The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly organised individual with previous administrative experience, in supporting internal Committees and co-ordinating and managing operational processes.
The role is line managed by the Head of Operations with some reporting into the Head of Regulation and the Head of Professional Standards. The Administrative Support Officer will provide wide ranging administrative support to the operational regulatory functions of the BPC, including, being a pivotal support to the Registration and Professional Standards Committees. The role will own and lead the operational process of the accreditation and reaccreditation of our Member Institutions. The Administrative Support Officer will also provide support to other relevant committees, including Heads of Training. The post holder will, at times, also work with the Regulatory Support Officer to support fitness to practise hearings and provide support to other regulatory committees.
The BPC is highly regarded in the psychotherapy field, having a tradition of excellence and intellectual rigour. Part of our role is to ensure professional standards of our Registrants and of the training provided by our Member Institutions. We need an excellent and highly organised administrator to support us in maintaining and developing these regulatory functions.
The existing staff team is small, professional and friendly. The successful candidate will need to be a good team player and be able to show an ability to work autonomously with initiative.
A salary of £24,000 to £26,000 (dependant on experience) pro-rata per annum is offered, with 28 days holiday pro-rata, plus statutory holidays and 6% employer pension contribution. London based.
The role is offered on a part-time basis, 0.8 full time equivalent, 28 hours a week. Actual hours / days are open for discussion, with a number of our committees meeting in the evening, we are looking for someone able and willing to work flexibly – time off in lieu is always given and the office operates flexible working practices throughout the normal working week. To be flexible with the support for our committees, the post holder will need to be able to work specific Thursday evenings once a month, which can be from a remote location including homeworking. They will also be required to work one specific Friday per month in the office/at a meeting location.
The post is London based although some occasional travel (to visit our member institutions or attend a meeting, conference or hearing) may be required. BPC is following current Government guidance and the successful post holder will be required to work from home until the office reopens.
Application is by CV and a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4 paper, outlining why you believe yourself to be suitable for the role. Please provide evidence of your achievements against the bullet points in the job description and person specification and be sure to include your full contact details including daytime and evening telephone numbers. Also include contact details of two references (one of which should be your current or last employer). We will not contact references without your prior permission. Please note that applications without the supporting statement requested will not be considered.
Closing date for applications is 14th June 2020 and interviews of short-listed candidates will take place week commencing 15th June with second interviews for successful candidates week commencing 22nd June 2020.
The BPC is a charity that advances the health of the public through the maintenance and regulation of professional standards and clinical practice and advances education in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In doing so we safeguard the public, promote the highest standards of training and research and work to make psychotherapy accessible to all. We are a Professional Standards Authority accredited voluntary register.
We run a number of events and conferences throughout the year that are aimed at clinicians and academics, publish New Associations (our highly-regarded magazine for psychoanalytic thinking) and promote the profession through a comprehensive policy and public affairs programme that includes meetings with MPs and policy makers.
The BPC opposes any discrimination of any kind.This includes, but is not limited to, any discrimination on the basis of age, race, gender, ethnic origin, religious belief or sexual orientation.
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