The Division is largely run by volunteers, all of whom are members of the DOP.
The Executive Group of the Division consists of elected full members of the Division, and includes the Chair, Chair-Elect, Past-Chair, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer.
The Chair position is a three year committment, with a year as Chair-Elect, followed by Chair, and then Past Chair. The Secretary and Treasurer positions are a two year commitment.
People taking up these posts are announced at the Annual General Meeting in January, and nominations and member ballots take place in the months leading up to the AGM.
There are five strategy groups, each of which is led by a Covenor, who is an elected member of the Division.. People taking up these posts are announced at the Annual General Meeting, with nominations and member ballots taking place in the months prior to the AGM.
The five Strategy Groups are:
- Awards & Recognition
- Science & Practice
- Public Relations & Communications
- International Liaison
- Professional Standards & Development
Each of these strategy groups will meet independently of the DOP Committee to work on the particular aims of that group.
Each strategy group has a number of working groups beneath it, each of which is led by a Convenor appointed by the Strategy Group Convenor.
Working groups consist of smaller numbers of people, and either represent specific interests or work to deliver particular outputs for the Division.
Ordinary and co-opted members
To give balance and an independent voice at Division of Occupational Psychology Committee meetings there Ordinary Members and Co-opted Members.
Ordinary Members are elected (by the membership) member of the Division. People taking up these posts are announced at the Annual General Meeting. Ordinary Members represent the general (ordinary) membership and can be used as the voice of members.
Co-opted Members are people with specific skills or interests, e.g. ethics, media, websites, who the wider Committee think will be a valuable addition for a specific period of time.
Society board and committee chairs
In order to maintain links with other important areas of the British Psychological Society the Division of Occupational Psychology Committee includes the Chairs of wider Boards or Committees.
Currently, these are the Board of Assessors in Occupational Psychology and the Training Committee in Occupational Psychology.
Due to the structure of the British Psychological Society these two committees do not report directly to the Division (who reports to the Professional Practice Board), but to the Membership and Professional Training Board.
The Division has several regional groups, which aim to build and support the occupational psychology community in specific regions.
At present, there are three regional groups: