Team: Educational Psychology
Job Family: Supporting Services
Roles Available: Educational Psychologists
EP Salary: £50,507 – £55,423 per annum pro rata - SPA points available
Hours: Full time in the first instance.
Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
Contract Type: Permanent and Fixed Term and contracts available.
Closing Date: Open advert - applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
More about the role:
Central Bedfordshire is a diverse area and is home to around 264,500 people, living in picturesque villages, hamlets and historic market towns and with great transport links – making it easy to get to and to get around. Our vision for 2021 is to continue to be a great place to live and work. It will be a place to prosper, a place to be proud of and a place to call home.
Our Council is a modern, financially stable and forward-thinking organisation with an efficient operating model. Recently described in an independent review as ‘an impressive Council’ we are only 35 minutes from London, but without the inner-city challenges and pressures.
In Children’s Services we pride ourselves in delivering great services to our children and families. Educational Psychology work is wide ranging and challenging as we work with early years education and care settings to meet children’s special educational needs.
Are you an Educational Psychologist with wide interests? Have you got broad experience in working with children and young people with additional educational needs?
We are looking for passionate and motivated people to join us and be members of our friendly, forward thinking, team as an experienced Educational Psychologist.
Experience and knowledge of child development and special educational needs, disabilities and the provision required to best meet their needs would be important and critical to the role. Good communication skills and the ability to manage a variety of daily challenges are essential. You will be part of an outstanding team who are passionate about the work they do and inspire others to create exceptional provisions.
What we offer:
- Competitive Pay & Benefits
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our reward package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
- Flexible and agile working arrangements. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. We will actively encourage you to manage work and personal commitments.
- A chance to learn and progress through SPAs.
- Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days.
- An option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave per year.
- An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'a great place to live and work’.
Please note this is on the Central Bedfordshire EP/A scale and not the Soulbury scale.
All candidates must be HCPC registered.
An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.
Safeguarding: Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records. Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
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