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Senior Educational Psychologist

Telford & Wrekin Council
£60,160 - £ 67,706 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Education - non-schools based
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Full time permanent
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Senior Educational Psychologist

Soulbury B (5-8 plus up to 3 SPA points)

Due to expansion within the Telford EPS team an exciting opportunity for a Senior Educational Psychologist has opened up. This is a rare chance to become a member of the Senior Leadership Team in a small, welcoming, diverse and friendly EP service. We will provide you with a stimulating and supportive environment in which to pursue your career development aspirations.

This post would suit an experienced HCPC Registered and qualified Educational Psychologist. Experience in a leadership or management role is desirable, as is experience providing supervision to psychologists across a range of levels of experience, including trainees and assistants. A person-centred commitment to always putting children, young people and their families first is vital. Creative thinking and ideas for further developing and supporting our dynamic and talented EP team would be welcomed, as would excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  

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. Our team is highly valued by the council, schools and other strategic partners. Our traded work with schools is varied and we have extended the EPS into the community through exciting working partnerships with Health and Social Care, enabling us to work directly with families through Parent Carer Forum referrals and alongside Strengthening Families. 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 aim to develop holistic, creative and preventative approaches to promote the wellbeing of children and families across Telford & Wrekin.

As a Senior EP in the Telford team, you will be supporting both the Senior Leadership Team and our team of Educational Psychologists, Trainees and Assistants in delivering traded work to schools, developing project work commissioned by schools and multi-agency commissioners, and contributing to the management and delivery of statutory services.  You will also support the Educational Psychology Service with strategic development and delivery on a range of Local Authority project work our psychologists are involved in, including Early Years, community and family outreach, Wellbeing Charter Mark developments, growing our ELSA network, and supporting delivery of our Autism Strategy.

We offer:

  • A strong, supportive and highly regarded EPS which provides opportunities for varied types of work. See for more information on our values and consultation-based approaches to service delivery.
  • Outstanding team support including managerial support to develop areas of specialist interest, individual and peer (group) supervision, and regular team contact through team meetings.
  • 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 Inspection, and who were named Council of The Year at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Annual Service Awards 2021.
  • Expenses including travel and HCPC registration fees.
  • A wide range of continuous professional development opportunities.

For any further information or an informal chat about the position, please contact Co-Principal EPs 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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