Birmingham City Council

Assistant Psychologist

22 Jul 2022
29 Aug 2022
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Assistant Psychologist x 3 Posts

GR3 £21,269 - £27,513

Full Time, 36.50 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract for 2 years

For existing employees, a secondment may be considered, subject to eligibility criteria

We are seeking to expand our thriving service to meet the demand for educational psychology to contribute to a wide variety of work in schools and other settings in Birmingham.

The Educational Psychology Service has an excellent reputation and has a strong commitment to innovation, quality improvement, research and development. We are engaged in a variety of initiatives at many levels – from individual school projects such as ‘SCERTS’, ELSA and ‘FRIENDS for Life’ to city wide initiatives such Trauma Informed Attachment Aware Schools and Well Being staff and pupil surveys. We are also contributing to Developing Local Provision (DLP) initiatives in the city. 

We have been trading successfully with schools since 2011 and have seen demand for the service grow year on year. The employment of Assistant Psychologists is a significant successful development for the service in supporting quality services.

We are able to offer you a wide range of excellent experiences in a culturally diverse city to psychology graduates who plan to apply for the doctoral training in educational psychology. This will include opportunities to assist locality based or city wide with casework, development work, research and assistance with delivering training.

We are looking to appoint people with good relevant undergraduate or postgraduate psychology degree qualifications (GBC eligibility), who are committed to continue their experience in promoting positive educational, social and emotional  outcomes for children and young people. We want colleagues who are well organised, good communicators, able to take responsibility for managing their own workload and committed to partnership working.

We have strong links with local Educational Psychology training courses and are committed to promoting professional development at all levels. We are also a friendly and highly supportive service where collaboration and peer supervision are actively encouraged. The service comprises of four area teams based in three offices in the city.

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

Please upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments on to your application. This is required, you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. 

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact:

Dr Pauline Bromfield Acting Principal Educational Psychologist/Head of Service via email

Ref: BCC284

When applying, you are strongly advised to pay particular attention to the person specification and job description.

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities, and flexible working options will be considered.

Closing date 28 August at 12.00 noon

Interviews will take place the week beginning 19 September 2022

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed. Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may need to apply for a visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council for a skilled worker visa (if the job is eligible).

Job Description and Person Specification

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