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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

North West Division Vacancies

North West Executive Committee Vacancies


Executive Vacancies:

Recruitment Lead and Deputy Recruitment Lead

The Division Lead for promoting recruitment into psychiatry should be a Member of the College who has knowledge and an interest in promoting psychiatry as a career in innovative ways to improve recruitment to Core Training level 1 (CT1).  They will help to facilitate the College’s recruitment strategy in promoting activities aimed at improving recruitment to the CT1 grade in psychiatry. These activities should reflect the overall strategy outlined in the RCPsych 5 year recruitment plan. The College strategy is overseen by the Associate Registrar for Recruitment.

Regional Advisor: Mersey Region

Regional Advisors are the College’s link with regional post graduate Deans and Heads of School concerning issues relating to post graduate psychiatric education.  They have a role in providing specialist advice to responsible officers concerning revalidation.  The areas covered by Regional Advisors are coterminous with Post Graduate Deaneries.  Regional Advisors work closely with their deputies, who have a complementary role, and act on their behalf in their absence.  They also have the expertise of Regional Specialty Representatives to help them scrutinise and provide advice on consultant and specialty doctor job descriptions.  This role would suit a consultant who is a senior member of the College, who is interested in representing the College on all matters relating to postgraduate education and continuing professional development in psychiatry. 

Deputy Regional Advisor: Mersey Region

Deputy Regional Advisers work closely with the Regional Advisor and Regional Specialty Representatives within their region. They are responsible for gathering and collating information about workforce and for working with the Regional Specialty Representatives on the assessment and approval of Consultant and Specialty Doctor Job Descriptions. They act on behalf of the Regional Advisor in their absence. Applicants interested in the role need to have been in a substantive consultant post within the NHS for at least 3 years. These posts suit enthusiastic, experienced consultants who have the confidence of their colleagues and who wish to become involved in and contribute to College Activities. The tenure of the office is five years.  

Committee Job Descriptions

Regional Specialty Representative Vacancies:

  • General & Adult: North West Region (shared) x 2
  • General & Adult: Mersey Region (shared)
  • Old Age: North West (shared)
  • Forensic: North West Region
  • Liaison: Division Wide

Regional Specialty Representatives are appointed locally to support Regional Advisors and Deputy Regional Advisors in their roles by providing expert advice on their Psychiatric sub specialty. They are the main link between the Faculty and Division Executive and although attendance at Division Executive Committee meetings in not a mandatory requirement for this role, attendance at the Regional Advisor meetings is considered a necessary part of the role (meetings take place yearly) and regular contact with the Regional Advisor, Deputy Regional Advisor and the Division Office is essential. The recommended tenure is 5 years although this can be decreased or increased depending on individual circumstances. The roles can also be taken up as a shared role with another colleague, or alongside any other existing College role.   

Regional Specialty Representative Job Description


If you are interested in any of the positions above please contact Jennifer McCartney.

     You will be asked to supply the following:

  • Your current CV including details of two referees
  • A brief supporting statement (300 words max)

Committee Job Descriptions


Assessors on Advisory Appointment Committees

If you have been a consultant for more than three years, would you be interested in representing the College as an Assessor on Advisory Appointments Committees (AACs)?  Assessors are crucial for ensuring that good practice is maintained at all AACs, and we currently have a number of vacancies.  We therefore urgently need representatives in all psychiatric specialties and in all regions (excluding Scotland).

For further details please visit the College Assessor Webpage.

If you are interested in becoming a College Assessor please contact Jennifer McCartney.


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