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Educational Psychologist

Essex County Council
England, Essex, Chelmsford
£48727 - £52440 per annum
Closing date
5 Jan 2024

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Educational Psychologist

Permanent, Full Time

Soulbury Scale A 2-7 plus 3 SPAs

Location: Essex

Working Style: Community-based worker

Closing Date: 14th January 2024

Soulbury Salary Scale A 2-7 plus 3 SPAs

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Improve lives. Join Essex County Council

Essex County Council is a local authority with a difference. With more than 2million people living in our vicinity, we are passionate about ensuring our local population is able to enjoy all that life has to offer. Like many councils we have faced the need to drive enhanced value for money across our services, so we challenged ourselves to come up with better ways of working - resulting in truly innovative services that have the scope to transform life outcomes.

The Essex Educational Psychology Service (EEPS) is one such example of a visionary service that has gone from strength to strength, and it is here that you will find a career-defining opportunity. The EEPS is a far-reaching multidisciplinary service that benefits from the expertise of a large number of senior specialists. As a valued member of this team, you will have the chance to develop your expertise under the guidance of colleagues who are passionate about transforming the life outcomes of children and adolescents. Providing a forward-thinking service to local authority schools and academies, you will take a solutions-oriented focus when working with children of all ages, applying evidence-based approaches and interventions to help them manage their obstacles to learning.

We want you to embark on a fulfilling career with us - and stay with us for the long-term. After completing our comprehensive induction process, you will therefore benefit from regular professional supervision and mentorship, opening up a world of exciting professional development opportunities. This will be further enhanced by a full continuing professional development programme which includes eight service days and additional CPD days, plus you will attend the two-day Projects and Research conference in which national speakers will share latest innovations in the sector.

This is a unique opportunity to join a team who are well-regarded. As such, we would be delighted to receive your application if you have a BPS recognised degree in Psychology, and a doctorate or a Masters-level degree in Educational Psychology. With a good understanding of the relevant legislation and evidence-based approaches and interventions, you will be keen to learn - and even keener to make a difference to Essex's children.

In turn, we will support you with a competitive benefits package that is underpinned by our ambitious People Plan. Within this plan we set out our commitment to provide an exceptional work/life balance for every Essex County Council employee, including lifestyle-friendly working patterns and generous annual leave.

You will also have access to:

  • A welcome payment of up to £5000 plus a possible relocation package of up to £8000 (terms and conditions for both payments apply).
  • Money-off high street purchases via the Essex Extras Reward Scheme.
  • Flexible benefits such as the option to purchase additional holiday, plus a lease car scheme.
  • Paid HCPC registration.

To read more about us please visit: Education

Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England's oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest - Basildon and Harlow - are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We're committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We're also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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