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  • £44,474 - £54,609 a year Soulbury Points 2-7 (plus possible SPA points on top)
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  • Full or part time

About the role

We are looking to grow the team and would love you to join us. We are a small team of committed and supportive Educational Psychologists.

Educational Psychologists in Derby work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and work collaboratively with specialist teachers, advisors and specialist practitioners to provide the very best support and advice to schools and the LA. We have a strong work ethic and a positive approach and staff culture. Everyone is valued and encouraged to contribute and bring new ideas.

This year we’ve relaunched our traded service to school and together with other LAs we are contributing to work around EBSNA, neurodiversity and delivering ELSA training and supervision.

Derby City Educational Psychologists provide Psychological Advice as part of the EHC Needs Assessment. This process is well managed and fair and a part of the role of the EP to ensure a balance of work.

Team members are expected to be able to carry out in-person visits to schools, homes and settings in Derby and also attend in-person meetings but some tasks lend themselves to home working e.g. preparation, writing reports, training. Derby City council offers flexible working to support a healthy work-life balance and as a LA employee you will have access to CPD and you will receive supervision and support from your peers and a Senior Educational Psychologist.

We are looking for HCPC registered qualified Educational Psychologists or trainee EPs in their second or third year of training. If you’re relocating or looking for a change we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about the Educational Psychology Service contact Eleanor Moore on eleanor.moore@derby.gov.uk

See the full job description and person specification.

Important Information

As part of our safer recruitment checks the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

All employees will normally be appointed to the minimum of the grade for the job.

Remember to align your personal statement to the essential criteria in the Person Specification.

Please be aware that where there are colleagues within the organisation who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy, requirements to redeploy to another suitable role will apply and take priority.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We recruit for diversity and value difference. As many of our roles can now be home-based, we are able to offer more opportunities for people who need this facility.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. If you are a disabled person, you have the choice to apply under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme so long as you demonstrate that you meet the essential requirements for the job.

We feel it is essential that we recruit a talented workforce that is as diverse as the community we work for.

Please let us know of any individual requirements or reasonable adjustments you may have during the application, interview, or onboarding process and we’ll do all we can to help. We strongly believe in social understanding of disability and for us it’s all about removing barriers to equality.

Further questions

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy or are having difficulty applying, please contact our Recruitment Team on

Read the full Job Description

Read the Person Specification

The closing date for this vacancy is at midnight on 2 June 2024. Any applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

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