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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.
 

Assistant PTC Manager

Salary: £33,264 pa

Full time (35 hours per week)

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We are looking for a highly motivated individual to support the PTC Manager to position the PTC for continued growth and development.

The post holder will work collaboratively with the PTC Manager, and members of the wider PTC team, to ensure that a quality service is provided at all times. This includes advising volunteer members, on various systems and processes, during meetings.

The successful candidate will have excellent analytical skills, ability to interpret complex data and developed project management skills.

The role requires you to have excellent attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy as well as a flexible approach to your work.

You will be extremely well organised, with strong negotiation skills and a commitment to high levels of customer service.

Although the position is based in Leicester, some out of hours work and travel (with occasional overnight stays) will be required.

Further information on the work of the Psychological Testing Centre can be found at https://ptc.bps.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday the 05th of August.

Interviews will be held at our Leicester office on Tuesday the 14th of August 2018.

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


Deputy Editor, The Psychologist

Salary: £33,264 pa

One year contract (with possibility of extension)

Location: Leicester

Full time (35 hours per week)

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The Psychologist is the magazine sent out to 50,000+ members of the British Psychological Society each month, alongside a website at thepsychologist.bps.org.uk which reaches out to a large and international audience. 

We are looking for a diligent, creative full-time team member to work with an experienced editor in order to help take us to the next level. If you are passionate about psychology and science communication, this is a rare opportunity to make a real impact. 

You will build connections across psychology and beyond in order to source regular, high quality content; your attention to detail and drive will help to maintain standards and regular output; and your ideas will help to ensure the magazine continues to evolve.

The closing date for applications is the 14th of September.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 24th September, with a planned start date around the end of 2018.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected] outlining, in not more than 800 words, why you want the role and what you would bring to it (including an idea for a format, topic or author which you feel would engage and inform our audience).


Conference Organiser

Salary: £26,727 pa

Fixed Term Contract:14 Months

Location: Leicester

Full time (35 hours per week)

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We are looking for someone to join our Professional Development Centre to organise and administer a range of conferences and events. The candidate will need to have strong organisational and admininstrative skills along with experience in a customer-facing role. You should enjoy multi-tasking and must be able to travel to our conferences.

Working with a range of BPS Networks, you will liaise and coordinate with committees and stakeholders to lead the organisation and the logistical, budgetary and administration aspects of each conference. The role will include keeping accurate financial records, using an Event Management system to manage submissions and delegate registrations, and producing a post-event financial information and feedback to internal departments and stakeholders. 

You will need previous experience of organising conferences or large scale events, including communicating effectively with venues and other internal and external suppliers, managing events on site and organising conferences to tight budgets and deadlines. You will represent the team and the BPS at committee meetings, supplier meetings and face-to-face with delegates at conferences.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A highly motivated self-starter, with excellent organisational skills
  • A team player with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Able to multi-task, think logically and creatively
  • Able to work collaboratively  with the team and delegate tasks to Conference and Professional Development  Assistants
  • Able to display a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Able to travel to meetings and conferences (you will be required to work away from home on occasion)

A willingness to travel is essential, as is the ability to keep on top of multiple projects and tasks and to work flexibly.

The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 26th July.

Interviews will be held at our Leicester office on Wednesday 1st August.

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

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

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.


Chief Supervisor/Registrar - Occupational Psychology Qualifications Board

The Society is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Occupational Psychologist to the role of Chief Supervisor/Registrar.

The Chief Supervisor/Registrar is the link and the official channel of communication between the Board, candidates and their Co-ordinating Supervisors and acts 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 Coordinating Supervisors who provide the direct mentoring and support for candidates. The Chief Supervisor/Registrar will be required to work closely with another Chief Supervisor, sharing the same responsibilities.

This commitment for this role is 8 sessions per month per Chief Supervisor/Registrar, where a session is half a day. The post attracts a payment of £122.00 per session. In addition, the post holder is expected to attend and contribute to Board meetings. The Board meets three times a year either face to face or by teleconference. Meetings usually take place in Leicester. Attendance at other working parties to represent the Board may also be required.

This role will commence from 1st February 2019.

Applications can be made via a Statement of Interest form which is available from Natalie Kenny-Hall, Qualifications Officer, at [email protected]. Please also enclose a copy of your curriculum vitae.

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

Candidates who have previously applied for this role need not apply again.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 5pm and telephone interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 13th August 2018.


Chief Assessor - Occupational Psychology Qualifications Board

The role of the Chief Assessor involves oversight and management of the assessment process for the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 2).

The Chief Assessor acts on behalf of the Board in all matters concerning the design and implementation of the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 2)’s assessment framework, particularly in light of the launch of the new qualification in 2019. 

The Chief Assessor also has responsibility for advising on future development and management of the qualification and for contributing to the development of training for Coordinating Supervisors who provide the direct mentoring and support for candidates.

This commitment for this role is six sessions per month, where a session is half a day. The post attracts a payment of £122.00 per session. In addition, the post holder is expected to attend and contribute to Board meetings. The Board meets three times a year either face to face or by teleconference. Meetings usually take place in Leicester. Attendance at other working parties to represent the Board may also be required.

This role will commence from 1st January 2019.

Applications can be made via a Statement of Interest form which is available from Natalie Kenny-Hall, Qualifications Officer, at [email protected]. Please also enclose a copy of your curriculum vitae.

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

Candidates who have previously applied for this role need not apply again.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 5pm and telephone interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 13th August 2018.

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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