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Reference: 79961

Date Added: 23 August 2021
Closing Date: 19 September 2021

Job Title: Practice Policy Advisor

Working For: The British Psychological Society

Location: Leicester (with some remote working option)

Salary: £35,058 pa

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

The British Psychological Society is a registered charity and the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.

You will be responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing management of the BPS’s guidance for professional practitioners. This includes providing advice and guidance to clinical, coaching, counselling, child and educational, forensic, health, neuropsychology, occupational and sport and exercise psychologists.

Current projects include:
• Survey of assistant psychologists to support development of best practice guidance
• Development of guidance and support for psychologists who act as expert witnesses
• Evaluation of a framework for psychologists working with experts by experience.

Working for the Society you can:
• Be at the forefront of exciting developments in psychological practice and knowledge
• Convert your passion for psychology into practical advice and guidance for psychologists and evidence to influence policy makers
• Be part of a great organisational work culture, dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment for all employees.

In this role you will be responsible for:
• Horizon scanning to identify relevant trends related to professional practice and to translate these into best practice for the profession and the discipline.
• Working with the Public Affairs team to provide briefings on practice issues to ensure maximum impact to influence policy makers to benefit the greater public good.
• Providing advice to practitioner psychologists on a range of matters related to practice.

For the post you will require:
• Relevant post-qualification experience in a policy or public affairs environment.
• Experience of successfully developing, managing and delivering high quality professional practice products for a professional body or regulator.
• Ability to prepare, interpret, critically analyse and present complex information to a wide variety of audiences both in writing and verbally, including preparing detailed briefings and guidance documents.

We offer:
• Excellent opportunities for learning and development to further enhance your career
• Good work life balance through flexible working hours
• Friendly and supportive colleagues

Closing Date: 19 September 2021

Interview/Start Dates

For further information about the role, please contact Debra Malpass, Director of Knowledge and Insight at Debra.Malpass@bps.org.uk The closing date for applications is 19th September 2021.

Application Details

To apply, please send a covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria in the job profile and CV to hr@bps.org.uk  Interviews will be conducted via Zoom/Teams and will include a short practical test. No agencies please.

If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Website: http://www.bps.org.uk

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