Birmingham EPS is seeking skilled and creative educational psychologists to work in a vibrant, diverse and resilient city where children/young people, schools, families and the Local Authority value the contribution that EPs make. We have been successfully trading with schools since 2011 and are the primary provider of high-quality evidence-based psychology through the four service areas teams and city-wide initiatives. The service is engaged in many high-profile projects both nationally and across the city localities. There are several initiatives in place to support the emotional health and wellbeing agenda. These include Thrive, FRIENDS for Life, Video Enhanced Practice (VIG and VERP), Trauma Informed /Attachment Aware Training, SCERTS and ELSA. We are growing with increasing demand for our traded and local authority work. We have a commitment to innovation and being responsive to identified need. These values enabled our response to support the City’s families and communities regarding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. An example of evaluative data from our Parent Support Line outlines how this was valued:
I'd like to thank the psychologists and team at Birmingham Educational Psychology Service for being there when I needed them. The sessions, particularly the first one, were an absolute lifeline…
In addition to the opportunity to work in a supporting team that values professional autonomy and cutting-edge practice, you will benefit from terms and conditions that include:
- Generous annual leave allocation (up to 34 days plus up to 15 days flexi-leave and 8 bank Holidays)
- Payment in full of HCPC registration costs
- 6 sessions of whole service CPD a year and protected personal CPD time and access to a CPD budget
- Agile working and opportunities to work flexibly/from home
Birmingham EPS is a friendly and highly supportive service where collaboration and peer supervision are actively encouraged and fundamental in maintaining our service culture and ethos.
The EPS has strong relationships with Educational Psychology training courses through tutor links and have a long-standing reputation of supporting trainee EPs on placements. We are committed to promoting professional development at all levels. We value research and support colleagues to work towards publication of their research and professional practice.
We are seeking applications from qualified EPs or trainee EPs who are currently in their final year of an approved EP training course and will consider applications for either full-time or part-time hours.
All qualified applicants must be registered within and operate within the professional code of ethics and practice guidelines of the Health and Care Professions Council.
Birmingham City Council is committed to equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome your application irrespective of your gender, race, disability, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sexuality, gender identity, marital status, responsibility for dependents, religion, trade union activity and age.
Most importantly we want to make a difference to the lives of people who live and work in Birmingham. Join us to make that difference happen.
Soulbury Salary Scale A points 3-8: £42,075 - £51,538 . Plus up to 3SPAs
It is expected that the successful candidates will start from point 5
Informal inquiries to: Dr Pauline Bromfield, Senior Educational Psychologist, Pauline.Bromfield@birmingham.gov.uk or 0121 303 8288. You are also welcomed to attend an informal open evening (via Microsoft Teams) on Monday 28th September 5.00-6.00pm where you can hear from other EPs.
Closing Date: Sunday 4th October 2020
Provisional Interview Date: Monday 12th October 2020
Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken.
“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”Supporting documents
EPS Terms and Conditions
EP Views - Bham EPS
Job Description and Person Specification