Society office staff vacancies

This page contains information about vacancies in the Society's administrative offices. For information about jobs specifically for psychologists, see our Jobs in Psychology website.

The British Psychological Society is the learned Society and professional body for psychologists in the UK. The Society aims to encourage the development of psychology, improve standards of training and practice, raise public awareness and increase the influence of psychological practice in society. With a membership of over 60,000 and over 90 staff in Leicester, new opportuntiies are continually being created within our teams.

Qualifications Officer, Maternity Leave Cover ftc to 29th March 2019

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term.

£26,203 per annum

An exciting opportunity is available for a professional and confident individual to join our successful Qualifications Team at the Society’s Leicester head office as a full-time maternity leave cover to the end of March 2019.

The team is busy and hard-working, with responsibility for supporting the Society’s suite of professional, work-based psychology qualifications.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to provide advice and support to a number of our qualifications.

The role requires excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, outstanding written communication skills, confidence, and the ability to communicate effectively with different audiences. The post holder will be expected to attend board and committee meetings and advise on policies, procedures and developments pertaining to Society qualifications.

They will prepare agendas, take and write meeting minutes, draft key documents, reports and correspondence in addition to undertaking a range of developmental projects and liaising with stakeholders and external bodies.

The ability to work independently, keep on top of multiple projects and tasks and to work flexibly and to tight deadlines is essential.

Previous quality assurance experience in Higher Education, or within a professional body environment as well as experience of committee servicing, policy development and drafting complex documents are highly desirable.

Further information on the work of the Qualifications Team can be found at

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 10th January 2018.  

Interviews will be held at our Leicester office on Monday 22nd January 2018

How to apply

Please submit your CV with cover letter to [email protected]

Education and Training Manager

£41,827 per annum

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to provide leadership to the team and to provide input as part of the wider Society management team.

As well as managing a team of staff, the post holder will advise and co-ordinate a large team of Society Members involved in the accreditation through partnership process. The post holder will be responsible for representing the Society, and its accreditation processes and standards, to external audiences; ensuring that public perception of the standard of education and training and the profession is maintained and enhanced. 

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a management role in a higher or further education institution or in a membership organisation.  They will preferably have experience of leading on the development of education and training standards and/or the development of competency based frameworks.

The role requires resilience, attention to detail, the ability to critically analyse information and an ability to present complex information to a wide range of audiences.  A willingness to attend meetings at our London office and at other locations around the UK and internationally is essential.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 15 January 2018.  

Interviews will be held at our Leicester office on Monday 22nd January 2018

How to apply

Please submit your CV with cover letter to [email protected]

Useful information

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.