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

Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) x2

General Adult and Child and Adolescent

The Specialty Advisory Committee is seeking two new Chairs, one for General Adult and one for Child and Adolescent. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to make an impact in the training and assessment of either specialty.

The SAC’s are responsible to the Education and Training Committee and the Faculty for monitoring and improving training and assessment within the specialty and advising on related issues.

The Chair will be required to:

  • Chair and lead the SAC meetings
  • Act as a representative and articulate the views of the SAC at the Curricula and Assessment Committee
  • Assist with undertaking reviews of the curriculum and assessment methodology to ensure they are fit for purpose and continue to conform to the needs of both the profession and the regulatory requirements of the GMC

You will also be:

  • A Consultant in General Adult or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Able to demonstrate an enhanced educational leadership role within your Deanery/LETB
  • Able to demonstrate experience as an Educational Supervisor
  • Able to demonstrate appropriate resource management skills and effective communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness of standards, behaviours and attitudes of “promoting excellence” in medical education and training (GMC, 2016)

To apply for either post, please submit a CV and a covering letter [no more than one A4 side] to

Closing date for applications: Friday 6 October 2017


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