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People Department

Educational Psychology Service

Senior Educational Psychologist - Team Lead

Soulbury Scale B - 5 to 8 (plus up to 3 SPAs): £58,116 - £65,372 (pro-rata)

Full-time (36 hours) however also considering part-time (minimum 21.6 hours) applicants | Permanent position

Enhanced DBS check required

We welcome diversity and multi-lingual speakers

who would strengthen our service offer to our local communities.

The advertised salary is for full time work, the salary for part time will be calculated on a pro-rata basis - the part time salary, for 21.6 hours, is £34,869 to £39,223.

Enfield EPS is keen to hear from a skilled, enthusiastic and innovative Educational Psychologist who is ready for their next stage in their career.

This Senior Educational Psychologist role is a unique opportunity to join our well-regarded, dedicated, supportive and friendly team. The successful applicant will provide leadership, management and supervision for a Team of Educational Psychologists and will develop excellent relationships with our schools and local area partners across education, health and social care. They will have opportunities to develop and influence local area practice. The role offers a good balance of work at all levels of the system for an experienced EP who is keen to make a difference.

Enfield EPS values the importance of leadership skills at all career stages and is proactively working to support the development of leadership throughout the service.

The EPS is well positioned strategically and is an integral service in the local area working at various levels to promote inclusion through education settings and the wider community. There are EPs working in a variety of projects or multi-disciplinary teams across the local area.

Every EP in the service has a balanced workload of project, traded and statutory work. Enfield's allocation model is transparent and proportionate to individual working patterns. This includes protected time for areas important for individual and whole team development, supervision, service development and liaison time.

Team development is aligned with borough priorities and our commitment to inclusion. The EPS meets in smaller teams and as a whole service and there is a structured programme of training and reflective spaces to support local area and organisational change, develop our service model and assessment/intervention practice. There is a current focus on:

  • Educational psychology assessment and practice, including dynamic assessment.
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Autism
  • Culturally Responsive Practice

Minimum requirements: Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent); professional qualification in Educational Psychology (doctorate, masters or equivalent); and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a practitioner psychologist.

The successful applicant will visit settings in Enfield and outside of the borough.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

    We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That's why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we'd love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

How to apply:

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.

Please note, if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Closing and Interview Dates
Closing at 23:59 on Sunday 3rd July 2022

Interview date: TBC

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Additional Information
To apply, please click on the link below.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Deniz Akin on 0208 148 4898 or [email protected]

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Emma Gore-Langton on 020 8132 1470 or Suzy Francis on 020 8132 0441 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.

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Clinical Psychology
Estimated Salary
£58,116.00 - £65,372.00 / year
Postal Code
Enfield EN1 3ES, UK
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