Two exciting opportunities have arisen to work in occupational psychology teams in the Army and RAF Personnel HQ. These positions provide the opportunity to work on bespoke psychology projects in the military, applying your skills and understanding of occupational psychology to a dynamic and interesting environment. There is a strong and active community of MOD occupational psychologists, with a high degree of collaboration, development and support. Both jobs can be applied to by visiting the civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk
Occupational Psychologist, Army HQ, Andover, Hants.
C1 (Senior) on £37,940
Closes 16th Nov
There is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team of occupational psychologists and trainee occupational psychologists in the Directorate of Personnel at Army HQ. You will develop, manage and deliver psychological research, advice and consultancy to support Army personnel policy and activities. Your advice and consultancy will cover all aspects of occupational psychology related to Army personnel including: performance appraisal and career development, employee relations and motivation, personnel selection and assessment, behaviours and culture, organisational development and change. Examples of recent projects include the integration of women into ground close combat roles, designing bespoke selection systems, stress and wellbeing, sexual harassment, accident investigation and retention of personnel. You will act as a project lead, or independent researcher, manage resources and conduct research activities; you will line manage occupational psychologists in training. You will also collate, advise and exploit human science research findings, assessing and conducting relevant national and international defence and academic research, in order to support Army personnel practice, policy development and evaluation. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across Defence and internationally.
You must have and provide evidence of a British Psychological Society (BPS) approved honours degree in psychology and have been awarded Graduate Basis for Chartership. You will also hold a BPS accredited MSc in occupational psychology; and have a minimum of 4 years relevant postgraduate psychology experience. You must have registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist and have Chartered Occupational Psychologist Status. For more information and discussion about roles, please email Joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org
C2 Psychologist, HQ Air Command, RAF High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
C2 (Higher) on £31,696
Closes 2nd Nov
You will be part of a small occupational psychology team within the RAF’s Personnel Strategy cell, working under the direction of DACOS Pers Strat (Gp Capt) and SO1 Psych (Occupational Psychologist) to provide occupational psychology advice and consultancy to RAF and MOD staffs, in support of personnel strategy. You will achieve this through the conduct of bespoke applied research, the exploitation and collation of external information and the application of professional knowledge. Your main research activity will be managing and conducting the RAF’s annual Continuous Attitude Surveys to provide evidence and insights about personnel’s life and work within the RAF; however, you will be frequently required to respond quickly to short notice requests for advice and bespoke analysis. You will work closely with your core stakeholders to provide them with robust evidence and advice, and an understanding of how to exploit research findings. You will have opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues across Defence; and will be supported by the team to deliver.
You must have and provide evidence of a British Psychological Society (BPS) approved honours degree in psychology and have been awarded Graduate Basis for Chartership. You will also hold a BPS accredited MSc in occupational psychology; and have a minimum of 2 years relevant postgraduate psychology experience including a demonstrable amount of research/survey work. It is desirable for the you to be working towards registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (ie undertaking the BPS Qualification in Occupational Psychology to achieve Chartered Occupational Psychologist Status); and will be required to undertake this training during your tenure (supervision will be provided). For more information and discussion about roles, please email : Nicola.Elliott-Mabey419@mod.gov.uk