Educational Psychologist
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: Fam/21/157116
  • Published: Wed 30/06/2021, 11:25 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 27/07/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Soulbury Scale A point 3 - 8
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Waltham Forest

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Educational Psychologist

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic educational psychologist to become a member of our friendly and supportive team.  Our service encourages collaborative and flexible working, whilst being committed to developing EP’s professional skills.  As a team Waltham Forest EPS encourages the use of positive and evidence-based psychology to support the children and families in a diverse borough while prioritising professional wellbeing.


The educational psychology team continue to be highly valued by the council, children, young people, families and the education settings that we support.  As a new member of the service you will be encouraged and supported to apply psychology creatively in order to contribute as part of a team who:


  • Values ongoing team and peer supervision;
  • Seeks out varied opportunities including project work, ELSA, Cygnet, Alternative Provisions, 16+ settings, LAC, Early Years, borough wide training, school commissioned work and statutory work;
  • Values individual EP interests and professional autonomy;
  • Provides high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD);
  • Has strong reciprocal links with professional training courses;
  • Is committed to the supervision of trainee EPs;
  • Has strong links with other services and opportunities for joint working;
  • Is part of a successfully traded business unit within a local authority;
  • Is supported by dedicated administrative support.


In addition, the London Borough of Waltham Forest offers a recruitment and retention bonus of £2000 which is paid annually in June and December.  New recruits joining us will receive £1000 on commencement and £1000 on successful completion of the first 6 months of employment.(pro rata)

The offices are co-located within spacious and bright accommodation in a primary school.

Waltham Forest enjoys very good transport links by Underground, Overground, bus, bike and car (with free parking and access to E-car schemes).


We are looking for an Educational Psychologist to join our team who

  • Is an excellent practitioner with good communication, interpersonal, organisation and time management skills;
  • Is reliable, flexible, able to show initiative and take responsibility;
  • Is committed to consultative problem solving as a model of service delivery and understands the issues of working within a traded environment;
  • Has a sound knowledge of evidenced based interventions;
  • Has professional Educational Psychology qualifications (usually a Doctorate) recognised by the BPS, has HCPC registration.  This post is subject to a DBS check.


For an informal discussion about this post please contact:

Fiona Davey (Principal Educational Psychologist)  

Email:  Tel: 07961 323850


To apply:


Interviews are provisionally arranged for Friday 30th July 2021

How to Apply

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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