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Educational Psychologist

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:Soulbury Scale A 3-8 (+ SPA) 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF 


Closing date:27 January 2020 at midnight 

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 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
We are a friendly and skilled team of Educational Psychologist, currently organised into two virtual but co-located teams covering North and South Leicestershire. 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
  • Specialist commissioned work services such as Leicestershire Virtual School and locality-based multi-agency forums dedicated to building capacity and promoting inclusion in schools and early years settings
  • Central delivered training and capacity-building work including ELSA and other training developed by our Educational Psychologists
As our Service continues to grow, so too do opportunities to engage in other work 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's 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 EP's have access to local 'touchdown' bases across the County to reduce travel time and ICT equipment for mobile working
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check 
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Russell Hounslow (Senior Educational Psychologist) on 0116 305 5119 or at or Chris Atkinson (Principal Educational Psychologist) on 0116 305 5100 or at
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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