Birmingham City Council

Trust Educational Psychologist

7 days left

Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust
see advert
17 Jun 2022
14 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Trust Educational Psychologist

FMAT Scale P04-P08 Equivalent to The Soulbury A - Scale for Educational Psychologists (£39570 to £57504)

Hours per week: 37 per week, all year round

Contract Type: Permanent We welcome applications from candidates seeking part-time or job share arrangements.

Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust

Fairfax Road

Sutton Trinity

Sutton Coldfield

B75 7JT

Telephone Number: 0121 788 4100

Email Address:

Job Start Date: September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter

Trust Educational Psychologist – Fairfax Multi Academy Trust (FMAT)

Current salary April 2022 pay award still pending. With incremental annual progression through the pay scale dependant on performance. The exact starting point on the scale will be determined by current experience.

Following an increasing demand from our academies and our development of a therapeutic services team, we are pleased to be recruiting an Educational Psychologist (EP) to join our strong, highly regarded and supportive team of education professionals who are part of the wider school improvement team within the MAT.

The school improvement team has developed over the past twelve months and we have recently begun to explore our therapeutic offer to FMAT students. The MAT has made the decision to fund and bring ‘in house’ therapeutic services from a high-quality EP to work alongside the central and academy level pastoral and SEND teams and our newly employed SALT.

The MAT has made additional investment in these services to increase capacity in response to rising demand, to support student wellbeing and to add additional support to our multi-disciplinary team. The school improvement team are involved with strategic SEND and Inclusion development work and we are looking to further build on this with the further development of our mental health network and increased training offer, with the aim of becoming a regional trailblazer to establish mental health support teams within MATs.

This is an excellent opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic Educational Psychologist who is committed to inclusion, working with others, and using psychology to improve experiences and outcomes for children, young people, and their families.

We are looking to appoint an Educational Psychologist who:

• is creative, enthusiastic, and passionate about what applied psychology can achieve

• enjoys working with children, young people, their families, and schools

• is able to build good relationships and work well with others

• is proactive, dynamic, and flexible with great communication skills, both oral and written

• is committed to early identification, overcoming barriers, promoting inclusion, and improving the lives and wellbeing of

all children, young people, and their families

We offer:

• a supportive induction, regular high-quality supervision

• excellent peer support

• regular bespoke and general CPD and training opportunities through our MAT wide professional learning offer

• excellent ICT facilities

• opportunities to develop specialist interests

• Membership of LGPS

• A growing range of employee perks and benefits including salary sacrifice opportunities

For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Karen Cornell at

Closing Date: 14 July 2022, 9am

Download information pack here

Interview w/c 18 July 2022

We welcome applications from Experienced Educational Psychologists and Newly Qualified Educational Psychologists.

You must be HCPC registered, awaiting confirmation of HCPC registration, or on a recognised professional educational psychology training course.

Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as providing evidence of qualifications.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution  should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:[1]offenders-act-1974

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs