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Looking for a new job in the field of psychology?

Whether you are newly qualified or are looking to change your career, the best place to start looking is our Jobs In Psychology site, which is regularly updated with new roles and opportunities from a variety of different employers and recruiters.

For details on current Society Office Staff Vacancies, Vacancies for Service Contracts or Consultancy Posts, or Voluntary Posts within the Society, please consult the tabs below.
 

Grade 5: £26,272 pa

Fixed Term Contract: 12 months

Location: Leicester

We are seeking an experienced senior administrator to join the Society to provide a comprehensive and confidential administration service to the legal and governance team within the Chief Executive’s office.

The appointee will facilitate the meetings of the Board of trustees and a number of committees within the Society. This role is a newly created position initially for a fixed term of 12 months but with a real possibility of becoming a permanent role. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in a similar role, excellent written and communication skills, a good eye for detail and an ability to manage and prioritise workload and facilitate meetings. 

The post is located at our head office in Leicester. 

We offer flexible working and a range of competitive employee benefits, and a comprehensive induction programme will be provided with opportunities for professional development in the role.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th May 2019.

Interviews will be held at our Leicester office on Monday 10th June 2019.

PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT A COVERING LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Grade 4

Fixed Term Contract: 6 months

Location: Leicester

Reporting into the ICT Service Manager, you will provide 1st and 2nd Line technical support directly to our end users across all sites. You will have experience providing telephone and face to face IT support to on site and remote users.

You will be required to deliver a high level of service and first call fix that meet or exceed published SLA’s.

Experience working as part of a small multi-function IT team and following current ITIL principals is an essential part of this role. You will also maintain and develop system documentation and knowledgebase articles.

You will have excellent problem solving skills and experience supporting a variety of hardware and software based mainly around Microsoft based networks and Office 365.

You will from time to time undertake individual and collaborative projects as part of our program of continuous service improvement.

To apply please provide a CV and covering letter outlining how your knowledge, skills and experience would be suitable for this post and email to [email protected]

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th May 2019.

Interviews will be held at our Leicester office on Tuesday 21st May 2019.

PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT A COVERING LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

This tab contains information about vacancies for contract for services and consultancy posts. 

Opportunities listed here are not staff posts and therefore are not subject to the Society's general terms and conditions of employment.

This page contains information about volunteer opportunities with the Society.

Opportunities listed on this page are not remunerated and therefore are not subject to the Society's general terms and conditions of employment.

Volunteers working for the Society are subject to the Code of Conduct for Members undertaking activities on behalf of the Society.

The Sport and Exercise Psychology Qualifications Board manages the BPS Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (QSEP) (Stage 2). The role of the Chair involves oversight of the work of the Board and ensuring that the QSEP (Stage 2) is academically robust and delivered to a high standard.

The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of the qualification and be responsible for quality-assurance of the existing qualification as well as leading future improvement and developmental work.

The Sport and Exercise Psychology Qualifications Board usually meets three times a year either face-to-face or by teleconference/videoconference. Face-to-face meetings take place in either Leicester or London.

The Qualifications Committee also meets three times a year, and attendance at other working parties to represent the Board may also be required.

It is estimated that this commitment will be approximately 10 days a year, including the face-to-face meetings.

Applications can be made via a Statement of Interest form which is available from our PTC Project Officer, Ayshea King.

To make an enquiry or to request a Statement of Interest form please email [email protected]

Please also enclose a curriculum vitae and a letter which links your experience to the role.

Interested parties are welcome to contact the Qualifications Board with any queries about the role, via the email address above. 

The deadline for applications is Monday 01 July 2019 and the schedule for telephone interviews will be confirmed shortly

The Occupational Psychology Qualifications Board is seeking to appoint some additional assessors to assist with the assessment of candidate work.

The focus will be on the new 2019 qualification which accepts enrolments from 1st March and comprises four Standards.

Submissions are centred around reports of the candidate’s application of the consultancy cycle within their supervised practice, with the final submission also including a report on their applied research.

The assessment of the first and second submissions is formative, with the assessment of the final submission (which includes a viva) being summative.

Each candidate is assigned two assessors, and initially new assessors are paired with a more experienced assessor.

The timescale for assessors to assess a submission is 4 weeks. Assessments are conducted electronically.

New assessors will also have the opportunity to assess candidates on the existing 2010/12 routes.

Assessors receive payment for each submission. Travel and subsistence expenses incurred when attending Viva assessments (usually held at the Leicester office) and assessor training sessions will be reimbursed in accordance with the Society’s policy

Training workshops for new assessors on the current QOP (2010/2012) qualifications are scheduled for the 20th of March 2019 at the BPS Leicester offices.

Training on the new QOP (2019) qualification will take place on the 27th of June 2019 at the BPS Leicester offices and on the 8th of July 2019 at the BPS London offices.

This training is a requirement that needs to be completed by anyone wishing to assess candidates’ work on the new qualification and is open to both new assessors and assessors who already assess on the current QOP but also wish to assess on the new QOP. 

