Education and Training Board - Members

The Education and Training board (ETB) supports the society in developing a strategy to enable delivery of an inclusive world class education and continuing professional development for psychologists and the wider psychological workforce of all disciplines, which are appropriate, inclusive, relevant, robust and of high quality.

The board aims to promote excellence in psychology education and training so that students and academics have access to high-quality education and training, now and in the future. 

The board’s main responsibilities are to:

  • Promote the advancement and diffusion of psychological knowledge, especially via educational programmes and activities which help to enhance public understanding.
  • Promote academic, ethical and scientific rigour in the delivery of psychology education at all levels and for students in related disciplines.
  • Support activities that enhance the public understanding of psychology.
  • Develop and implement society policy in relation to psychology education, psychology teaching, teachers and students in all sectors.
  • Seek to influence national and international policies and organisations that affect psychology education and qualifications.
  • Support the development and dissemination of best practice and innovation in the provision of psychology education.
  • Liaise with other Boards to ensure harmonious application of internal and external policy in relation to psychology education and public engagement.
  • Promote the usefulness of psychological qualifications in psychology careers and non-psychology careers.
  • Work with education providers across all levels of learning to promote the discipline of psychology and develop quality education and training routes.
  • Work with employers to identify workforce need and develop innovative approaches to education and training solutions

We do this through fostering an inclusive culture, welcoming individual differences and committing to ensuring equality and diversity are embedded into all of our activities, for those engaging in the education and training of the psychological profession.

Person Specification

Members of the ETB will be selected from senior positions in academic institutions or practice from a cross section of disciplines and networks and will be a member of the society.

The ETB meets four times a year either face to face or virtually.

From time to time there will be opportunities for the ETB to establish task and finish groups to support wider initiatives in Education and Standards to provide more in-depth work, guidance and insight.

How to apply

Please download a Statement of interest form, and submit to [email protected]

BPS embraces diversity and values equal opportunities.  We are committed to building a society that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.  We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Interested parties are welcome to speak with Karen Beamish, Director for Membership, Professional Development and Standards for an informal discussion before they put forward their statement of interest.

In order to arrange a convenient time please contact Kelly Longmuir via email [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 12 August 2022.