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Principal Educational Psychologist

Bracknell Forest Council
£60,880 - £64,577 plus £833 fringe area allowance and £963 essential car user allowance
Time Square, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
04/12/2020 at 23:55 PM
Bracknell Forest Council


An opportunity to lead a successful and thriving Educational Psychology Service! Get great prospects for your future!

Bracknell Forest is a small, unitary authority easily accessible from London and Southampton with good communications, an expanding population and opportunities to work in both urban and rural settings.

In Bracknell Forest Educational Psychology Service, we aim to creatively apply psychology in collaboration with the community to develop new perspectives and facilitate positive change. We have a successful traded model and schools subscribe to an SLA that establishes consultation as a core element of our service delivery. Schools are buying direct packages of support via an online Support Services to Schools Hub – Can (Do) – Bracknell.  With over 80% of schools trading, we have significantly increased our income.  Our excellent reputation and the new flexible purchasing model mean that we now need more EPs to help deliver our traded service to schools.

Because we’re Bracknell Forest.

What it’s like working in our team…

As Principal Educational Psychologist in Bracknell you will lead an innovative, friendly and supportive team that is highly regarded by our LA colleagues and within our schools and settings.

The PEP will build on the upward trajectory and continue to widen the breadth and depth of the Educational Psychology Service income generation opportunities, by making a significant contribution to the innovation within the Educational Psychology Service and also the wider SEND & Inclusion portfolio.

Regular and effective supervision and CPD are provided to ensure high standards of practice are delivered and also to meet criteria for continued HCPC registration.

The benefits you will experience are…

As well as nurturing your growth and development as an EP, in Bracknell Forest you will have access to other important job-related benefits and facilities, including:

  • An agile work style that allows off site working, including 1 day a week working from home (pro-rated for part-time).
  • A modern open plan workspace with state-of-the-art meeting facilities and access to parking. The office is close to the regenerated town centre.
  • London Fringe allowance.
  • Full reimbursement of your HCPC and one other professional subscription (AEP or BPS).
  • Your own Dell ‘Ultrabook’ touch screen laptop and smart phone. 
  • Essential car user allowance and monthly lump sum payment.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.
  • A commitment to remain on Soulbury pay and conditions.
  • A commitment to CPD.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.

What we’re looking for…

An individual with extensive senior experience in a local authority EPS; the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills, strong partnership working, and innovative solutions to support service delivery.

Closing Date: Friday 4th December

Interviews will be held W/C:  Monday 14th December

Want to ask us a question?

We would be delighted to receive telephone enquiries from those interested in working in our team contact either Philip Stock, Principal EP (philip.stock@bracknell-forest.gov.uk) or Nicola Lawrence, Assistant Principal Educational Psychologist  (nicky.lawrence@bracknell-forest.gov.uk) to schedule a call.

As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.


Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below).

It is important that you read the Application Pack before you apply for this job. It contains information that you will need to refer to when applying. Not referring to this information is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children and adults at risk must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.

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