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Higher Occupational Psychologist

Cabinet Office
Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, York, and London.
£32,000 - £35,794 (£34,550 - £38,580 inc LW) depending on skills and experience.
Closing date
1 Oct 2021

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Higher Occupational Psychologist

£32,000 - £35,794 (£34,550 - £38,580 inc LW) depending on skills and experience.

Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, York, and London.

About us

The Occupational Psychology Services (OPS) team is part of the Government Skills & Curriculum Unit (GSCU) in Civil Service Human Resources (CSHR). It’s our job to deliver best practice occupational psychology insights and solutions to support the future of the Civil Service. This keeps us at the leading edge of assessment and selection techniques and digital developments and ensures an evolving candidate journey.

The role

Your focus will be on delivering key products and services as part of the OPS team.  With the support of an experienced Occupational Psychologist, this is a chance to develop your skills and apply your knowledge on a range of projects. This will include helping to scope and design bespoke assessment solutions including: psychometric tests, situational judgement questionnaires and other evidence-based sifting tools, behavioural work sample simulations, assessment centres and interviews.

Using online assessment platforms to deliver solutions and managing multiple projects throughout the consultancy cycle will also be key, as will delivering comprehensive training packages to assessors and ensuring best practice to support client-decision making, including pass-mark setting, moderation processes, and reducing the risk of adverse impact.

About you

As well as a British Psychological Society (BPS) graduate basis for registration and a BPS accredited Masters degree qualification in occupational psychology, you’ll need to be working towards the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (QOP) (Stage 2), or willing to do so. You’ll also have knowledge of psychometrics and competence in statistical analysis.

We’re looking for a real passion for applying psychological expertise and evidence-based practice.  We’re a forward-looking team and you will be too. You’ll embrace change and be eager to learn from it to develop and strengthen your role. A proactive, creative approach is also essential and you’ll be keen to explore original ideas and create materials in novel and imaginative ways.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Friday 1st October 2021.

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