Educational Psychologist
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/20/9323
  • Published: Wed 04/11/2020, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/03/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 0-37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Educational Psychologist

Team: Educational Psychology

Job Family: Supporting

Roles Available: Educational Psychologists

EP Salary: £50,507 – £55,432 per annum pro rata - SPA points available

Hours: Full & Part Time

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable

Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed Term and Casual contracts available

Closing Date: Rolling advert - applications will be reviewed upon receipt 

More about the role:

Central Bedfordshire Council is modern, financially stable and forward thinking with an efficient operating model.  Recently described in an independent review as ‘an impressive Council’ we are only 35 minutes from London, but without the inner-city challenges and pressures.

Central Bedfordshire is a diverse area and is home to around 264,500 people, living in picturesque villages, hamlets and historic market towns and with great transport links – making it easy to get to and to get around. 

In Children’s Services we work with a range of Early Years, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinators as well as other professionals to support children with emerging special needs.  Our work is wide ranging and challenging as we work in a child and family focused way with early years education and care settings to meet children’s special educational needs. We are looking for passionate and motivated people to join us and be members of our friendly, forward thinking, team. 

Are you an Educational Psychologist with wide interests? Have you got broad experience in working with children and young people with additional educational needs? 

We have opportunities within our team for a range of Educational Psychologist roles. These support the ambitions of the Council through the promotion of collaborative working across partners and ensuring that children and families receive a good service when they need it. 

Experience and knowledge of child development and special educational needs, disabilities and the provision required to best meet their needs would be important and crucial to the role.  Good communication skills and the ability to manage a variety of daily challenges are essential.  You will be part of an outstanding team who are passionate about the work they do and inspire others to create exceptional provisions for children and young people.

What we  offer: 

  • Once you have joined us you will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This a valuable part of our reward package for employees working in local government, and includes Life Assurance  for more details on the scheme click here
  • Flexible and agile working arrangements. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. Wie will actively encourage you to  manage work and personal commitments.
  • A chance to learn and progress through SPA
  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days.
  • An option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave per year. 
  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues, this is available  24 hours a day /  7 days a week.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’. 

To find out more about working at Central Bedfordshire Council click here

To review the Job Description for this role, please click here: Educational Psychologist or here Assistant Education Psychologist

Please note this is on the Central Bedfordshire EP/A scale and not the actual Soulbury scale.

All candidates must be HCPC registered.

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For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Dewi Hughes, Principal Educational Psychologist, on 0300 300 4334 or email dewi.hughes@centralbedfordhsire.gov.uk

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Safeguarding: Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records. Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. 

If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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