Occupational Psychologists and Occupational Psychologists in Training

Job Title: Occupational Psychologists and Occupational Psychologists in Training
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
Salary: 3 posts at £37,527 and 2 post at £30,797
Job Published: May 15, 2017 15:46

Job Description

Job Title(s): Occupational Psychologists and Occupational Psychologists in Training

Locations:  Andover (2 posts) and Portsmouth (3 posts)

Salary (Bands):  3 posts at £37,527 and 2 post at £30,797

Part time/ full time:  Full time, permanent

Ref no:  Army 1535311 and 1535317, Royal Navy 1537342, 1541737 and 1522079

Job description

Opportunities are available to work for the Ministry of Defence as an occupational psychologist. We are currently recruiting two psychologists to work for the Army in Andover and three for the Royal Navy in Portsmouth. The three senior positions require an HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist in Occupational Psychology and the remaining two positions require a Masters in Occupational Psychology and will be required and funded to work towards the Qualification in Occupational Psychology and obtain chartership. All job roles provide opportunities to work across the occupational psychology spectrum in a dynamic and interesting environment, with practical and bespoke project work on offer.

Army roles, Andover

The job holders will be working in a team of 8 occupational psychologists and occupational psychologists in training, within the Army Personnel Research Capability in the Directorate of Personnel. You will be required to develop, manage and deliver psychological research and consultancy to support Army strategic, operational and tactical personnel activities. Advice covers all aspects of occupational psychology related to military personnel including: personnel selection and assessment; performance appraisal and career development; training; employee relations and motivation; organisational development and change; human factors accident investigation, design of environments and work; and coaching and personal development. Acting as a project lead, in a team or as an independent researcher, you will be managing resources and conducting research activities. You will collate exploitable human science research findings, assess relevant national and international defence and academic research, in order to support Army personnel practice, policy development and evaluation. The role holders will provide the Army with intelligent customer advice on human science activities.

Royal Navy roles, Portsmouth

There are three Occupational Psychology vacancies within the Navy's Personnel Research Team, a multi-disciplinary group of 6 with Occupational Psychology at its core. The Team provides evidence and analysis to inform the Naval Service’s personnel strategies, policies and decisions. It conducts research and provides a consultancy and advice service on Selection & Assessment (S&A), and Retention. Two of the vacancies, one senior and one junior,  are focussed on Retention, but there will be opportunities, particularly for the junior postholder, to get involved in S&A work. The senior Retention postholder will line-manage the junior postholder. Together they will design, deliver and communicate research projects and studies, and provide ad-hoc expert advice on a broad range of issues related to Retention. The senior postholder will have the principal responsibility for the design and oversight of all projects and studies, and will be actively involved in the conduct and delivery of many of them. Occasionally, both job holders may manage contracts with external consultants delivering research on Retention. Both roles will involve drawing on relevant MoD, national and international research. In addition, the senior post-holder will line-manage an analyst responsible for a programme of Continuous Attitude Surveys which provide one of the Team’s main evidence sources about how our personnel feel about the Naval Service. The S&A post, also at senior level, has a similar role but with a focus on that topic and little involvement in the Team’s work on Surveys.

Closing dates: 14th June 2017

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