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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
Preparation for Publication Manager
Salary £39k pa
The British Psychological Society is the professional body for psychologists in the UK with over 50,000 members. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced individual to manage our Preparation for Publication and Print & Reprographics Teams. The post will be based in our head office in Leicester.
We are seeking an individual with a strong track record in managing print and reprographics, DTP and sub-editing operational processes. You will be a successful and experienced manager with strong drive and ability to achieve results. You will be responsible for maintaining high standards in producing printed publications, working successfully with a range of stakeholders, and ensuring our publication strategy (including electronic publishing) keeps abreast of developments in the industry.
You will have an excellent working knowledge of current major DTP programs and the Apple Mac operating environment, together with excellent communication and commercial negotiating skills.
Editorial expertise and direct experience of working in a membership organization are desirable.
The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 9 March.
Interviews will be held w/c 23 March in our Leicester office.
Director of Policy and Communications
The Society has launched a new 5-year Strategic Plan and a major priority is to maximise the impact of psychology upon public policy. In order to realise this objective, we are looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to further enhance our public affairs and communications function and drive forward the policy work of the Society.
You will have:
- A good first degree or equivalent;
- A track record of successful management in the public/not for profit sector;
- Extensive experience of developing policies in a governance environment;
- Experience of successful dissemination of policies to diverse audiences.
You will have significant knowledge of UK and EU legislative systems. A high level of knowledge of policy-related aspects of psychology is essential.
Extensive knowledge of technical developments across the media, and an educational background in Psychology are desirable.
The Society operates generous holiday, pension and flexible working arrangements.
The closing date for the advert is noon on Monday 9 February 2015.
Interviews will be held on Friday 27 February 2015 in our offices in London.
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
- Our Strategic Plan
- Office structure
- The Society Offices
- Travel and subsistence expense claim form
- Right to work checklist (link to information on the Home Office site)
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.