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Looking for a new job in the field of psychology?

Whether you are newly qualified or are looking to change your career, the best place to start looking is our Jobs In Psychology site, which is regularly updated with new roles and opportunities from a variety of different employers and recruiters.

For details on current Society Office Staff Vacancies, Vacancies for Service Contracts or Consultancy Posts, or Voluntary Posts within the Society, please consult the tabs below.
 

Qualifications Officer, Maternity Leave Cover ftc to 29th March 2019

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term.

£27,000 per annum

PLEASE NOTE: PREVIOUS APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION NEED NOT APPLY AGAIN

An exciting opportunity is available for a professional and confident individual to join our successful Qualifications Team at the Society’s Leicester head office as a full-time maternity leave cover to the end of March 2019. The team is busy and hard-working, with responsibility for supporting the Society’s suite of professional, work-based psychology qualifications.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to provide advice and support to a number of our qualifications.

The role requires excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, outstanding written communication skills, confidence, and the ability to communicate effectively with different audiences. The post holder will be expected to attend board and committee meetings and advise on policies, procedures and developments pertaining to Society qualifications.

They will prepare agendas, take and write meeting minutes, draft key documents, reports and correspondence in addition to undertaking a range of developmental projects and liaising with stakeholders and external bodies. The ability to work independently, keep on top of multiple projects and tasks and to work flexibly and to tight deadlines is essential.

Previous quality assurance experience in Higher Education, or within a professional body environment as well as experience of committee servicing, policy development and drafting complex documents are highly desirable.

Further information on the work of the Qualifications Team can be found at www.bps.org.uk/qualifications

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 12 February 2018. Interviews will be held at our Leicester office on Friday 16 February 2018

To apply please submit your CV with cover letter to [email protected]


Membership Assistant (Membership Team)

18 month fixed term contract (35 hour week)

Grade 4, £22,345.00 pa

The British Psychological Society is the professional body for psychologists in the UK with over 56,000 members. We are currently seeking a Membership Assistant to work within our Membership team. The post holder will be expected to process and assess applications for membership, registers and networks, maintain membership information and assist in promoting membership and member services. There will be some occasions where it will be necessary to attend events, which may involve an overnight stay.

The role is key in ensuring that the process of joining the Society and its registers, directories and networks is undertaken with a high level of efficiency and accuracy, and with a focus on excellent customer service.

Duties will include:

  • Assessing applications for membership, registers, directories and networks
  • Processing applications in line with current policy to ensure that standards of Society membership are maintained and that processes are carried out effectively
  • Maintaining records to ensure member data is accurately captured and securely stored
  • Providing accurate and timely advice to members and enquirers on membership criteria and services to ensure a high quality of service is provided to members, applicants and the public
  • Contributing to the promotion of subscribership and membership when required in order to raise the profile of the Society and to increase membership across all levels
  • Providing advice to members and enquirers on membership criteria and services to ensure a high quality of service is provided to members, applicants and the public.
  • Contacting Society members/applicants to request information, payments, or to provide general information with regard to their status
  • Attending, and speaking at, events to promote membership

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Educated to at least GCSE ‘A’ level standard
  • Good IT skills with experience of using databases in a membership/customer services environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a methodical approach
  • A commitment to provide excellent customer service
  • A commitment to team-working
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and prioritise work
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good oral/written communication skills
  • An ability to assimilate complex information quickly

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 19 February 2018. Interviews will be held at our Leicester office on Thursday 22 February 2018.

To apply please submit your CV with cover letter to [email protected]


Member Networks Project Officer

18 month fixed term contract

Grade 5, £26,203 pa

With over 60,000 members, The British Psychological Society is the professional body for psychologists in the UK and the largest psychology community in Europe.

An exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to join our successful Membership Directorate, working out of the Society’s Leicester head office.

The Member Network Team is very lively and dedicated, with responsibility for providing advisory and administrative support and guidance for the various professional groups of members, known as Member Networks.

We are therefore looking for a confident and highly motivated individual to provide support and co-ordination on the project work in relation to Member Network initiatives.

This role will ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved, the most efficient resources are used and the different interests involved are satisfied.

This role is critical to ensure that all elements relating to Member Network projects are co-ordinated, administered and communicated throughout the Society. The post holder is required to monitor, understand, contribute and provide guidance to projects to ensure their successful delivery.

The post holder will play a key role in supporting and maintaining relationships with members who undertake work voluntarily and organisations who are delivering on funded projects, therefore must have excellent interpersonal skills, confidence, and the ability to communicate effectively to different audiences.

The post holder will have excellent IT skills, will be analytical and possess a solutions-based approach to problem-solving. The post holder will be expected to work with minimum guidance and show initiative; however, they must also be able to demonstrate excellent team working skills. The ability to work on multiple projects and tasks at the same time and to meet tight deadlines will also be expected.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 5 March 2018.  Interviews will be held at our Leicester office on Monday 12 March 2018.

To apply please submit your CV with cover letter to [email protected]

This tab contains information about vacancies for contract for services and consultancy posts. 

Opportunities listed here are not staff posts and therefore are not subject to the Society's general terms and conditions of employment.


There are currently no vacancies being advertised.

This page contains information about volunteer opportunities with the Society.  Opportunities listed on this page are not remunerated and therefore are not subject to the Society's general terms and conditions of employment.  Volunteers working for the Society are subject to the Code of Conduct for Members undertaking activities on behalf of the Society.


President 2019-20

The President is the visible figurehead of the Society and Chair of the Board of Trustees.

We are seeking nominations of Members of the Society to stand for election to the role of President in the Presidential year 2019-20. The successful candidate will be President-Elect in 2018-19 and Vice-President in 2020-21.

Please note: the deadline for nominations has now passed.​


Research Board Vacancy: Postdoctoral Representative

The is a vacancy for a recently appointed (within 3 years of the award of PhD or doctoral qualification) postdoctoral researcher or lecturer to represent these groups on the Board.

The term of office if for one year; renewable for a further two years.

A statement of interest from and role description are available from the policy administrator.

Closing date: 22nd March 2018


Standing Conference Committee Members

The Standing Conference Committee (SCC), working closely with the Society's Conferences and Events team, is responsible for organising the Society's Annual Conference as well as both the Psychology4Students and Psychology4Graduates events.

There are currently 4 vacancies for Society members to join the SCC in organising these core Society events.

The term of office runs from June 2018 to June 2021.

This role would be ideal for anyone with:

  • a strong academic or practice background
  • experience in conference organisation and/or peer reviewing
  • enthusiasm to work as part of a team dedicated to planning and delivering key events

If you would like to know more please contact Liz Beech to request a Statement of Interest form.

Closing date: 16th March 2018


Call for Nominations: Professional Practice Board / Research Board

Members of the Society are hereby invited to submit nominations for the following positions on the Society's main boards for a period of service scheduled to begin in June 2018.

Professional Practice Board

  • One Ordinary Member (two year term)

  • One Ordinary Member (one year term)

Research Board

  • One Ordinary Member (two year term)

For nomination forms and further information please contact Zoë Mudie at the Chief Executive's Office.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 30th March 2018.

For each vacancy if more than the appropriate number of nominations are received, a membership ballot will be carried out immediately prior to the Annual General Meeting 2018.

The following information and documents give background to the Society, the types of role and the terms and conditions we offer to all posts:

The Society operates generous holiday, pension and sickness policies and flexible working arrangements.

For all posts, exposure to the current Higher Education or charities sectors would be an advantage.

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