Psychologists and Higher Psychologists (Occupational)

Job Title: Psychologists and Higher Psychologists (Occupational)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Harrogate
Salary: Higher Psychologist: £28,708 – £34,644 or Psychologist: £22,982 – £27,723
Job Published: October 29, 2019 16:23

Job Description

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

Salary: Higher Psychologist: £28,708 – £34,644 or Psychologist: £22,982 – £27,723.

College grade: Higher Psychologist: National 2B or Psychologist: National 2A.

Closing date: Wednesday, 18 November 2019

Interview date TBC, interviews will be held at Harrogate.

​Location: These posts are based at The College of Policing, Harrogate, HG3 1UF. Occasional long hours, and some travel and time spent away from home, including weekends will be required.

About us:

The College of Policing is the independent professional body supporting everyone working in policing to reduce crime and keep people safe

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.

About the Roles: The College of Policing’s Selection and Assessment team designs and implements assessments for the selection, promotion and development of police officers and staff across the police service.  You’ll be contributing directly to ensuring that those working in policing are the best they can be, in the interests of tackling crime and protecting the vulnerable.  You will work alongside a skilled, experienced, supportive team, who can support your development and learning in occupational psychology. You’ll be using your specialist knowledge and professional practice to deliver assessment centres, exams and development tools. You will 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: For Higher psychologist roles, you will have experience of assessment design and delivery, and of supervising and supporting the work of others. You will 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 that the qualification is achieved on appointment.  For all roles, you will be committed to fairness and diversity and to excellent practice as an occupational psychologist. You will also be able to demonstrate organisational skills, an ability to deliver at pace, and flexibility as well as a strong technical background.

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

Please visit our website for the job description, further details about working for the College, eligibility, and how to apply.

Previous Applicants need not apply.

Both permanent and fixed term positions are being offered. Please indicate in your application whether you are applying for permanent, fixed-term, or either.