The only post I can see at the moment that might suit my capabilities and breadth of experience is this one at the University of Glasgow (website link):
Reference Number - 011847
Location - Gartnavel Campus
College / Service - COLLEGE OF MVLS
Department - RI HEALTH & WELLBEING
Job Family - Research And Teaching
Position Type -Full Time
Salary Range - £33,574 - £37,768
To make a leading contribution to the NIHR-HTA funded study EMPOWER (Early Signs Monitoring to Prevent Relapse and PrOmote Wellbeing, Engagement and Recovery).
But I'm not a clinical psychologist. I don't have a PhD. I'm not a scientific writer (more sci-fi ...). I don't understand some of the language written in the job description and I don't approve of some of the words used eg relapse, compliance, adherence, schizophrenia,
Despite this I still think I could do the job! So I'm going for it, prepared for rejection.
|Kirkcaldy pool 22Nov15|
It's an online application and I've started filling it in. Have identified 3 referees, friends and colleagues who are willing to back me up. I look forward to the challenge of the chase. There's a CV upload. And this section which will take a bit of answering: "Please detail, point by point, how you meet the essential criteria?". Or don't in my case ...
I will likely argue the case for shifting the criteria, to include psychiatric survivor experience. For I think it makes sense to have a project leader who has been there, swallowed the pills, been subject to the special treatment, got the psychiatric labels, resisted the patriarchy, rebelled inside and eventually made a full recovery by taking charge of their own mental health. 3 times.