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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:
  • Academic Secretary: 

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.

  • Deputy Regional Advisor (shared): North West 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.


Regional Specialty Representative Vacancies:
  • General & Adult: North West 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.   

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

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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