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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.
 

Membership Assistant (Membership Team)

Permanent (21 hours - ideally over 4 days, which is flexible)

Grade 4, £21,907.00

Location: Leicester

The British Psychological Society is the professional body for psychologists in the UK with over 70,000 members.

We are currently seeking a Membership Assistant to work within our Membership team. The post holder will be expected to process and assess applications for membership, registers and networks, maintain membership information and assist in promoting membership and member services.

There will be some occasions where it will be necessary to attend events, which may involve an overnight stay.

The role is key in ensuring that the process of joining the Society and its registers, directories and networks is undertaken with a high level of efficiency and accuracy, and with a focus on excellent customer service.

Duties include:

  • Assess applications for membership, registers, directories and networks
  • Process applications in line with current policy to ensure that standards of Society membership are maintained and that processes are carried out effectively
  • Maintain records to ensure member data is accurately captured and securely stored
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to members and enquirers on membership criteria and services to ensure a high quality of service is provided to members, applicants and the public
  • Contribute to the promotion of subscribership and membership when required in order to raise the profile of the Society and to increase membership across all levels
  • Provide advice to members and enquirers on membership criteria and services to ensure a high quality of service is provided to members, applicants and the public.
  • Contact Society members/applicants to request information, payments, or to provide general information with regard to their status
  • Attend, and speak at, events to promote membership

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Educated to at least GCSE ‘A’ level standard
  • Good IT skills with experience of using databases in a membership/customer services environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a methodical approach
  • A commitment to provide excellent customer service
  • A commitment to team-working
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and prioritise work
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good oral/written communication skills
  • An ability to assimilate complex information quickly

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 01st October 2018.

Interviews will be held on Friday 05th October 2018.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter outlining how your skills meet the job criteria to [email protected]

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


Head of Research and Impact

Full time (35 hours per week)

Salary: £42,000 - £49,000 per annum

Location: Leicester

One of our strategic aims is to increase the impact that psychology has on public policy. As part of that work we are looking to recruit a brand new position of Head of Research and Impact at our Head Office in Leicester.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a new area of focus for the Society and deliver a step change in our level of ambition and impact.

Reporting to the Head of Policy and Communications, this role will design and deliver a programme of high-quality original research that can demonstrate the impact of psychological evidence.

These outputs will respond to gaps in knowledge and answer questions that policy makers have failed to answer, or even to ask, and the successful candidate will build influential networks and advocate for a secure and supportive environment for academic psychologists. 

You will be a qualified psychologist who is a high-level thought leader in their own right and who is able to demonstrate links with relevant research institutions, impact and evidence networks and funding bodies. You will show rigour, creativity and an in-depth knowledge of research methodology in order to continually improve the quality of the BPS’ policy and research output. You will be able to effectively communicate the evidence of our discipline and engage partners to support our work.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 24th September 2018.

Interviews will be held at our Leicester office on Thursday 4th October 2018.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter outlining how your skills meet the job criteria to [email protected]

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


Assistant Archivist

18 month contract

Full time (35 hours per week)

Salary: £27,534-£30,416 (Grade 5 - plus London weighting as appropriate)

Location: 1x Leicester based, 1 x London based

An exciting opportunity is currently available for two qualified and experienced Assistant Archivists to take part in projects to improve standards, access and preservation of archive material and related print, audio-visual and photographic collections as well as providing comprehensive professional support to the Archive Manager.

These roles require in-depth practical knowledge and require post holders to use their initiative, organise their own work and build up strong and positive relationships. Both roles will be involved in some outreach work as well as accessioning and cataloguing paper and digital material to ISAD (g) standards using Calm, as well as developing and implementing processes and procedures to help achieve accreditation status.

One role is based at our headquarters in Leicester and will be focused initially on an internal audience – giving advice to staff on record keeping and records management, appraising and cataloguing administrative archives and Society publications. The person will be a point of contact for enquiries and introduce staff and Members to Society history, archival resources and collections.

The other role will primarily be based at our London office, although some travel to offsite stores and partner institutions may be required,  and will focus on appraisal and ISAD standard cataloguing of administrative records, as well as some recataloguing and improvement of documentation of personal papers, photographs, audio visual, digital material and oral history recordings. There will also be opportunities to be involved in promoting knowledge of the history of the Society, history of psychology, the archives and related collections to our internal and external stakeholders and also to input into the development of processes and procedures to improve the management and care of the archives.

The closing date for applications is noon on 30 September 2018. Interviews will be held at a date and time tbc.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter indicating which role you are interested in and outlining how your skills meet the job criteria to [email protected] 

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.


There are currently no vacancies being advertised.

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 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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