Invitation for Volunteers to join the RCPsych in Scotland Executive commitee

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is seeking volunteers to join the RCPsych in Scotland Executive Committee. At this time, we seek two Service User Representatives.  Applications are invited from individuals who have personal experience of using mental health services.

RCPsych in Scotland represents the Members, Fellows, Associates and Pre-Membership Trainees of the College in Scotland at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Through the Chair, the RCPsych in Scotland is represented on the Council and other Committees. There are also representatives on the College Specialist Training Committee and Policy and Public Affairs Committee. The Executive Committee decide on and organise various workstreams and actively encourage service users and carers to contribute to these – e.g. policy and public affairs functions, recruitment and retention. Service User and Carer representative input is vital to the work of the College in Scotland and provides an important lived experience viewpoint. Representatives are encouraged to participate in pieces of work which are relevant to their particular areas of interest.

 

The Executive Committee meets 4 times per year in Edinburgh. Dates for 2018 are listed below. All meetings run from 14.00-16.30.

  • 15 November 2018

Anyone interested in these posts are welcome to contact the College in Scotland for an informal discussion about the role: elena.slodecki@rcpsych.ac.uk.

You can read more about the RCPsych in Scotland on their webpages: http://www.rcpsychis.org.uk

For further information and an application form please contact us, specifying ‘RCPsych in Scotland Service User Volunteer’ –email: membership.operations@rcpsych.ac.uk or phone 020 3701 2566.

Closing date for applications: 31st August 2018

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