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Educational Psychologist
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/489/15867
  • Published: Mon 26/07/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/09/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £38,197 - £47,889 plus up to 3 SPA
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 8DJ

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Educational Psychologist

Job introduction

Brighton and Hove has a commitment to delivering high quality co-ordinated services to children, young people and their families through innovative service delivery. This is a great opportunity to join a supportive team which is well regarded across the city. We deliver applied psychology in a range of ways across the Local Authority as part of an integrated support service.

You would be part of Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service (BHISS) which includes teams delivering a range of evidence-based support to schools, working in partnership with children, families and colleagues across a range of services. Our EP practice involves using consultation, assessment, intervention, research and evaluation, training, and working systemically with schools and settings. We have successfully established partial buy-back service with schools whilst maintaining a statutory and core service delivery across the city.

Colleagues working in BHISS alongside Educational Psychologists include: Specialist teachers (linked with autism, language, early years, SEMH, sensory needs), primary mental health workers (linking with CAMHS), and specialist practitioners working with Children and Young People and their families (linked with early years, mental health and behaviour

Interview date: 14 October 2021

For an informal discussion, please contact Sue Franklin, Principal Educational Psychologist and Head of BHISS, on 07590 005428 or email

About the role

We are looking for creative, innovative practitioners who are passionate about improving the social, emotional and educational lives of children and young people through working collaboratively as part of our innovative team. There will also be opprtunities to contribute to strategic and systemic interventions that support schools in becoming more inclusive in meeting the needs of a wide range of children and young people.

Essential Qualifications:

- A University honours degree in Psychology or a qualification recognised as equivalent by the British Psychological Society(Graduate Basis for Registration or GBR).

-MSc or Doctoral professional qualification in Educational Psychology.  Trainee EPs in Year 3 of a doctoral programme are encouraged to apply.

- HCPC Registration

We offer: - Induction package - Regular supervision - Established peer support systems - Regular Continued Professional Development opportunities - Laptop and ICT support - Flexible working - Access to a range of interventions and approaches delivered in a variety of settings

This is an exciting post in a diverse and exciting city with areas of significant social deprivation alongside areas of relative wealth across a small geographical area.

“I enjoy working in Brighton as the work is so varied as are the needs of the city” (Educational Psychologist quote)

Please visit our website to find out more about Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service:

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Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce..