I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Division of Occupational Psychology's 'Youth Employment' and ‘Volunteer Training’ working groups. Below you will find information on my professional qualifications and some context on my roles prior to self-employment.
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MSc Organisational Psychology
I recently completed my MSc in Organisational Psychology at Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester and graduated in July 2018. My dissertation explored emotional labour in volunteer workers and focused on the special constabulary within Greater Manchester Police force.
Registered Test User: Occupational, Ability and Personality (Level A & B)
I am a Registered Test User, qualified in Ability and Personality Testing (Level A & B). My entry on the register can be seen here. I have a sound understanding of psychometric test use in the workplace, including the practical skills required to administer and interpret psychometric tests in occupational settings. Psychometric testing can be used for assessment, selection, development or coaching.
Choose appropriate psychometric tests for occupational testing;
Administer, score and interpret ability tests and the OPQ personality measure;
Give feedback on the results of psychometric tests to test takers.
For more information, including pricing, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation Certificate in Transformational Coaching
I have an EMCC-accredited Foundation Certificate in Transformational Coaching. I am currently working with Manchester Metropolitan University on a pilot scheme supporting final year Business and Management students with their employability outcomes.
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Human Resource Management
I have a first class honours degree in Psychology and Human Resource Management from Manchester Metropolitan University. My dissertation investigated whether students of higher education institutions in the UK perceived themselves as 'customers' and the implications of this on universities.
Staff Engagement / Organisational Development - NHS
Before becoming self-employed, I worked in Staff Engagement and Organisational Development roles within the NHS. This involved supporting the management, co-ordination, design, delivering and monitoring of all staff engagement activities across a North-West NHS Trust including: health and wellbeing projects; on-boarding and induction training; leadership and management development; team engagement and development programmes (including analysis of team performance); coaching and mentoring; reward and recognition; team development; administering, analysing and reporting the results of the Trust’s Quarterly employee engagement survey; and OD and change projects.
In my 'previous life' I was a retail manager working for high street and luxury brands such as Topshop and Whistles, both in standalone stores and within department stores such as Selfridges. This is where I developed my leadership acumen, love of developing people and my rather extravagantly sized wardrobe... Working in retail led to an interest in emotion and affect at work and in organisational citizenship behaviours.