Division of Counselling Psychology


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You can contact also go to the contact page and email committee members directly for a particular area of interest.

NAIG Lead Role- A Vacancy on the Executive Committee

Who We Are
Executive Committee (EC) is made up of counselling psychologists passionate about the profession. The EC is the appointed leadership team for the Division of Counselling Psychology, with responsibility for developing and delivering the strategic aims of the Society to promote, enrich, and inspire the application of counselling psychology to various work-contexts.

What You Will Do
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced counselling psychologist to take up a strategic leadership role as NAIG Lead at a national level in a high-profile team of counselling psychologists. The NAIG Lead role will focus on developing and providing leadership direction for trainee-and-qualified applied psychologists and to multiprofessional staff of the British Psychological Society furthering Membership Networks within the Society. The specific responsibilities and tasks assigned to your role as NAIG Lead will be tailored to the expertise that the successful applicant will bring. The role involves working from your home-base. On average a time commitment that may range from 4-6 hours per month with travel to EC meetings up to approximately 6 times per year. Expenses, in line with Society policy, are attributed to this role. More details below. 

What You Will Bring
You will be an innovative and highly motivated counselling psychologist, member of the Division of Counselling Psychology, and with considerable experience of working in counselling psychology. Excellent communication, negotiation, and influencing skills are essential; as is competency in engagement in partnership working with a range of stakeholders. You will bring with you a proven ability to support others in a rapidly changing environment as well as delivering high level leadership.


To put yourself forward, please complete both the statement of interest and declaration of interest forms. These can be found at:  https://mor.bps.org.uk.

Closing Date:

28th November 2018

Role Description

 Main Purpose of Role:

  • To be responsible for the functioning of your specific Network or Interest Group (NAIG).
  • To provide motivation and inspiration to help your NAIG flourish and enjoy gainful personal and professional development.
  • To keep your NAIG focused and on track with the Strategic aims of the Division as they relate to your specific NAIG.
  • To act as liaison between the DCoP NAIG Lead and your specific NAIG.
  • To distribute appropriate communication from the NAIG Lead, DCoP Executive Committee, and/or the Society to your specific NAIG.   


  • Successfully lead your specific NAIG to achieve your stated aims.
  • Promote the ongoing personal and professional development of members of your specific NAIG.
  • To complete related paperwork on time and accurately as requested by the DCoP NAIG Lead
  • To attend, when available, update meetings arranged by the DCoP NAIG Lead
  • Monitor and ensure the successful delivery of your specific NAIG’s vision


  • Membership of the Division of Counselling Psychology.
  • Recognised professional practice and leadership within Counselling Psychology specific to the focus of the specific NAIG.
  • Leadership and time management skills, along with the ability to manage multiple priorities, and network with regional and national professionals.
  • Dedication to the field of Counselling Psychology to provide on average a time commitment that may range from 2-4 hours per month.


To put yourself forward, please complete both the statement of interest and declaration of interest forms. These can be found at:  https://mor.bps.org.uk.

E-Newsletter Editor- A vacancy on the DCoP Communications Team

Are you able to contribute about two to three hours to DCoP a week?

The Communications Team is looking for someone to produce the Fortnightly E-Newsletter. You will be compiling relevant information, news and events to distribute to all Divisional Members. This is a well supported and rewarding role that promotes the values of Counselling Psychology and keeps the line of communication open between the Division and its qualified and In-Training Members. As part of the role, you’ll also be producing a brief report quarterly to update the Executive Committee. 

There is also scope for bringing your ideas to develop the E-Newsletter. 

If you're interested, please fill in a statement of interest at https://mor.bps.org.uk

If you would like more information or an informal chat, you're very much welcomed to contact Masrita Ishaq, Communications Lead at [email protected]