Head of Education & Training

British Psychological Society

  • Permanent
Specialisms:Education, Not for profit
Date posted:27th March 2024
Closing date:26th April 2024

Organisation Overview:

The British Psychological Society (BPS) is a professional membership body dedicated to supporting psychologists in a variety of industries. With a bold, progressive outlook advocating and championing the discipline maintaining high standards through the continued development of best practice, the BPS can raise the profile of Psychology so that more people understand the power of what psychology can do.

With a rich history of promoting excellence, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join an organisation which provides accreditation to 1200 courses across 140 institutions.

Position Overview:

As the Head of Education & Training, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the direction and success of our educational programs. You will lead a team responsible for accrediting courses, setting standards, and ensuring the highest quality of education and training across various disciplines of Psychology. This role requires a resilient individual with strong leadership skills, commercial acumen, and a deep understanding of the broader professional landscape of Psychology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Education & Training teams, overseeing accreditation operations, assessment methodologies, and course development.
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance the quality and effectiveness of educational courses, while also ensuring financial sustainability.
  • Liaise with membership base and stakeholders to understand their needs and advocate for their interests in the development of courses and training initiatives.
  • Drive innovation and improvement in operational practices to optimise efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Provide leadership and direction to a team of direct reports, including the Accreditation Operations Manager and Assessment Awards Manager.
  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Education, Research & Practice to align departmental goals with organisational objectives.
  • Stay abreast of developments in the wider professional context of psychology,
  • Shape and redesign the department to meet the evolving needs of members and the profession.


  • Significant experience in education and training, preferably within a relevant industry or professional body.
  • Strong understanding of accreditation processes, standard setting, and assessment methodologies.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, with experience overseeing teams and driving strategic initiatives.
  • Commercial acumen and the ability to balance the financial considerations of educational programs with quality and impact.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven track record of delivering results and driving continuous improvement.


  • 25 days of annual leave.
  • Pension scheme with up to 10% employer contribution
  • Life insurance coverage at 4x salary.
  • Generous maternity scheme
  • Opportunity to work remotely from anywhere in the UK

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about advancing psychology and have the skills and experience to excel in this role, please contact Az Ahmed at az@andersonquigley.com or on 07873 628 945 if you would like to know more. Also do feel free to share this message with your networks.

Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position in relation to the person specification.

British Psychological Society

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