Specialist Advisor for Workforce

  • Status : Term ends AGM 2028
  • Salary : Voluntary role
  • Closing date : 28/07/2023
  • Interview date : 10/08/2023

Overview of the role

The RCPsych Specialist Advisor for Workforce plays a vital role in leading the development of College strategy in relation to the psychiatric workforce, including supporting workforce retention.

This College role will oversee the production of psychiatric workforce data with a view to more accurate workforce planning and progression tracking.

Through the Workforce Committee, they receive key operational feedback from across the four Nations and College Faculties and are well placed to ensure these issues are explored and best practice is shared.

Key responsibilities

  • to lead and chair the College Workforce Committee ensuring engagement from across the four nations and College Faculties
  • to provide strategic direction and cohesion to all College activities relating to the UK workforce as well as the wider mental health workforce.

How to apply

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

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Workforce Manager, James Compagnone.

Please see the full job description (JD) for this role below.

Closing date: 28 July 2023

Interview date: 10 August 2023 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.

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.

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

JD - Specialist Advisor for Workforce - July 2023