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Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist

Telford & Wrekin Council
£56,540- £65,120 annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Education - non-schools based
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Flexible hours

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Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist

37 hours per week

Soulbury B (3-6) plus 3 SPAs (permanent contract)

We are looking to recruit to a brand new Specialist Senior EP role in Telford & Wrekin’s expanding EP team. Alongside a clearly-boundaried approach to supporting the delivery of consultation-based traded and statutory commitments (0.6 FTE), you will be enabled to take a lead strategic role in the delivery of Educational Psychology Services relating to a designated specialism. The role would be ideally placed for an experienced maingrade or senior/specialist practitioner EP wishing to evolve their career.
Joining the Telford EP team, you will be supported to represent the service and promote applied educational psychology in your specialist area. Potential areas for development and exploration include (but are not limited to) neurodiversity, Youth Justice, work with our Virtual School, Preparation for Adulthood and Early Years. We will ask you to engage with strategic and operational meetings relevant to your area of specialism, and to work closely with, and advise, other individual professionals, key services or groups of practitioners associated with your area of specialism, in order to coordinate multidisciplinary responses to local and national developments. We will support you to promote the development of good practice in our schools and communities in relation to your area of specialism.

At Telford & Wrekin EPS, we prioritise creative and collaborative approaches informed by contemporary psychology to support children in a variety of contexts, within schools and throughout the community. We are committed to anti-oppressive, anti-racist practices. As a team, we are always surveying the horizons and actively seeking new and innovative ways of working to support families and young people. Through this, we are developing holistic and preventative approaches to promote the wellbeing of children and families across Telford & Wrekin. 
 We offer:

  • A close-knit, supportive and highly regarded EPS which provides opportunities for varied types of work. See for more information.
  • Outstanding team support including protected regular time for supervision from an HCPC registered Educational Psychologist and peer (group) supervision.
  • A well balanced approach to office and home working, allowing flexibility alongside extensive opportunity for relationship building and incidental peer supervision.
  • A Council whose Children’s Services were graded Outstanding in the most recent Ofsted/CQC Inspection 2023, and who were named Council of The Year at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Annual Service Awards 2021.

For any further information, please contact Co-Principal Educational Psychologists Dr Meryl Newton and Dr Jane Park 

Please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

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 At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice.

Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check. It is an offence to apply for a role that involves engaging in regulated activity with children and adults in vulnerable circumstances if you are barred from working with one or both of these groups.

We value our employees and offer staff rewards and plenty of opportunities for personal development and career progression including:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Automatic access to a secure, flexible and tax efficient Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff benefits and discounts including salary sacrifice schemes
  • Free on-site parking
  • Generous leave entitlement (24 days rising to 32 days) plus 8 bank holidays and an additional concessionary day
  • Free access to our employee assistance programme and confidential counselling
  • Flexible and mobile working policy - we are well adapted to a hybrid model of working which includes a combination of time spent in the office and at home – our approach is to promote greater level of flexible working around personal and family commitments

Find out further information about working at Telford & Wrekin Council including our full list of benefits.

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Please note that Telford & Wrekin Council do not hold a sponsorship licence for visas.

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Telford & Wrekin Council is an award winning council, and we were recognised as Local Authority of the Year 2022 at the Municipal Journal Awards, and the Association for Public Service Excellence Council of the Year in 2021.

At Team Telford we work hard to protect, care and invest to create a better borough and our employees are at the heart of everything we do. Having the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles allows us to deliver the excellent services that residents and businesses on the borough expect from us. 

Our friendly and passionate teams are trusted by leaders and managers to deliver this ambition. We invest and nurture our workforce and support our employees to develop and thrive. The better we are the bigger difference we make to the people we serve. 

In return we also offer a great range of benefits including competitive salaries, flexible working hours and work arrangements, employee discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, a local government pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice and we know we are stronger and better connected as a result. 

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and where our data shows that specific groups are under-represented within our workforce, our adverts will actively encourage applications from these groups.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining people with disabilities or other health conditions. You can find out more about this and our ‘guaranteed interview scheme’ here

You can also read more about our Recruitment and Selection Policy and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders here and the Transgender & Non-Binary Inclusion Policy commitments here

If you are unable to complete an online application form please contact the HR helpdesk on 01952 383601 or email

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01952 380000
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House
Lawn Central
United Kingdom

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