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Psychology Research Assistant, Part-time

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Psychology Research Assistant, Part-time

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  • Sector:

    Business Support

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  • Salary:

    £27000 - £30000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Manjinder Kang

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months min.

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    June 2021

  • Client:


Psychology Research Assistant, Part-time

Leadership Development Consultancy

Minimum 6-month contract - 2 or 3 days per week

June start

Up to 30K (full time equivalent)

We are seeking an individual with a demonstrable interest in Occupational/Organizational Psychology, to join a boutique Leadership Development Consultancy on a part-time basis. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is currently studying, or has completed, their MSc in Occ/Org Psychology and seeking to develop a career in this space.

This role is a maternity cover to start in June, and will include a handover followed by a contract length of at least 6 months.

Working in a small team, you will support the Founder of this business with a range of research-based and administrative tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Creating precis of longer articles to be digestible for coaching clients.
  • Researching and creating coaching materials as necessary.
  • Sourcing generic research using Psychology Journals, HBR, Ted Talks and other resources.
  • Keeping abreast of new, relevant book releases and obtaining copies.
  • Efficient searching, filing and management of coaching materials using SharePoint.
  • Thoughtful creation of PowerPoint decks, identifying the most relevant content to include.
  • Proofreading client proposals with a high attention to detail.
  • Collating and updating marketing materials.
  • Offsite support; collating and formatting handouts, creating agendas, liaising with participants and collating notes into Word documents after the event.
  • Setting up and supporting webinars.
  • Juggling a varied workstream and prioritising tasks according to deadlines.
  • Website administration.
  • Other administration as required including occasional PA support.

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Research with a commercial savviness, with the ability to digest large amounts of information and create appropriate notes.
  • Excellent communication - a high standard of written and verbal communication skills is required.
  • Flexibility - able to take on tasks as required with tenacity and problem-solving approach.
  • An understanding of corporate clients and workplace.
  • Organisational skills - able to self-manage workload.
  • Collaboration with small team of professionals.
  • Proactivity and use initiative.
  • Advanced PowerPoint skills.
  • Experience using SharePoint would be advantageous.
  • Highly discreet when working with confidential information.

This is a rare opportunity for someone with a genuine interest in Occupational/Organizational Psychology to gain exposure to a psychology and assessment-lead team of experts. Alongside this clear interest (as demonstrated by your studies or other work history) you will have previously worked in a corporate environment; you will be commercially-minded in your approach to research tasks, always keeping the clients' perspective in mind.

Beginning in June to allow for a handover, this role will be split over either 2 or 3 days per week depending on the candidate. This will be discussed if your application is progressed.

The role will likely begin on a remote-basis and ultimately in a Central London-based office, in line with government guidelines.

Salary will be up to a maximum of 30K (full time equivalent).

Please send your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role.