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Volunteering for the ABP

If you are interested in any published vacancies or in getting involved with volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Application Form here.

Nearly everything we do at the ABP is run by or under the guidance of our volunteers. Volunteering with the ABP offers an excellent opportunity to broaden your knowledge and skills, as well as using your experience and expertise to support the growth and success of our profession and network with other practitioners. We ask all our volunteers to be ABP members.

Current Volunteering Vacancies

ABP Board Nominations

As a board made up entirely of volunteers (but with the support of some paid professional resource) we rely on each other to deliver.  We ask everyone to recognise as part of a team we support and rely on each other.

You’ll be familiar with the business psychology world and ideally will already have some understanding of the market but more important is your willingness to engage with; learn about and support potential new sponsors.

Training Support Assistant

This role will support the Training Lead in providing a collaborative training service to ABP members and followers. The Training Support Assistant will be responsible for administration, scheduling and on-the-day support of training events. A lot of this role will involve coordinating within-team tasks with the Marketing & Comms Lead, and Admin Support. It is anticipated the role will require a commitment of 2-3hrs p/week of your time.

Key duties:

  • Assist the training lead with the building of training schedules for all types of training requests.
  • Coordinate with the admin support team in the delivery of training sessions through organisation of necessary materials, facilities, equipment and refreshments (for F2F training).
  • Produce joining instructions and confirmation letters for delegates.
  • Generate reports to support specific requests – eg. attendances, numbers to be trained, total of absentees by course, role and department/company.
  • Escalate non-attendees to admin support to re-book absentees onto alternative courses.
  • Carry out the facilitation of some training courses to be determined by the Training Lead.
  • Prepare and organise documents/reports/presentations, compile statistical charts and tables.
  • Input training analysis data.
  • Undertake any additional, non-routine or amended duties appropriate to the post.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to admin@theabbp.org.uk

NexGen Team Lead

Type of role: Long Term Volunteer Required

Time commitment required: 3 hours per week, approximately.

A brief description of the role:

The NexGen Team Lead is the person ultimately responsible for managing the NexGen blog. This will be achieved by managing a team of volunteers and coordinating with our paid admin team. This challenge requires you to:

  • Project Manage: the main task is to project manage all the moving pieces required to successfully deliver the blog. This includes liaising with the team and stakeholders, assigning responsibilities, pipelining content and planning the future of the blog.
  • Content Creation: you will need to produce content for the blog, act as an editor for content submitted by the team or from external individuals. You will also need to manage the editorial calendar, and determine relevant, and exciting ideas for new content.
  • Ambassador Programme: the ambassador programme was designed to offer students from our ABP accredited universities an opportunity to get involved with the blog and the wider ABP. You will continue to liaise with this year’s ambassadors as well as identify areas of improvement and implement necessary changes as you roll out the programme for the next academic intake.

Person specification

Skills and experience desired

  • Proven experience leading projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to engage with a wide range of people, at all levels of seniority.
  • Excellent written verbal, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to act on own initiative, whilst maintaining a strong teamwork ethic, and a collaborative and adaptive working style

If you are interested, please submit your CV and cover letter to admin@theabp.org.uk

Student Blogging Team

We are looking for enthusiastic student members to join a new team to support our forthcoming Student Blog, which will serve as an engaging and informative space for all students and early-career professionals with an interest in business psychology.

Video Editor

The ABP is looking for a volunteer to support with video editing over the next couple of months. We’d love to hear from anyone willing to give up a few hours per week to turn a variety of recorded Zoom meetings into some impactful broadcastable short videos. You’ll work with other ABP volunteers and Board members to understand the vision, create storyboards, and use your editing skills to create great products. We’re agnostic about which software is used – whatever you have and know how to use! The ABP is a not-for-profit charity and volunteers are unpaid, but we can offer the opportunity to:

  • apply your skills in a friendly, inclusive environment.
  • improve your portfolio and broaden your experience.
  • work with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • make a difference to a not-for-profit association committed to promoting professional excellence and a community of practice in business psychology.

If you’re able to start immediately, and would like to find out more, please contact admin@theabp.org.uk with your CV and a brief outline of your relevant experience and skills.

Head of Membership

The ABP is pursuing a growth strategy which the Head of membership role will be critical in delivering. We currently have around 1300 members, and we wish to see this number reach 3000 within the next 3-5 years. The aim of this role will be in general to support this growth strategy: we welcome creative ideas and thoughts on how to achieve this, but above all else, achieving this outcome will rely on the ABP having a professional, credible person in the role who can deliver against these more specific responsibilities.

Outline of responsibilities

  • Lead on the development and implementation of the ABP’s Member Services strategy – in the context of supporting the ABP’s wider strategic objectives – defining and delivering against key KPI’s, as well as scoping and managing the annual a budget for this work stream
  • To be the first point of contact for member enquiries when they need escalating beyond our Administrative Provider – listening, responding and acting promptly to ensure a good level of customer service to our members
  • Use a range of methods to systematically identify member needs and expectations (current and future), such as working with the Marketing Lead to conduct member surveys and focus groups, as well as generating insights via ‘personas, etc
  • To share learning, commonalities and challenges gathered via member engagement activities to improve and enhance the ABP’s service and product offerings
  • To lead on the recruitment and retention of ABP members – collaborating with the Marketing Lead to develop member acquisition and retention plans, identifying opportunities to continuously improve the member journey/ onboarding experience, etc
  • Proactively review and evaluate services to ensure they continue to be relevant and useful, add value and deliver impact for members, and as appropriate, recommend and develop new services and benefits based on member feedback – segmented, where appropriate, according to specialism, stage of career, etc.
  • Develop strategic partnerships – negotiating arrangements for adding members services and benefits created by other organisations
  • Ensure the ABP’s membership fee structure and commensurate level of benefits offered reflects the needs of the market and that member services are cost effective for the ABP to provide and deliver member value and quality

Our Values:

Finally, we live and operate by the values we share publicly: we ask you to read and consider them when applying.  If you feel these speak to you, please consider applying for this board role:

  • We are passionate: at our core we care deeply about improving business performance and the quality of life at work.
  • We are inclusive: regardless of your profession or role, your passion for business psychology makes you one of us. You can be a business psychologist, an HR professional, a CEO, a behavioural economist, a marketeer, a data scientist… or anyone else!
  • We are informative: we provide opportunities for our members to stay up to date with leading-edge, evidence-based research and practice in Business Psychology and take away practical advice.
  • We are connected: we create meaningful networking opportunities for people to learn, debate and laugh together.
  • We are visible: we act as a voice for the profession on relevant issues in public and professional spheres.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV with a Supporting Statement detailing how you meet the requirements of the role, what you might like to achieve with the role, and what you think the challenges of the role might be to admin@theabp.org.uk by 9.00am on Friday 30th July 2021.
Please note that you must be an ABP member to be eligible to apply for this post.

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