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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.

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

Personnel
The British Psychological Society
48 Princess Road East
LEICESTER LE1 7DR

Email: [email protected] 


Conference & Professional Development Centre Assistant, Grade 4
Salary £21,000

With over 50,000 members, The British Psychological Society is the professional body for psychologists in the UK and the largest psychology community in Europe. Teams based at our Leicester office that are currently recruiting facilitate the promotion of excellence in psychology through delivering conferences and events and providing information to the public.

We have an exciting vacancy for a Conference & Professional Development Centre Assistant in the Professional Development Centre. Our team is lively and hard-working, with responsibility for the organisation of over 100 events each year. We are looking for someone that is extremely well-organised, thrives under pressure and has experience in a challenging customer-facing role. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, strong negotiation skills and preferably experience organising conferences, lectures or workshops. Evidence of previous budget-management experience and successful team work are highly desirable. You will be willing to travel regularly and stay overnight.

The Role

We are looking for someone to join our busy Professional Development Centre helping to administer and organise conferences and events.  You will need to have proven admin skills along with experience in a customer-facing role. You should enjoy multi-tasking and must be able to travel to our conferences.

You will need previous experience of organising conferences or professional development events, including communicating with internal and external suppliers, managing events on site and organising conferences to tight budgets and deadlines. You will represent the team and the Society at committee meetings, supplier meetings and face-to-face with delegates at conferences.

The Person

  • A highly motivated self-starter, with excellent organisational skills.
  • A team player with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to multi-task, think logically and creatively.
  • Able to work collaboratively with the team.
  • Able to display a 'can-do' attitude.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Able to travel to meetings and conferences.

A full job description can be found here. The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 18 April 2017, with interviews to be held on Friday 28 April 2017.


Partnership and Accreditation Officer, £32-£35,000 pa
Fixed Term Contract (12 Months), Maternity Cover
Location: Leicester

With over 50,000 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 a professional and confident individual to join our successful Partnership and Accreditation Team, working out of the Society’s Leicester head office. The team is busy and hard-working, with responsibility for accrediting undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in psychology delivered across the UK and with our UK university partners internationally.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to provide specialist advice and support to our partner courses and review teams. This is a strongly customer-facing role, requiring excellent interpersonal skills, confidence, and the ability to communicate effectively to different audiences.

The post holder will be expected to undertake accreditation visits across the UK as well as internationally, in addition to contributing to and leading a number of other events and meetings as required.

A willingness to travel regularly and extensively is essential, as is the ability to keep on top of multiple projects and tasks and to work flexibly. Previous quality assurance experience in Higher Education, or within a professional body environment, is desirable.

Further information on the work of the Partnership and Accreditation Team can be found at www.bps.org.uk/accreditation. 

A full job description can be found here. The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 18 April 2017, with interviews held at our Leicester office on Friday 28 April 2017.


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.