Educational Psychologist

Lancaster House, Ash Green, Coventry, CV7 9HP
£37,545 - £51,411 per annum (includes up to 3 SPA)
29 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

Soulbury Salary Scale A points 2 - 7  (Plus up to 3 SPAs)

We are looking for a skilled and creative EP committed to improving outcomes for children, young people and families across Warwickshire. We would be delighted to hear from both experienced EPs and colleagues in the second or third year of doctoral training.

The work of Warwickshire maingrade EPs is extremely varied. As a strong and growing service we have been able to offer numerous opportunities to our staff to develop both their skills and their careers. All of our EPs are encouraged to develop specialisms and there is scope for a wide range of these to be accommodated within our delivery model. Current specialisms include Youth Justice, SEMH, ASD, Critical Incidents, Fostering & Adoption, Post 16, ISPs, Cognition & Learning and more.

Posts are permanent and full time although a working pattern at or in excess of 0.6 f.t.e. will be considered.

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 this opportunity please contact:

Tracey Underwood, Senior EP on 02476 368885 or

Dr Helen Kendall, Principal EP and SENDAR Manager or 01926 742921 or

Should you not be able to reach either of the above contacts owing to holiday, please contact the recruitment centre on 01926 418 125.

Closing Date: 11th 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, 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