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The BPS has begun a major transformation programme to become an even more efficient, effective, innovative, collaborative, member-focused organisation.

To support this we offer an engaging and positive working environment, which will help us to achieve our vision of supporting, representing and promoting psychology and psychologists.

The society operates generous holiday, pension and sickness policies and flexible working arrangements.

For all posts, exposure to membership/professional associations, higher education, or the charity/not for profit sector would be an advantage.

    The roles advertised here are all for internal positions within the society.

    These positions, unless specified otherwise, will be based at either our Leicester or London offices.

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

    There are currently no Service Contracts or Consultancy Posts on offer.

    Salaries

    Salaries are paid monthly into a bank account and are reviewed annually against the cost of living on 1 January.

    Individual salaries are subject to an annual incremental review in August.

    Hours

    Full-time hours are 35 per week, normally between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

    Normal hours are not relevant to some jobs, where different patterns of work, attendance at committees or Conferences etc. are required.

    Unless informed otherwise, staff may be eligible for time off in lieu of any agreed additional hours worked.

    There is a flexible working hours scheme for staff.

    Holidays

    Basic holiday entitlements are:

    Completed Years Service Days Per Annum
    0 20 (pro rata)
    1 20
    2 21
    3 22
    4 23
    5 24
    6 25
    6+ 30

    In addition, the society allocates a further six days each year (over and above the basic entitlement and the statutory holidays).

    These are normally the Tuesdays immediately following the Spring and Late Summer Bank Holidays, plus four days between Christmas and New Year.

    The dates of these are notified at the start of each year.

    The leave year commences on 1st January.

    Leave accrues at one-twelfth the annual entitlement for each complete calendar month of service. Unused leave is not normally permitted to be carried over.

    There may be restrictions applied to taking leave in some jobs at certain times of the year (e.g. between the New Year and the Annual Conference in April)

    Health/Sickness

    New starters need to inform us of any pre-existing medical conditions prior to taking up their appointments.

    To qualify for sickness payments, sickness absence needs to be certificated; self-certification applies to the first 7 days, with Doctor’s Notes needed beyond that.

    Statutory sickness payments are made up by the society to full/half pay as follows:

    Length of Service

    Statutory Sickness Benefit

    From four to six months service: One month's full pay
    From six months to one years’ service: One month full pay (this is NOT in addition to the one month, if such is taken, in the period above) and one month half pay
    During the second year of service: Two months' full pay and two months' half pay
    During the third year of service: Three months' full pay and three months' half pay
    During the fourth year of service: Four months' full pay and four months' half pay
    During the fifth year of service: Five months' full pay and five months' half pay
    During the sixth year of service: Six months' full pay and six months' half pay

    Maternity/Paternity

    The society conforms to the statutory provisions on maternity leave, but enhances the Maternity Pay to their normal salary for the first 20 weeks of their Maternity Leave.

    Male staff may be granted up to two weeks paternity leave.

    Probation/Notice

    All appointments are normally subject to satisfactory references and to successful completion of a probationary period; this is normally three months.

    A one-month notice period on either side applies during the first 5 years of service.

    After 5 years continuous service, the notice from the society rises by one week per year, up to a maximum total of 12 weeks after 12 years service.

    Pension/Life-Insurance

    The society offers the opportunity to join a group personal pension plan to all permanent members of staff.

    Members contribute at least 4% of their salary (but can contribute up to the Inland Revenue limits), the society contributes:

    Age

    Contribution (% of salary)

    18-24 4
    25-29 6
    30-34 8
    35+ 10

    The society operates a group life insurance scheme for all permanent staff.

    A payment of three times the individual’s salary is made to the nominated beneficiary(s). This is a non-contributory scheme.

    Health and Safety

    The society concerns itself with the Health and Safety of all staff, visitors and others who may be affected by its activities.

    A full policy and procedures are in place, and staff are required to ensure that they comply with these.

    The society operates a no smoking policy in its premises.

    Training and Development

    All staff are encouraged to develop themselves in their jobs, careers and lives.

    Where training or educational courses are beneficial, and these are relevant to the needs of the job and the society, then the cost of fees and examinations may be borne by the society.

    Equal Opportunities

    The society is particularly concerned to ensure equal opportunities apply in all its activities, and carries out monitoring processes.

    Car Parking

    The society does not have parking facilities.

    Other Terms

    Other terms not mentioned here are included in individual contracts.

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