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

Head of Policy and Campaigns

£56,970 - £63,290 per annum

35 hours per week

Permanent contract

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the leading medical authority on mental health in the United Kingdom and is the professional and educational organisation for doctors specialising in psychiatry. The College plays a central role in establishing and promoting the highest standards of psychiatric care and training in the United Kingdom.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has always worked to bring about change to improve the lives of people with mental illness but it has made a strategic decision bring communications, influencing and policy together with a focus on our campaigning objectives; to achieve parity for the treatment of physical and mental illness; to promote the benefits of psychiatry and to recruit and retain psychiatrists.  We need an experienced public policy campaigner to lead the new Policy and Campaigns team to work with our talented policy, external affairs and digital teams to achieve our ambitions. 


The successful candidate will have a track record of designing and delivering public policy campaigns that have brought about real change.  They will have experience of leading policy teams and have a sophisticated understanding of the policy creation process, with a body of high quality written work to their credit.  They should also be comfortable writing for a general audience and be able to demonstrate excellent writing and presentation skills.  The successful candidate will be actively interested in what is happening in politics and government and constantly alert to opportunities to work with colleagues to advance our mission.


We only recruit the best and in return for your commitment the College offers an attractive salary and benefits.

For more information and how to apply, please download the document below.




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