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Senior Educational Psychologist (Leadership and Management) - CMB636e

Cumberland Council
Cumbria / Countywide
£48,727 - £54,179
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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A rare opportunity has arisen for a new colleague to join the management team of Cumberland Educational Psychological Service.

We are a forward-thinking service who are always striving to improve outcomes for our children and young people. We have excellent relationships with our schools and are highly valued for our ELSA training and work with EBSA young people. We are keen to hear from experienced qualified colleagues who are committed to either taking the next step in their career or have leadership and management skills to bring to our service. We are looking for someone who can provide both support and challenge to colleagues, who is willing to learn as well as passing on skills and is a team player. There are offices at Carlisle and Lillyhall, Workington. We are looking for someone with a sense of humour who wants to make a difference in a newly developing council.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Ruth Illman or 07825962927

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay


This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and requires an enhanced DBS check with a Children’s Barred List check.

Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Children. It is an offence for people who are barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with Children.

We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Safer Recruitment

At Cumberland Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumberland Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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