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Educational Psychologist

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Flexible 

Salary:Salary Scale A 3-8 plus up to 3 SPAs - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:23 March 2021 at midnight 

It is expected that the successful candidate(s) will start on point 6
Existing SPA points will be honoured.

As part of one of these posts, there is an opportunity for a suitable, qualified and experienced EP to work as a 0.2 FTE Professional Practice Tutor for the Doctorate in Applied Educational Psychology (Professional Training) Programme seconded to the University of Nottingham

An honorarium will be awarded for this post
Applicants must be professionally qualified and registered with the HCPC or expect to be, at the end of their training

Leicestershire EPS is a high quality and growing service. We aim to apply psychology creatively and collaboratively to empower and inspire others to promote inclusion and learning, wellbeing, and positive futures and for all.

We are now seeking further innovative and forward-thinking EPs to join our service. We have a good balance of experience and newly qualified EPs. We would welcome applications from registered EPs or those in their final year of training.

As part of one of the EP posts, there is an exciting opportunity for a suitable qualified and experienced EP to work as a 0.2 FTE Professional Practice Tutor seconded to the University of Nottingham.  This will involve working closely with Nick Durbin, Programme Director, University of Nottingham and his colleagues.

The Professional Practice Tutor role involves supporting trainee educational psychologists and their supervisors with work placements and coordinating and facilitating practice-based learning activities and support. The role also includes, amongst other things, occasional teaching activities, facilitating trainee research and fieldwork, and assessment and evaluation of trainee performance against the expected professional practice competencies.

Expressions of interest are invited from suitable qualified and experienced HCPC Registered Educational Psychologists who have a strong record of effective professional practice, as well as a good knowledge and awareness of current training issues and a proven track record of offering high quality supervisory support.Please refer to the separate Role Profile / Person Specification and contact information, for this secondment role.  Please express your interest in the Professional Practice Tutor role in your application to Leicestershire County Council.

We are a friendly and skilled team of Educational Psychologists, currently organised into two virtual but co-located teams covering North and South Leicestershire. All schools in Leicestershire have a named EP to offer information and advice and to build positive working relationships. We use an allocation system for statutory work that supports EPs to manage their workload, as well as provide as much consistency for children, young people and schools as possible.

We are a partially traded service and are well regarded, with demand for our commissioned work growing year on year, which currently includes:
  • Service level agreements with individual schools, academies and multi-academy trusts
  • Consultation as an approach, along with locality-based multi-agency forums to build capacity in schools and early years settings.
  • Centrally delivered training and capacity-building work, including ELSA, supporting schools with Resilience and Wellbeing and other training developed by our Educational Psychologists.

As our service continues to grow, so do opportunities to engage in other work to support inclusion in Leicestershire. Now is an exciting time to join our Service!

We are committed to supporting the development of the profession and enjoy strong links to the training programmes with opportunities to become Trainee EP supervisors. 

Leicestershire EPs have access to whole-service and individual CPD opportunities as well as individual, group and peer supervision arrangements. We are based in a well-appointed central office and have access to first class facilities within County Hall, Glenfield. Flexible working is encouraged, and EPs have access to local ‘touchdown’ bases across the county to reduce travel time and ICT equipment for mobile working.

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please telephone to speak with George Pasternicki, Interim Senior EP or Chris Atkinson, Principal Educational Psychologist 0116 305 5100 or via email on or

If you would like an informal chat with a member of the team please contact Rebecca Kirkbride, Acting Senior Educational Psychologist 0116 305 5100 or via email on  .

Please contact Nick Durbin, Programme Director, University of Nottingham on 0115 846 2742 or via email to discuss the Professional Practice Tutor secondment opportunity, informally.

This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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