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, Pauline.Bromfield@birmingham.gov.uk
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.