Educational Psychologist

Elmwood Place, Smiths Wood, Solihull, B36 0UG
£40,949 - £50,159 (plus 3 SPA)
09 Sep 2020
04 Oct 2020
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

37.0 Hours per Week

The new Solihull Community EP team is continuing to grow after a highly successful first year. We are fortunate to work in a Local Authority (LA) that values community psychology and is committed to investing in our new team.  The Community EP team is fully commissioned, which means that our EP capacity reflects the demands of the LA and other commissioners.  As of September 2020 we will be a team of 10 EPs, 2 Trainee EPs and a Youth Offending Prevention Support Worker. 

The range of work Solihull Community EPs are engaged in is varied and beyond a ‘traditional’ special needs brief.  We have worked hard to position ourselves and our practice as psychologists working at a community and family systems level. We have secured a significant grant from the Youth Endowment Fund for community intervention work to reduce youth offending. We have also been additionally commissioned by the LA to lead an exciting intervention with CAMHS colleagues to support children, young people, families who experience challenges with school attendance.  Community psychology is in demand in Solihull and we are looking to grow our team.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team of psychologists that values the transformative power of community psychology, applied research and professional practice that promotes social inclusion. In addition to building capacity in schools and families, you will be contributing to the leadership and development of a range of strategic initiatives across the borough including the social inclusion strategy for Solihull.

We are looking for reflective psychologists who are commitment to working eco-systemically with children, young people, schools and their families.  You will also be supported to develop and lead on a specialist area of psychological practice.

You will need an Honours degree in Psychology (or equivalent) recognised by the British Psychological Society as well as recognised postgraduate training and a qualification in Educational Psychology. Applications are welcomed from qualified EPs as well as trainee EPs who are due to qualify in September 2021.

The Community EP team is part of the integrated SEND 0–25 Service, a friendly and highly supportive service where collaboration and peer supervision are actively encouraged. In addition, you will also benefit from the following:

  • Generous annual leave allocation (up to 34 days and 8 Bank Holidays)
  • 6 sessions of whole service CPD a year, protected personal CPD time and access to CPD budget
  • Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 15 days per year, agile and home working arrangements
  • The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including Childcare Vouchers and staff discount card

Solihull CEPS has strong links with both local and national educational psychology training courses and is committed to purposeful CPD and promoting research in practice. The new team will be supported to work towards publication and dissemination of their professional practice and research.

Informal enquiries to: Dr Halit Hulusi, Principal Educational Psychologist (07747 768342) or

Interview Date: 16th October 2020

Please note we do not accept CV's.

An enhanced DBS barred list check for working with children and adults will be required.   This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents
JDPS Educational Psychologist SOL3562.docx