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Division of Occupational Psychology


The work of the Division is largely achieved through the dedication of unpaid volunteers. Our volunteers come from a wide range of different backgrounds, whether they be practitioners or academics, or full members or in-training members. 

The positions of Chair, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer are also filled by volunteers.

What do our volunteers do?

The DOP has around 150 volunteers at present, who work in a range of different areas. We have numerous working groups that our members can get involved with.

Without our volunteers, many activities would not have been achieved, including the annual conference; our workshops, CPD and networking events; OP Matters; links with other professional bodies; and the DOP awards and award ceremonies.

Benefits of volunteering

There are many benefits to volunteering:

  • Contributing to the future of the profession and future practitioners

  • Networking - with both psychologists and non-psychologists

  • Attendance at a variety of events

  • Evidence for the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 2), or as it is known Chartership and continuing professional development with the Health and Care Professions Council

  • Developing broader work-based competencies, e.g. team working, project management, resource planning, financial management, and leadership

Getting involved in the DOP

Executive positions

You can nominate yourself for the executive positions of Chair, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer or Strategy Group Convenor when the annual call for nominations goes out in October/November. When more than one nomination is received for a position, a ballot is sent out for members to vote on.

Working group volunteers

Volunteers on working groups are not elected - you can get involved with them at any time.  For more information on how to do this, please visit the working groups area of the website.

Current opportunities

The DOP is currently looking for volunteers so if you would like to find out more please contact us at [email protected], or complete the statement of interest form by clicking on the link below:

The DOP relies on a wide range of people getting involved. It is an open and inclusive community, just like the profession it represents. The only requirement is that you are a member (of any grade) of the Division. We want you if you:

  • Have Chartered status OR working towards Chartered status
  • Have years of work experience OR are just starting out in your career
  • Work in the public sector (including academia) OR the private sector
  • Employed OR self-employed
  • Have a PhD OR MSc
  • Have lots of time to dedicate to the role OR have just a few hours

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].