Educational Psychologist (0.6 FTE covering maternity leave)

Darby House
Soulbury EP scale A 2-7+ 3SPA
07 Aug 2017
13 Sep 2017
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Part Time

Educational Psychologist (0.6 FTE covering maternity leave)

£24,702 - £27,902 + up to 3 SPAs per annum

Soulbury Scale A 2-7 (we would expect the successful candidate to start on point 4)

22.2 hours per week


Are you seeking a service in which you can develop your skills, work closely with colleagues, seek out new opportunities and progress your career?

Telford and Wrekin’s Educational Psychology Service is recruiting an Educational Psychologist to  cover maternity leave.

We are a forward thinking, dynamic service that works in partnership with other Local Authority inclusion teams, schools, early years providers, health and care professionals. The Principal Educational Psychologist has responsibility for SEND services which has enabled the EPS to develop inter-agency models of practice focusing on the collective achievement of positive outcomes for the children and young people that we work with.

We are committed to early intervention and the promotion of inclusion and work on council-led initiatives to support vulnerable groups. We offer a systemic, consultative approach that is traded to schools and is well regarded, alongside commissioned activity by the LA to undertake statutory work as part of the Education, Health and Care Plan processes.

The Local Authority values the distinct contribution of Educational Psychology and the team retains a psychological service ethos. As a Telford and Wrekin EP you will receive regular supervision (using peer, group and individual reflective management models) and have the opportunity to take part in extensive CPD activities. You will have access to excellent administration support, SMART laptops and phones. The council offers desirable, flexible working arrangements and the majority of schools are just a short drive from the office base. Telford and Wrekin is a cosmopolitan authority that has benefitted from significant recent investment; is surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside and has the world heritage site of Ironbridge on its door step. Many schools have benefitted from previous funding schemes and their buildings and facilities are outstanding.

For further information about our Educational Psychology Service please visit For an informal discussion contact Simon Wellman, Principal Educational Psychologist/SEND Group Manager on 01952 385216.

 Closing date:    Friday 8th September

 Interview date: Friday 15th September 

For further information on the role please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position.  Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.


We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.


Sorry but CVs will not be accepted.



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