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Safeguard the profession: engage and be part of our future
We’re looking for committed and enthusiastic Chartered Psychologists to get involved in reviewing and accrediting postgraduate programmes across a range of areas of applied psychology.
Your skills and experience
We’re looking for members from academic and/or practitioner backgrounds with expertise in:
- Running or delivering undergraduate/postgraduate training programmes; and/or
- Supervising or managing trainee or qualified psychologists working in a range of practice environments.
Previous experience of participation in quality assurance or governance processes is desirable, but if you have other experience that you think is relevant, let us know.
Our approach and ethos
Our approach is known as accreditation through partnership: we work collaboratively with the providers whose programmes we accredit, and we see our reviewers as key partners in that process. Our reviewers tell us that their involvement in accreditation through partnership gives them valuable insight into different approaches to training the psychologists of the future, and offers them the opportunity to network with and learn alongside a diverse range of professional colleagues.
What sort of work is involved?
Our reviewers work as part of a Training Committee with responsibility for accrediting programmes and enhancing quality in postgraduate training. We ask our reviewers to engage in both paper-based reviews of postgraduate programmes and in one or two-day partnership visits to universities across the UK. The nature and number of reviews and visits will vary dependent upon the area of psychology in which your expertise lies, but we will work closely with you to ensure that you are able to balance any work you undertake on our behalf with your other commitments.
The majority of our review work is undertaken remotely (electronically) but we also hold face-to-face meetings twice per year to provide an opportunity for discussion of key policy and practice issues, and to facilitate peer support and training. We reimburse travel and subsistence expenses for any meetings or visits you attend as part of this role.
How to apply
If you would like to be considered for appointment as a reviewer, fill out an application form:
- Application to become a member of the Undergraduate Education Committee.
- Application for appointment as a committee member.
(You must be signed up to the website and a Chartered Member of the Society to access these forms)
We will select and appoint members on the basis of the skills and experience demonstrated in their application, and will seek wherever possible to achieve a balance of expertise across the reviewer community as a whole.
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