Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist (Cognition and Learning)

Lancaster House, Ash Green, Coventry, CV7 9HP or negotiable
£44,797 - £49,810 + 3 SPA if applicable
03 Aug 2017
13 Sep 2017
Job Ref
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Warwickshire’s EPS is a vibrant, exciting and growing service with a strong local and national reputation in a county full of culture and activity. The EPS is made up of five teams located in three bases across the county, each managed by a Senior EP and under the leadership of the Principal EP who also manages SENDAR. As a consequence of this structure the EPS and SENDAR work extremely closely and the high reputation of our staff means that EPs are at the heart of Local Authority strategic and operational development. Staff morale and job satisfaction are high.

As a semi-traded service we have many commissions for work from Warwickshire schools and a range of other agencies both within the county and further afield. This has allowed us to undertake some exciting and substantial projects covering systems work, capacity building and therapeutic programmes along with the usual case work.

Warwickshire EPS offers:

  • an extremely strong leadership team structure
  • a friendly, lively and proactive service with a positive outlook and strong reputation.
  • a strong ethical ethos with a commitment to inclusion
  • excellent supervision and support within a service committed to developing the careers of its members
  • strong links with local universities which help us to keep a skilled and well-informed workforce of Senior EPs, Specialist Senior EPs, experienced EPs, Trainee EPs, Assistant EPs and psychology undergraduates on placement.
  • extremely high quality and generous CPD arrangements with opportunities to develop skills and specialist expertise and to acquire further qualifications
  • excellent admin support
  • modern technological support including smart phones and laptops
  • flexible working from home and family friendly policies


The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

We are looking for a highly skilled, enthusiastic and creative Specialist Senior EP with a minimum of three years’ experience to work collaboratively with our two post holders to raise educational attainment through:

  • Building capacity within the service, the LA and in schools
  • Identifying and removing barriers to learning
  • Contributing to the creation of a Local Authority policy on literacy and specific learning difficulties and embedding that policy into practice across the county
  • Taking an active and supportive approach to the avoidance of disputes through the development of robust systems and early identification of potential difficulties.
  • Forging links with other WCC teams and nationally
  • Identifying, negotiating and managing opportunities for commissions that meet the above aims

The post holder will also have a patch of schools.


Key Requirements

All applicants must be professionally qualified and HCPC registered or on an approved doctoral training course with the expectation of achieving HCPC registration during Autumn Term 2018 or Spring term 2019

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

To discuss these opportunities please contact:

Tracey Underwood, Senior EP on 02476 368885 or traceyunderwood@warwickshire.gov.uk

Dr Helen Kendall, Principal EP and SENDAR Manager or 01926 742921 or helenkendall@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing Date: 11 September 2017

Interview Date: 19 September 2017

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk, including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

For updates on our latest recruitment news and vacancies follow us on 


We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification