Programme Director (Doctorate in Educational, Child, and Adolescent Psychology)

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Ref: 22/109868

Duration: Fixed Term for 5 years

Hours: Full-time

Salary to be discussed with the successful candidate

The School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Programme Director of its Doctorate in Educational, Child, and Adolescent Psychology (DECAP).

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to provide leadership and strategic direction to the DECAP course. The post holder will have overall responsibility for the organisation, management, delivery and evaluation of professional training in Educational Psychology and for the management of relevant financial resources.

Please note secondments from the NI Education Authority will be considered.

The successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter (or application form) should clearly demonstrate you have:

  1. Honours degree in Psychology accredited by the BPS or equivalent
  2. HCPC Registration (or eligible for registration) as an Educational Psychologist
  3. Postgraduate training in Educational Psychology at a master’s or doctoral level, which permits practice in UK
  4. A minimum of three years’ experience working as an Educational Psychologist
  5. Proven record of contributing to the teaching of and learning experiences of Trainee Educational Psychologists
  6. Advanced knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and empirical foundations that support the practice of Educational Psychology. This should be sufficient to enable research supervision of PhD dissertations and a leadership role in curriculum development.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

Key Dates

Closing Date: 13/06/2022

Anticipated Interview Date: 30/06/2022

Further Information

Informal enquiries to Patricia Davison,  

Information about the School can be found:

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Further information on our attractive package can be found at:

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:; and

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