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Psychologists and Higher Psychologists

Job Title: Psychologists and Higher Psychologists
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: London
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Salary: See job descriptions
Job Published: August 06, 2020 14:42

Job Description

The College of Policing is recruiting for Psychologists and Higher Psychologists:

Higher Psychologists 

Vacancy reference: WFD5023, WFD5024 & WFD5025

These posts are open to applicants who can meet the College’s nationality, UK residency and vetting requirements.

These roles are offered as permanent opportunities.

Location: Homeworking initially and then the College of Policing Harrogate HG3 1UF going forward. Other National College sites or homeworking arrangements may be considered.

Salary: Please see additional information below

College grade: 2B

Closing date: Wednesday, 19 August, 2020 (midnight). Interview date and location to be confirmed.

About us:

Our vision is to be a world class professional body, equipping members with the skills and knowledge to prevent crime, protect the public and secure public trust. The quality of our services, the support for our members and a reputation for cutting-edge research and teaching will have a profound effect on the future development of policing in the UK and overseas for years to come.

We have three complementary functions: 

  • Share knowledge and good practice 

We create and maintain easy access to knowledge, disseminate good practice, and facilitate the sharing of what works.

  • Set standards 

We set standards for key areas of policing which help forces and individuals provide consistency and better service for the public.  

  • Support professional development 

We set requirements, accredit, quality assure and deliver learning and professional development, promote diversity and wellbeing, and help to nurture and select leaders at all levels.

Applications are invited for the post of Higher Psychologist.

About the Role: The College’s Selection and Assessment team play an essential role in the recruitment, selection, promotion and development of police officers and staff across the police service.  We are currently integral to meeting the Government’s commitment to recruit 20,000 additional police officers, developing innovative and effective processes with a focus on diversity and fairness, even throughout the coronavirus pandemic.  If you join us you’ll be contributing directly to ensure those working in policing are the best they can be, in the interests of tackling crime and protecting the vulnerable.  You’ll work alongside a skilled, experienced, supportive team, to support your development and learning in occupational psychology. You’ll use your specialist knowledge and professional practice to deliver assessment centres, exams and development tools. You’ll work with officers and staff across the service to ensure our products are the best they can be, and ensure fairness and diversity are at the heart of what we do.  

About you: Higher Psychologists will have experience of assessment design and delivery, and of supervising and supporting the work of others. You’ll have worked directly with clients and be able to demonstrate having had significant responsibility for assessment products. For psychologist roles, prior experience is beneficial but not essential. Candidates nearing the end of an MSc qualification will be considered on condition the qualification is achieved on appointment.  

For all roles you’ll share our commitment to diversity and inclusion in everything we do, and be committed to excellent and ethical practice as an occupational psychologist.  You will need to have a solid technical background, great client skills and the flexibility and resilience required to deliver on challenging projects at pace. 

You’ll have a degree in Psychology and an MSc in Occupational Psychology, or equivalent, recognised by the BPS. BPS occupational test user qualifications are desirable. Applicants for Higher Psychologist posts should be chartered or actively working toward chartered status. We can offer support to candidates undertaking the QOP qualification.

All applicants must hold:

  • MSc in Occupational Psychology recognised by the Occupational Psychology division of the British Psychological Society.
  • Demonstrable experience of having translated occupational psychology theory into practice in an applied, professional context, including a substantial contribution to the development and delivery of at least one large-scale occupational psychology product.
  • Experience and thorough understanding of translating validity and reliability principles into practice.

Please see job description for full details of the role.

Applications will be sifted against the ‘Essential criteria’ section of the job description.

Additional information and eligibility:

If these posts are London-based, the salary range will be: £34,321 to £40,572, working 36 hours per week. (Homeworking only)

If these posts are nationally based, the salary range will be: £29,283 to £34,932, working 37 hours per week.

How to apply and contact information:

To apply: https://www.college.police.uk/About/Work-for-us/current-vacancies/Pages/Higher_Psychologists_5023_5024_5025.aspx

For further information visit the ‘How to apply’ page.

Please complete the application and diversity forms and return to: recruitment@college.pnn.police.uk,

If you have trouble downloading any of the documents, or for further information regarding this position, please contact us at recruitment@college.pnn.police.uk quoting the job title and vacancy reference number.

The College is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for all.


Psychologists 

Vacancy reference: WFD5027, 5028, 5029 & 5074

These posts are open to applicants who can meet the College’s nationality, UK residency and vetting requirements.

WFD5027 – This role is offered as a permanent opportunity. 

WFD5028 & 5029 – These roles are offered as either a secondment or fixed term appointment for 2 years.

