Division of Occupational Psychology

Long Term Active Service


The DOP is volunteer-led and this means that many of our members have donated considerable time and energy to developing our profession.

We would like to recognise those who have made a significant active contribution over a number of years to the Division or previous Section. This award replaces the previous Volunteer of the Year award.

Types of nominations

Only third-party nominations will be accepted.

Entry criteria

Nominee must

  1. Be any member of Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) 
  2. Have been an active volunteer for the Division of Occupational Psychology for 8 years or more
  3. Have not received this award or the 'Volunteer of the Year Award' in the last eight years


Can be anyone

Assessment criteria

Have made a substantial voluntary contribution to the work of the Division or former Section of Occupational Psychology.

Please note that this is not a competitive award, however nominees must meet certain criteria for the award to be made.

We will be assessing the degree to which the nominee has provided an active contribution over an extended period of service.

Each will be rated on a scale from 1-7 and a minimum of 16 points must be achieved in order to receive the award.

If no submissions of sufficient merit are received, no award will be made.

Guidance for nominations

You will need the following information

Nominee information:

(Q2*) Nominee name

(Q3*) Nominee BPS number

(Q4*) Nominee institution

Nominator information (if applicable):

(Q5*) Nominator name

(Q6*) Nominator institution

You will also be asked to provide information in relation to the following questions:

(Q7*) Please upload details of the nominee's volunteer roles in the DOP, including dates where possible. If you require assistance with this information please email [email protected] quoting 'DOP Long Term Active Service Award' in the subject line (max 1,000 words)

(Q8*) Please upload an outline of their activity and contributions as a volunteer for the Division and why their achievements should be recognised (max 1,000 words)

How to apply

Nominations are to be made online via the following link:

Judging process

Awards will be judged by a panel of Occupational Psychologist, academics and representatives from our partners. Full information about our judges can be found online via the following link:

Nominations will close on Tuesday the 30th of October 2018 and the winner will be notified by Friday 16 November 2018.

The Awards

The presentation ceremony will be held on the evening of the 10 January 2019 at the Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference Gala dinner in Chester.

The winner will

  1. Receive a certificate
  2. Receive an award
  3. Expenses (travel costs (maximum £150) and the one day conference admission) will be covered