To apply please send a 500 word statement of interest outlining your suitability for the role, along with your CV, to [email protected].

The role of the Educational Psychology (Scotland) Qualifications Board is to formulate and manage all matters relating to policy, procedure and assessment for the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland) (Stage 2).

The Society is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced educational psychologist working in Scotland to the role of Chief Supervisor/Registrar who will serve as the official channel of communication between the Board, candidates, and their Co-ordinating Supervisors.

The Chief Supervisor/Registrar will act on behalf of the Board in all matters concerning the provision of initial advice and information for potential candidates, enrolment, ongoing development and registration for assessment of all candidates, and in all matters to do with communicating the results of assessments. The Chief Supervisor/Registrar also has responsibility for overseeing the supervision process and for developing links and training for Co-ordinating Supervisors who provide the direct mentoring and support for candidates.

The Chief Supervisor/Registrar will be required to work closely with another Chief Supervisor/Registrar, sharing the same responsibilities.

Role Description

  • To approve Co-ordinating Supervisors in line with the regulations
  • To review applications and approve enrolments
  • To review applications for Accreditation of Existing Competence and agree exemptions on behalf of the Board
  • To correspond with the candidates as necessary on behalf of the Board via the Qualifications Office
  • To provide ongoing pastoral support to all candidates, including undertaking registrar clinics as necessary
  • To liaise with the Qualifications Team to track candidates’ progress from enrolment to completion of the qualification
  • To attend Qualifications Board meetings as required&
  • To design and deliver high quality supervision workshops
  • To ensure efficient and effective operation of the supervision process
  • To approve plans of training where appropriate
  • To support and advise supervisors as needed
  • To design and deliver candidate induction events
  • To review and approve annual progress reports
  • To review supervisor appraisal documentation and identify areas for improvement
  • To provide input to the Qualifications Team to support the development and maintenance of appropriate documentation that adheres to the Regulations and the Candidate Handbook
  • To comply with all Society policies, procedures and regulations, including those concerning confidentiality and data protection
  • To work collaboratively as part of the Chief Supervisor team

Person Specification

  • Significant experience as a Chartered Psychologist, Full Membership of the Scottish Division of Educational Psychology and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as an educational psychologist.
  • Knowledge and understanding of assessment processes
  • Experience of supervising, coaching or mentoring
  • Substantial experience assessing at postgraduate level in educational psychology or evaluating professional practice against clear competency frameworks
  • Knowledge of professional standards of training for the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Stage 2)
  • Experience working on boards or committees
  • Experience designing and delivering effective training workshops

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent decision making skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Facilitation skills

Applying

If you are interested in applying for this post please send a Statement of Interest Form.

These can be requested by contacting [email protected]

Interested parties are welcome to contact the current Chief Supervisor/Registrar, via the Qualifications Office, for an informal discussion before they put forward their statement of interest.

Where travel is necessary for face to face meetings the Society will pay travel and subsistence claims in line with current policy.

The BPS is grateful to the successful candidate as this is a pro-bono role that may take up to the equivalent of 10 days spread over the calendar year.

Your skills and experience

We’re looking for members of the Society from academic and/or practitioner backgrounds with expertise in:

  • Running or teaching on accredited programmes; and/or
  • Supervising or managing trainee or qualified psychologists working in a range of practice environments.

Previous experience of participation in quality assurance or governance processes is desirable, but if you have other experience that you think is relevant, please let us know.

Our approach and ethos

Our approach is known as accreditation through partnership: we work collaboratively with the providers whose programmes we accredit, and we see our reviewers as key partners in that process.

Benefits of involvement

Current reviewers tell us that their involvement in accreditation through partnership gives them valuable insight into different approaches to training the psychologists of the future, and offers them the opportunity to network with and learn alongside a diverse range of professional colleagues.

Their involvement in our work provides opportunities to explore alternative approaches to common challenges, and to stay up-to-date with current education, training and practice in a range of areas.

What sort of work is involved?

Our reviewers work as part of the Society’s Undergraduate Education Committee or postgraduate Training Committees, with responsibility for accrediting programmes and enhancing quality. We ask our reviewers to engage in both paper-based programme reviews and in one or two-day partnership visits to universities across the UK.

The nature and number of reviews and visits will vary year on year, but we will work closely with you to ensure that you are able to balance any work you undertake on our behalf with your other commitments.

Each Committee holds 3 face-to-face meetings during the year to provide an opportunity for discussion of key policy and practice issues, and to facilitate peer support and training. There are also opportunities to further shape standards and produce guidance through special interest working groups.

We reimburse travel and subsistence expenses for any meetings or visits you attend as part of your role.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered as a reviewer please contact [email protected] or call 0116 252 9563 for an application form and information pack, indicating the area or Division that most closely reflects your experience.

We will select and appoint members on the basis of the skills and experience demonstrated in their application, and will seek wherever possible to achieve a balance of expertise across the reviewer community as a whole.

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.

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