Educational Psychologist

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 07/12/2023 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House
£42,811 – £52,440, plus up to 3 SPA points £57,554
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
7 Dec
Further Information

We are delighted to be offering this exciting opportunity for three Educational Psychologists (EPs) to join our friendly and dynamic Educational Psychology Service (EPS) in Peterborough City Council.

We are looking for a qualified Educational Psychologist who is registered with the HCPC.
Applications from candidates undergoing year 2 or 3 of doctoral training or wish to work part-time are welcomed.

The role is subject to the DBS Additional Job Application Data document available online.

About our service
• The EPS is a dedicated and caring team that is well regarded within the Local Authority (LA) and other stakeholders. We have an established consultation model of service delivery that values the application of psychology, innovative practice and professional integrity. We place emphasis on the importance of professional judgement and are using a wide range of tools and approaches for different levels of work. The service is well placed within the SEN and Inclusion Service to play a key role within the LA.
• Alongside EHCNAs the EPS prioritises protected delivery of traded services for all non-statutory work and offers centralised traded training with exciting opportunities to develop expertise and offers EPs a variety of work.
• The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
• We maintain strong links with universities which help us to keep a skilled and well informed workforce of experienced EPs, Trainees and Psychology Assistants. We can offer opportunities to develop your supervision skills and career progression.
• Peterborough EPS prioritises continuous professional development to promote up-to-date professional practice of a high standard.
• We offer an Employee Benefits Scheme, VIVUP – with a range of exciting savings including holidays, home electronic equipment and appliances and local discounts.
• We have family friendly policies including flexible working hours scheme which allows for the ability to accrue 8 hours flexi per month.
• 30 days annual leave annually, rising to 31 days after 10 years and 32 days after 15 years of continuous service, plus additional bank holidays.
• The council offer a relocation package, as per policy.
• The EPS supports agile working through full IT provision and modern office accommodation.
• We promote open access to Educational Psychology, including bookable community consultations for parents/carers and young people.
• Peterborough is a vibrant city which has good rail links to London (only 45 minutes) and other major cities.
• Peterborough City Council will reimburse HCPC registration fee at the point of renewal.

You will be:
• Able to embrace our consultation service delivery model and contribute positively in building and shaping high quality service bringing a new dimension to the service that we will nurture and develop further.
• An effective communicator, have sound knowledge about current practice in Educational Psychology and legislation concerning special educational needs and is competent in the delivery of training to a wide range of audiences.
• Able to support schools to deliver the graduated approach for children, young people and young adults, who may have Special Educational Needs and others about whom there may be a concern as outlined in the Code of Practice 2014.
• We particularly welcome all people regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexuality or disability.

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for the closing date to apply. Candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply, and the opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate, which may be before the closing date. So please don't hesitate, apply today.

For an informal discussion or further information please contact Alison Tolson (PEP)

No internet access?
Please telephone 01733 747474 between 9am and 5pm (Monday - Friday).

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.