Educational Psychologist
  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 6443
  • Published: Fri 15/05/2020, 6:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/08/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £43048 - £52258
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Charles Babbage House

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Educational Psychologist

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Educational Psychologists

Permanent, full time

Flexible working arrangements are considered, e.g. compressed hours, term time only contracts.

Salary: £43,048 to £52,258 (inclusive of outer London weighting)

Soulbury Scale A 3-8 Plus up to an additional 3 SPA points (existing SPA points will be honoured)

This post is open to:

  • Year 2 and Year 3 Trainee Educational Psychologists who will be completing their Doctoral programme by September 2020 and September 2021, respectively.

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 (the latter only applies to qualified EPs). The post is subject to a DBS.

“I have worked in Enfield EPS for many years. I have stayed for many reasons. The variety of work, the close relationships with school staff, the wonderful colleagues and the flexibility and autonomy that I have in my role are all so important and contribute not only to my commitment to the Service but also to my emotional and physical health and well-being. Everyone is so welcoming and the opportunities are fantastic! Please do apply, we would love you to join our friendly, supportive and highly valued team!”

Enfield Educational Psychologist

We have several posts that have become available, due to an increase in Local Authority commissioning and our trade with schools.

We welcome applications from Experienced EPs, Newly Qualified EPs and Trainee EPs who are due to complete their doctoral course by the 1st September 2020. In addition to generic posts, we have roles to fill in our autism teams and our Schools Emotional Wellbeing Service.

Enfield EPS values:

  • Work- life balance, staff wellbeing and nurturing talent
  • A consultation based service delivery mode
  • Excellent relationships with educational settings, partner services, Enfield’s SEN Service and parents/carers.
  • Close relationship with CAMHS
  • Strong links with university courses.
  • Opportunities to participate, innovate and deliver psychological input through:
    • Autism Advisory Service
    • Schools Emotional Wellbeing Service (SEWS) - providing therapeutic interventions

    • Early Years EP Team

    • Virtual school for Looked After Children

    • Youth Offending Unit

    • Mental Health Support Teams

    • Whole School Well-Being Chartermark (Sandwell)

    • Primary and Secondary Behaviour Support Services and PRU

    • Neurodevelopmental assessment in CAMHS

We offer:

  • A structured induction and high-quality supervision
  • Excellent peer support, including a structured consultant led peer group supervision
  • CPD and training opportunities
  • Excellent ICT facilities and accommodation
  • Dedicated administrative support to the EP & SEWS Team
  • Opportunities to develop specialist interests
  • Opportunities to develop leadership and management skills through various Council led initiatives, e.g. Women into Leadership


  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Flexible working arrangements – this includes working remotely, compressed hours, term time only contracts, flexi-time etc
  • Part time working – All full-time vacancies are open to part time working arrangements.
  • Relocation package – Up to £8,000
  • Cycle to work / bicycle hire scheme
  • Foster Carer Policy – to attend essential meetings and training to support their role as a foster carer
  • Premature Babies Policy – Recognises the additional challenges parents face following the birth of a premature baby

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 qualified EPs).

The successful applicants will be required to 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.
  • 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.
2. your CV which includes your full work history since leaving full time education.

Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

Closing and Interview Dates

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.

Interview date :TBC

Additional Information

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Suzy Francis (Principal Educational Psychologist/Head of Service Educational Psychology and Emotional Well Being), Dennis Guiney (Senior EP) or Jose Negrin (Clinical Lead) 020 8379 2000.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Elizabeth Anastasi on 020 8132 1615 or A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.

“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”.

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