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Educational Psychologist

Bracknell Forest Council
£42,075 - £51,538 per annum plus £833 Fringe Allowance
Time Square, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
17/12/2020 at 23:55 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

We helped Shazia overcome her anxiety.  Now she’s really coming out of her shell.

Be part of a successful and thriving Educational Psychology Service.

We’re always looking for better ways of doing things. How can we make the most of our resources? Get vulnerable people back on their feet more quickly? Create new spaces our residents want to spend time in? These are just some of the things you could be looking at when you join us. You’re going to have a big impact on what we do, so you’ll be trusted to take ownership of your work. You’ll have time to immerse yourself in the community. To deliver better today. And to create a better tomorrow. We are building new futures; inclusion, learning and well-being for all!

It’s a challenging role. But you’ll have excellent support from your manager, and expert guidance on hand whenever you need it. You’ll also have the time to go above and beyond, along with the chance to express your ideas about how we can make our service even better.

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 an Educational Psychologist in Bracknell you will work in a stable, close knit, friendly and supportive team that is highly regarded by our LA colleagues and within our schools and settings. You will have guaranteed supervision from experienced colleagues and the opportunity to meet in small groups for peer supervision and regular professional development.  We are committed to providing our EPs with a balance of work between statutory and traded, as well as the opportunity to develop specialisms, or carry out regular work in support of other important LA teams.

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…

You will promote the healthy emotional development and learning of children and young people through the application of psychology, by working with and on behalf of individual and groups of children, with teachers and other adults in schools, with families, Council officers, other professionals and agencies. You will also provide consultancy, psychological advice and support to school staff and others.  

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…

We are looking for a qualified and experienced EPs and will also welcome applications from Trainee Educational Psychologists who are registered to practice with the HCPC from September 2020.

Interview date

Interviews will be held on 23 December 2020.

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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