Director of Communications & Engagement

British Psychological Society

Leicester or London

  • Location

    Leicester or London

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive Salary

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    25 July 2019

  • Client

    British Psychological Society

Ref: GSe56177

The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. We are responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, research, education and practical applications of the discipline. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional Communications leader to join at a pivotal time for the BPS, as we shape and embed the organisational, systems and cultural change which will enable us to become a modern, forward thinking organisation, delivering on our strategic priorities and advancing and enhancing our profile, effectiveness and influence.  

Reporting to our Chief Executive and as a key member of our Senior Management Team, you will lead the Communications and Engagement function and play a critical role in developing and implementing strategies, policies, processes and services which support our ambitious organisational strategy, corporate plans and performance.

An experienced senior leader, you will have led strategic communications, marketing and stakeholder engagement activities for a comparably high profile and fast-moving operation, ideally in the charitable, regulatory or membership sector. You will help in positioning the Society to achieve maximum impact and influence with a wide range of audiences and stakeholders, with effective communication, marketing and engagement strategies. You will manage, and act as guardian for, the Society’s reputation and brand, and provide expert communications, marketing and engagement services and support to BPS members. You are an innovative thinker with strong influencing and networking skills, and will bring drive, resilience and sound judgement under pressure to this stimulating and challenging role.

Closing Date5pm Friday 26th July 2019
Shortlist Meetingw/c 29th July 2019
Final PanelThursday 8th August 2019
How to Apply

To apply, please submit:

  • A CV
  • A Supporting Statement of not more than 3 pages which demonstrates how you can address the Previous Experience criteria in the Person Specification
  • The contact details for 2 referees. NB: References will not be sought without your express prior permission