations.

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 over 20,000 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 this has been reflected in a number of awards including being named Charity of the Year in the European Diversity Awards in 2019 and a Gold Award by Stonewall in 2023 for creating an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace.

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

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 Nikki Cochrane, Head of Training and Workforce.

Please see the full JD for this role below.

Closing date: 9 May 2023 @ 10am

Interview date: 17 May via Microsoft Teams/Zoom

Interviews are likely to be around 30 minutes and it is unlikely that we would be able to offer an alternative date. 

JD - Presidential Lead for Wellbeing and Retention - April 2023