Policy Officer
BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY - Leicester

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Our Policy Advice Team is extremely busy, hardworking and lively, with responsibility for providing advisory and administrative support and guidance for the main Policy Boards in psychology education, research and professional practice.

Reporting to the Lead Policy Advisor, you will play an instrumental role in encouraging the development of psychology as an applied profession. You will be responsible for providing advice, guidance and support to our Professional Practice Board, its Standing Committee’s and Working Parties to ensure the Board’s objectives are achieved. You will directly influence and advise on policy development and implementation as well as overseeing specific projects in relation to the remit of the Board and the Society’s Strategic Plan.

Educated to Graduate level or equivalent, you will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels. The ability to rapidly acquire a detailed knowledge of national and international policy issues which might relate to psychological practice. An educational background in psychology or related area is desirable. Although the position is based in Leicester, some out of hours work and frequent travel (with occasional overnight stays) will be required.

The Society operates generous holiday, pension and flexible working arrangements.

Visit www.bps.org.uk/staffvacancies for the full job description and information on how to apply. The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 26 April 2013 . Interviews will be held on Friday 10 May 2013 at our Leicester office.
Responsible for providing advice, guidance and support to our Professional Practice Board, its Standing Committee’s and Working Parties.

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