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Education and Training Committees – Become a Reviewer

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.

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