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

Northern & Yorkshire Division Vacancies


Northern & Yorkshire Executive committee vacancies          


We are currently looking to appoint enthusiastic and experienced Consultants to join the Northern & Yorkshire and North West Division Executive Committees and we welcome applications for the following positions:

Executive Vacancies:

  • Academic Secretary (shared): 

Applications are invited for the role of Academic Secretary for the Northern & Yorkshire Division.  The Division currently hosts two Conferences each year, one of which incorporates a competition for local Psychiatry Trainees, Foundation Doctors and Medical Students.  This post would suit an established Consultant, with at least three years experience, a clear interest in and understanding of modern theory and practice in adult learning and the enthusiasm to design and deliver high quality events that match the CPD needs of a large and diverse membership population.  Organisational support is provided by the Division staff and the Northern & Yorkshire Executive Committee assist in the design of the events.

  • Regional Advisor: North East 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. 

Regional Specialty Representative Vacancies:


  • Rehab and Social: North East Region
  • Substance Misuse: Yorkshire Region (shared)

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.       


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

Committee Job Descriptions can be found here


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 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


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