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Society office staff vacancies

This page contains information about vacancies in the Society's administrative offices. For information about jobs specifically for psychologists, see our Jobs in Psychology 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 60,000 and over 90 staff in Leicester, new opportuntiies are continually being created within our teams.


Divisional Co-ordinator, 9 month fixed term contract
Salary: £24,000 - £28,000 pa
Location: Leicester

Reporting to the Divisional Lead, you will play an instrumental role in supporting our Member Networks in the development of psychology as an applied profession.  You will be responsible for providing advice, guidance and support to our Divisions, their Standing Committee’s and Working Parties to ensure that the Society and Divisions’ 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 remit of the Division and the Society’s Strategic Plan.

Educated to Graduate level or equivalent, you will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels. You will be able to rapidly acquire a detailed knowledge of policy issues that might relate to psychological practice and have experience of advising and guiding committees.  Although the position is based in Leicester, some out of hours work and frequent travel (with occasional overnight stays) will be required.

How to apply
Please submit your CV with cover letter to personnel@bps.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 21 August. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 30 August at the Leicester Office.

Download a full job description here.


Governance Manager
3 days a week (0.6 FTE)
Salary: £41,872 pro rata
Location: Leicester

The Board of Trustees is the Society’s executive and is responsible for ensuring that the Society conforms to the terms of its Royal Charter and statutes under law as a charitable body.  It has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the Society’s objectives are met and for the Society’s financial performance.  The Governance Manager is responsible for providing the Board of Trustees, Senior Management Team, and other Society personnel with advice and guidance on constitutional matters relating to governance issues. In addition, the wider committee structure requires appropriate oversight in terms of constitutional requirements to ensure that decision-making occurs at the appropriate level and committees are aware of the constraints upon their spheres of operation.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of managing governance and committees within a professional body, University or membership organisation.
  • Substantial experience of servicing senior level boards and committees.
  • Understanding of governance in an organisation with a defined constitution or governing document.
  • Excellent written communication skills including minute writing and proof reading.

A willingness to travel is essential, as is the ability to keep on top of multiple projects and tasks and to work flexibly.  

How to apply
Please submit your CV with cover letter to personnel@bps.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 8 September. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 19 September at the Leicester Office.

Download a full job description here.


Policy Team - Administrative Assistant
12 month ftc (to 31 December 2018), 4 days a week
Salary: £21,907 pro rata
Location: Leicester

We are looking for a confident and highly motivated individual to provide an administrative and secretarial support service to the Policy Team, specifically in relation to Boards, Committees and Working Groups.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience servicing committees, which includes providing detailed minutes of complex discussions.  They will also have administrative experience (preferably in a professional body or the not for profit sector), excellent ICT skills and meticulous attention to detail.  The post holder will be expected to show initiative with a commitment to providing excellent customer service. A willingness to travel is essential, as is the ability to keep on top of multiple projects and tasks and to work flexibly.  

Knowledge of and understanding of Psychology (ideally at A-level or higher) is desirable.

How to apply
Please submit your CV with cover letter to personnel@bps.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 31 August 2017.  Interviews will be held on 11 September 2017 at our Leicester office.

Download a full job description here.


Policy Advisor, 
1 year fixed term contract
Salary: £32k pa

The Society aims to maximise the impact of psychology on public policy by ensuring that influential policy makers have access to the latest research and insight that psychology can offer. Our Policy Team provides policy advice and support across the Society. We focus on issues of significant public interest where psychology can add value and strive to achieve excellence in psychology education and training, research and practice. 

Reporting to the Lead Policy Advisor, you will play an instrumental role in developing our ability to use evidence-based psychology to influence policy in these areas. You will advise on policy development as well as overseeing specific projects in relation to our Strategic Plan. Educated to at least Graduate level or equivalent in psychology, ideally followed by a postgraduate research qualification in psychology, and with relevant post-qualification experience, you will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels. Although the position is based in Leicester, some out of hours work and frequent travel (possibly with overnight stays) will be required.

How to apply
Please submit your CV with cover letter to personnel@bps.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 11 September 2017. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 20 September 2017 at our Leicester office.

Dowload a full job description here.


Useful information

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.