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This page contains information about vacancies in the Society's administrative offices. For information about jobs specifically for psychologists, see our Psychologist Appointments website.
The British Psychological Society is the learned Society and professional body for psychologists in the UK. The Society aims to encourage the development of psychology, improve standards of training and practice, raise public awareness and increase the influence of psychological practice in society. With a membership of over 49,000 and over 90 staff in Leicester, new opportuntiies are continually being created within our teams.
To apply for any of the vacancies below, please send a CV and covering letter linking your skills to our specific needs and quoting the job reference you are applying for, and how you found out about the vacancy, to
The British Psychological Society
48 Princess Road East, LEICESTER, LE1 7DR
Qualifications Officer Ref: QO
£24-28k pro rata
21 hours per week, 12-month fixed-term contract
The Qualifications Team is extremely dedicated with responsibility for providing advisory and administrative support and guidance for professional qualifications in psychology.
You will play an instrumental role in supporting the Qualifications Team in the development and maintenance of psychology qualifications. You will be responsible for providing advice, guidance and support to ensure that the Society objectives are achieved. You will directly influence and advise on the application of policy, its development and implementation as well as overseeing specific projects in relation to the Society’s qualifications.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels, excellent attention to detail, previous experience of advising and guiding committees and be able to rapidly acquire a detailed knowledge of our examinations and assessment procedures. Although the position is based in Leicester, some out of hours work and occasional travel (with occasional overnight stays) will be required.
Full job description
Applications to be sent to Personnel at the above address by noon on Tuesday 22 April 2014. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 29 April 2014 at our Leicester office.
Director of Membership Services Ref:DMS
With over 49,000 members, The British Psychological Society is the professional body for psychologists in the UK and the largest psychology community in Europe. We are seeking to recruit a Director to our senior management team to lead our teams of staff within the area of member services. This is an opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to develop a core area within an evolving professional body. The post will be based in our head office in Leicester, although frequent travel will be required, especially to our London office.
We are seeking a successful and experienced manager with strong drive and ability to achieve results. You will be responsible for delivering a high standard of service to our members and developing strategies for maximising income streams associated with our training, conferences, and Psychological Testing Centre functions.
You will need excellent business planning skills, experience of implementing professional development programmes, and a track record of success in service improvement in a relevant role within a membership organisation. Also essential for this post is demonstrable ability to communicate and negotiate effectively.
A working knowledge of the qualifications structure and professional careers in psychology is desirable.
Applications to be sent to Personnel at the above address by noon on Friday 9 May 2014. Interviews will be held on 4 June 2014 at our London office.
The following information and documents give background to the Society, the types of role and the terms and conditions we offer to all posts:
- Summary Terms & Conditions
- Equal Opportunities monitoring form
- About the BPS
- Office structure
- The Society Offices
- Travel and subsistence expense claim form
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.