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Human Resources Director
The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, and we are responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, research, education and practical applications of the discipline.
This is an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional human resources professional to join at a pivotal time for the BPS, as we shape and embed the organisational, systems and cultural change which will enable us to become a modern, forward thinking organisation, delivering on our strategic priorities and advancing and enhancing our profile, effectiveness and influence.
Reporting to our Chief Executive and as a key member of our Senior Management Team, you will lead the HR team and play a critical role in developing and implementing HR strategies, policies, processes and services which support our ambitious organisational strategy, corporate plans and performance.
An inspiring leader, you will drive a culture of collaboration and high performance, where a valued workforce is motivated, supported and developed to deliver exceptional services. Outstanding communication skills and strong credentials in motivating teams and inﬂuencing others to deliver organisational change are essential and you will be able to combine a strategic overview with a practical, operational approach.
You will have senior management experience in leading a successful, modern, HR function within a complex environment and a clear commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Personal qualities are equally important, and you will be able to show how you have influenced and persuaded at all levels to deliver significant organisational and culture change in line with corporate objectives.
Politically astute and a collaborative team builder, you will have outstanding interpersonal skills and a level of confidence that will inspire others.
To apply please send covering letter and CV to [email protected]
The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Thursday the 11th of April 2019.
The BPS values equality and diversity and is committed to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from bias and unlawful discrimination.
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Opportunities listed here are not staff posts and therefore are not subject to the Society's general terms and conditions of employment.
The role of the Qualifications Board is to formulate and manage all matters relating to policy and procedure concerned with the assessment of competence with respect to the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN). The Board’s work is overseen by the Society's Qualifications Standards Committee (QC).
The Board is an external examiners. The successful applicant will be a Chartered Psychologist who appears on the Society’s Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists and will also be registered with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist or an Educational Psychologist.
The successful applicant for the role will also have substantial and current experience of supervision within the field of clinical neuropsychology and substantial experience of examining and quality assurance processes.
The External Examiners will be required to report on:
- whether the standards set are at an appropriate level and the performance of candidates is properly judged against these standards;
- the extent to which the processes of assessment and the determination of the award of the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology are sound and have been fairly conducted.
Each appointment will be fixed term, covering a period of three years and attracts an annual stipend for the role. The successful candidate will be invited to attend the next meeting of the Clinical Neuropsychology Qualifications Board and will have a standing invitation to all meetings for the duration of their terms of office.
For further information about the role requirements and person specification please download the External Examiner job description.
How to apply
A Statement of Interest Form is obtainable from [email protected].
Information about the Society’s Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology can be found at www.bps.org.uk/qicn.
A Statement of Interest Form and a CV should be received by the 29th of March 2019.
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 & Exercise Psychology Qualifications Board is concerned with the assessment of the Society’s Qualification in Sport & Exercise Psychology (Stage 2), which leads to eligibility to apply for Chartered Membership of the Society and Full Membership of the Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology, and eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as a Sport & Exercise Psychologist.
The Board is seeking to appoint some additional assessors to assist with the assessment of candidate work.
The qualification comprises four key roles and candidates submit evidence in fulfilment of these roles at three points during their enrolment.
Each submission includes a case study, reflective diary and practice log along with supporting evidence, and the final submission also includes a research report. 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. and assessments are conducted electronically.
Assessors receive payment for each submission and payment for a viva. Travel and subsistence expenses incurred when attending vivas (usually held at the Leicester office) will be reimbursed in accordance with the Society’s policy.
Assessors are also required to engage in an annual paper-based review of their role. This post does not require attendance at Board meetings.
Newly appointed assessors must attend the annual training day for assessors on 30th May 2019 in London. In order to remain an assessor, assessors must attend at least one annual assessors training day in any two year period. Assessors are of course welcome, and indeed encouraged, to attend the training day each year.
In order to apply to become an assessor, please apply in writing to the Sport & Exercise Psychology Qualifications Board with a Statement of Interest and accompanying CV.
Your application will then be considered by the Sport & Exercise Psychology Qualifications Board.
If you have any queries, or to request a Statement of Interest form, please contact [email protected]
The closing date for applications is Monday the 8th of April 2019.
Assessors for the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 2) - New 2019 and old 2010/2012 routes
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.
- 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
- 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
- Ability to work to tight deadlines
- Attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent decision making skills
- Good organisational skills
- Facilitation skills
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.