For general enquiries please contact:
Our Head Office in Leicester is our main administrative centre for the Society, and is located only a five minute walk from Leicester station.
The British Psychological Society
St Andrews House
48 Princess Road East
Office Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
Our London office is located a few minutes' walk from Old Street station in Hackney.
The British Psychological Society
30 Tabernacle Street
TEL: +44 (0) 207 330 0890
Various meeting rooms of different sizes are available for hire at our London office, and cost up to 50% less than similar commercial-rated facilities.
Society members receive a 25% discount on bookings, whilst affiliate subscribers and charitable organisations receive 10% off.
Our fully air-conditioned and refurbished modern building comprises nine naturally-lit rooms, all with wi-fi access, some of which can be joined together to make superb event spaces for larger groups, and we can often accommodate late bookings, including the full provision of catering services, with as little as three working days' notice (subject to availability).
The building is fully accessible for wheelchair users and an induction loop is available in the large main meeting room.
Please note: access for mobility scooters is not available at this time due to the weight limits of our stairlift. We are working to resolve this with further investment, but in the meantime we can only accomodate non-powered wheelchairs. Please advise us in advance of your visit if you need the use of a non-powered wheelchair.
Disabled parking facilities are available at the NCP car park in Clere Street. These can be booked in advance by contacting the office directly (subject to availability).
The HR department deals with all aspects of the employment of our staff.
Following a recent reorganisation, some of the HR functions have been outsourced to an external agency to ensure that the department can deal more efficiently with the day to day work.
For HR enquiries please contact [email protected]
This department deals with all aspects of finance for the Society, including subscriptions collections, internal auditing, and the preparation and processing of the yearly and quarterly direct debit runs.
On average the department gets through over 750 expense payments per month as well as a similar amount for purchase ledger (including day to day purchases).
For finance-related enquiries please contact [email protected]
|The Psychologist / Research Digest||
The Psychologist is the official publication of The British Psychological Society, which serves as a forum for discussion and debate on a range of psychological topics, and is read by more than 50,000 Society members each month in print, as well as many non-members who view our open access offerings online and via our app.
Our Research Digest blog provides accessible yet authoritative coverage of newly published studies from our team of writers. It’s open access and free to all, with a huge and international readership, many of whom also read through our weekly email or free app.
|Psychological Testing Centre||
The Psychological Testing Centre provides a focus for all BPS activities in relation to psychological testing. Through the PTC, the BPS sets standards in testing, offers nationally recognised qualifications in test use, and provides independent reviews of psychological tests.
To contact the PTC please send an email to [email protected]
|Partnership and Accreditation||
The BPS currently has relationships with over 120 universities and over 160 different academic departments offering accredited programmes.
Our Partnership and Accreditation team co-ordinates the Society’s accreditation process, ensuring that education providers offering accredited programmes meet our quality standards.
|Member Network Services||
The primary purpose of the Member Networks Team is to facilitate the work and activities of our Member Networks by providing support and advice on working boundaries (as set by the Society Rules, Charter and Statues) and ensuring professional standards are maintained.
In addition to our main office in Leicester we also have regional offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as around 40 formal member networks each with their own number of sub-networks.
For more info please contact [email protected]
The Information and Communications Technology department provides technology systems and websites supporting the communication and administrative goals of the Society.
Any queries relating to technical support should be emailed to our Helpdesk team at [email protected]
The Membership Team handle a variety of matters related to Society membership, including processing applications, updating member information, providing advisory support to boards/committees, and administrating the Society’s Member Conduct procedures.
They are also heavily involved in dealing with the general public, with the aim of raising the overall profile of the Society, whether by outlining the benefits and criteria for membership tp potential applicants, attending events, presenting at universities, or by sharing information on social media. The team also provide representation to external partners, including EFPA and the Science Council.
For further information please contact [email protected]
The Policy Unit is responsible for driving forward the Society’s work streams for research, science, education and public engagement, and professional practice. It provides administrative support and policy guidance to the three governance boards and their committees and working groups, and its outputs include research reports, position statements, policy briefings, consultations, and guidelines for both service users and professionals.
The Policy Unit also oversees the main influencing strategies for Westminster and the devolved nation assemblies and parliaments, provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Psychology, and oversees all the main Society grant schemes and awards.
To contact the Team please email [email protected]
The Professional Development Centre provides learning and development opportunities for our members, as well as support and advice on issues of best practice and professional growth. The team supports the delivery of our core skills workshops and e-learning courses, as well as our ongoing programme of conferences and events, and provides a range of opportunities for members to deliver CPD or to become a reviewer/assessor.
To find out more contact us at [email protected] or visit www.bps.org.uk/psychologists/professional-development or
|P4P and Print Room||
The P4P team of 4 work with 40 different member network editors to produce the BPS periodicals – creating around 125 issues per year. They also work with the Society’s internal teams by producing around 30 conference programmes, 70 reports, over 200 flyers, and 3000 certificates per year, as well as numerous other design projects.
The print department produces the majority of printed materials used by the Society, using traditional lithographic equipment for large print runs and state-of-the-art colour digital printers for smaller print runs. The annual periodical programme is supported by the print department, with over 300,000 issues being printed and finished ready for posting. In addition to periodicals, the department prints all work generated by Society staff and members, totalling over 17 million printed pages.
To find out more please send an email to [email protected]
|History of Psychology||
The History of Psychology Centre is responsible for maintaining and developing the Society’s archives, supporting and promoting research in the history of psychology, and organising public engagement activities in the history of psychology, including the annual BPS flagship event ‘Stories of Psychology’ in October.
For more information please contact [email protected]
The Qualifications Team work with key stakeholders to develop, promote and administer Society qualifications, ensuring that they continue to adhere to HCPC and Society standards. They are actively involved in reviewing and re-designing existing qualifications to ensure they remain current and competitive and and also provide regular training and other activities for assessors and supervisors.
For queries regarding Society qualifications please email the team at [email protected]
|Press and Communications||
The Communications Team promotes the benefits of evidence-based psychological research by issuing press releases for papers published in BPS Journals, maintaining the Society’s website and social media accounts, organising and promoting public engagement events, and providing advice and training for members on working with the media.
They also offer a free contact service to put journalists in touch with members who can offer unique angles on a range of issues relating to psychology, mental health and media ethics.
To contact the Comms Team please email [email protected]
The Help Desk Team is often the first point of contact for members of the Society and the public, and is responsible for managing the main switchboard and dealing with general enquiries. The team also provides support to users of the Society’s websites, processes the sale of publications for non-members, and provides provide first line IT support to BPS staff.
The Help Desk Team can be contacted at [email protected]