PERM-785-2023 – Psychology Specialist Placement Officer (0.4 FTE)

Bishop Grosseteste University

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Education, Health & Lifelong Learning


£25,285 to £28,131
Closing Date:  
Sunday 09 April 2023
Interview Date:  

To be confirmed
Reference:  PERM-785-2023

This is a permanent, part-time (0.4 FTE) position. 

Bishop Grosseteste University is located on a beautifully green and pleasant campus just a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle, and the old Roman city. In recent years we’ve undergone an explosion of growth in many areas, remaining a small and friendly university whilst expanding and developing our portfolio of courses into more exciting new areas than ever before. We still consider ourselves experts in education – we have been doing it for 160 years after all – but our teaching courses now sit alongside an exciting range of other disciplines. This is an exciting time of expansion and growth for the institution and BGU will be able to provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and contribute to our ongoing success.

Bishop Grosseteste University is seeking applications from experienced and highly motivated individuals with a passion for providing an excellent service to all stakeholders. Reporting to the Psychology programme lead and working as part of the Psychology team you will be a regular point of contact for students, placement providers as well as professional and academic staff. The Psychology specialist placement officer’s role is to foster and promote relationships with local and regional organisations in order to develop specialist placement opportunities for Psychology students. The successful candidate will also undertake a range of administrative and liaison tasks and to monitor and ensure the quality of placement partnerships for psychology which must comply with the requirements of the course and the needs of the student. Applicants should possess significant experience of working under pressure and managing competing deadlines. It is also necessary to have experience of maintaining positive relationships with external and internal contacts.

BGU offers a generous employee benefits package including:

    25 days holiday for Grades 1-6

    35 days holiday for Grades 7+

    Plus 3 additional discretionary days annual leave over the Christmas period

    Various pension scheme options including a Local Government Pension Scheme offering up to a 19.5% Employer Contribution, a Teachers Pension scheme offering up to 23.68% Employer Contribution, and a 10% non-contributory pension for members of staff that do not wish to pay into a scheme.

    Employee benefits app provided by Live Like Loyalty

    Cycle to Work Scheme 

    Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

    24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including free online GP services and face to face counselling sessions

    Agile Working Scheme to support employees work-life balance

Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Sue Becker, Psychology Programme Lead, via email at [email protected]  

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Bishop Grosseteste University values people and promotes equal opportunities.

BGU is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment and aspires to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that could potentially prevent people from succeeding.

BGU is a place where diversity is recognised and valued. We want to enable everyone in our community to feel a sense of belonging, contribute, and reach their full potential.

We warmly welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented groups regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identities or expressions from the LGBT communities, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation.

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