WD5074 – This role is offered as either a secondment or fixed term appointment until 31 March 2021.

Location: Homeworking initially and then the College of Policing Harrogate HG3 1UF going forward. Other National College sites or homeworking arrangements may be considered.

Salary: Please see additional information below.

College grade: 2A

Closing date: Wednesday, 19 August, 2020 (midnight)

Interview date and location to be confirmed.

About us:

Our vision is to be a world class professional body, equipping members with the skills and knowledge to prevent crime, protect the public and secure public trust. The quality of our services, the support for our members and a reputation for cutting-edge research and teaching will have a profound effect on the future development of policing in the UK and overseas for years to come.

We have three complementary functions: 

  • Share knowledge and good practice 

We create and maintain easy access to knowledge, disseminate good practice, and facilitate the sharing of what works.

  • Set standards 

We set standards for key areas of policing which help forces and individuals provide consistency and better service for the public.  

  • Support professional development 

We set requirements, accredit, quality assure and deliver learning and professional development, promote diversity and wellbeing, and help to nurture and select leaders at all levels.

Applications are invited for the post of Psychologist.

About the Role: The College’s Selection and Assessment team play an essential role in the recruitment, selection, promotion and development of police officers and staff across the police service.  We are currently integral to meeting the Government’s commitment to recruit 20,000 additional police officers, developing innovative and effective processes with a focus on diversity and fairness, even throughout the coronavirus pandemic.  If you join us you’ll be contributing directly to ensure those working in policing are the best they can be, in the interests of tackling crime and protecting the vulnerable.  You’ll work alongside a skilled, experienced, supportive team, to support your development and learning in occupational psychology. You’ll use your specialist knowledge and professional practice to deliver assessment centres, exams and development tools. You’ll work with officers and staff across the service to ensure our products are the best they can be, and ensure fairness and diversity are at the heart of what we do.  

About you: Higher Psychologists will have experience of assessment design and delivery, and of supervising and supporting the work of others. You’ll have worked directly with clients and be able to demonstrate having had significant responsibility for assessment products. For psychologist roles, prior experience is beneficial but not essential. Candidates nearing the end of an MSc qualification will be considered on condition the qualification is achieved on appointment.  

For all roles you’ll share our commitment to diversity and inclusion in everything we do, and be committed to excellent and ethical practice as an occupational psychologist.  You will need to have a solid technical background, great client skills and the flexibility and resilience required to deliver on challenging projects at pace. 

You’ll have a degree in Psychology and an MSc in Occupational Psychology, or equivalent, recognised by the BPS. BPS occupational test user qualifications are desirable. Applicants for Higher Psychologist posts should be chartered or actively working toward chartered status. We can offer support to candidates undertaking the QOP qualification.

All applicants must hold:

  • MSc in Occupational Psychology recognised by the Occupational Psychology division of the British Psychological Society.
  • Demonstrable experience of having translated occupational psychology theory into practice.
  • Ability to translate complex occupational psychology principles into understandable language for lay persons in both oral and written formats.

Please see job description for full details of the role.

Applications will be sifted against the ‘Essential criteria’ section of the job description.

Additional information and eligibility:

WFD5027 – 

  • This role is offered as a permanent opportunity.

WFD5028 & 5029 -

  • These roles are offered as a secondment for 2 years, available to Colleagues employed directly by the College or the Civil Service. Please note you will be required to obtain the written permission of your line manager prior to submitting your application and College staff should complete the internal application form.
  • These roles are also offered as a fixed term appointment for 2 years.

WFD5074 – 

  • This role is offered as a secondment until 31 March 2021, available to Colleagues employed directly by the College or the Civil Service. Please note you will be required to obtain the written permission of your line manager prior to submitting your application and College staff should complete the internal application form.
  • This role is also offered as a fixed term appointment until 31 March 2021.

Temporary promotion is available for those colleagues who are directly employed by the College only.

If these posts are London-based, the salary range will be: £28,480 to £33,489, working 36 hours per week. (Homeworking only)

If these posts are nationally based, the salary range will be: £23,442 to £27,953, working 37 hours per week.

How to apply and contact information:

To apply: https://www.college.police.uk/About/Work-for-us/current-vacancies/Pages/Psychologists_5027_5028_5029_5074.aspx

For further information visit the ‘How to apply’ page.

Please complete the application and diversity forms and return to: recruitment@college.pnn.police.uk,

If you have trouble downloading any of the documents, or for further information regarding this position, please contact us at recruitment@college.pnn.police.uk quoting the job title and vacancy reference number.

The College is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for all.