Educational Psychologists

Birmingham City Council
£42811– £52440
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Educational Psychologists


Soulbury Salary Scale A point 3-8: £42811– £52440, plus up to 3SPAs. 

It is expected that the successful candidates will start from point 5

Working 36.5 hours per week

The Educational Psychology service delivery is driven by values of inclusion, integrity, empathy, collaboration and advocacy. Through core and traded commissioning, we are the primary and valued provider of high-quality applied psychology in the city through four areas teams and whole service initiatives.

We value innovation and cutting-edge practice to support ongoing and improved delivery as a consultation-based service. Our development activities are focused on preventative and early intervention to inform effective graduated responses and approaches to support the best outcomes for children and young people such as SCERTS, ELSA, VIG/VERP and Trauma Informed Attachment Aware Schools (TIAAS).   We are also equally committed to policy and action plan developments with promoting racial equality.  

Birmingham EPS is a friendly and highly supportive service of qualified EPs, TEPs and assistant psychologists.  Collaboration and peer supervision are actively encouraged. The service is committed to promoting professional development at all levels. The service has very strong links with Educational Psychology training courses. We value research and support colleagues to work towards dissemination and of their research and informing professional practice.

In addition to the opportunity to work in a supportive service that values professional autonomy, well-being, and balance, you will benefit from terms and conditions that include:

  • Generous annual leave allocation (29 days’ annual leave increasing with length of service up to 35 days plus Bank Holidays and flex-leave)
  • Payment in full of HCPC registration and the DBS Update Service costs
  • 6 sessions of whole service CPD a year and protected personal CPD time and access to a CPD budget
  • Hybrid and flexible working 

Applicants for the educational psychology posts must have appropriate qualifications to work as an educational psychologist. All qualified applicants must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.  We are also welcoming applications from Year 3 and 2  trainees on recognised professional educational psychology training courses due to qualify in 2024 and 2025. 

Closing date: Friday 8th December at 23.59  

Provisional Interview Date: Monday 18th December 

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.

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

For any informal enquires please contact: Dr Pauline Bromfield, Principal Educational Psychologist/Head of Service, 

Ref: BCC1619

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

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken.

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.

Job Description and Person Specification: Educational Psychology JD PS.pdf


All of our vacancies are advertised internally for the first 5 days for Birmingham City Council employees that are under a S188 (Priority Movers and Lateral Movers) before the consideration of any other Birmingham City Council employees or external candidates. 



Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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