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Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: C/S/21/161763
  • Published: Fri 13/08/2021, 9:50 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/09/2021, 23:54 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £54,959 - £57,209 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hemel Hempstead , Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist

Deputy Principal Educational Psychologists

Based in Hertford or Hemel Hempstead

Soulbury Scale B Point 5-7 (plus up to 3 SPAs)

Permanent – 37 hours per week

Relocation package available


If you are a confident, forward-thinking Educational Psychologist with the ability to add to our outstanding service, please contact us!


Due to promotion, we are looking for 2 Deputy Principal Educational Psychologists to further develop our service and promote children and young people’s educational outcomes. This role includes managing one of our four teams of Educational Psychologists that form Hertfordshire Educational Psychology Service.


If you are a leading qualified Educational Psychologist, registered with the HCPC, come and join our innovative, dynamic and reflective service to support our work on behalf of Hertfordshire’s children and young people.


We offer:

  •     Up to 36 days annual leave (pro rata)
  •     Additional Market Forces payment of £3,000 (FTE) pa, paid in two instalments
  •     Excellent development opportunities
  •     Varied programme of regular CPD opportunities: Learning Sets, professional networking & development, Service, County and external events
  •     High quality supervision and peer support
  •     Flexibility of working practices, including the ability to work from home or touch-down bases across the county
  •     Dedicated EP team based administrative support
  •     Excellent ICT resources and support
  •     Free parking
  •     A varied workforce, including Principal EP, Deputy Principal EPs, Senior EPs, Trainee EPs, Psychology Assistants, Support from the Data, Performance & Quality Management Team ( Shared Services) and Support Officers
  •     Good transport links to our sites
  •     Relocation package – terms apply
  •     Salary exchange for additional benefits e.g. annual leave
  •     Shopping discounts
  •     Support and wellbeing schemes

We value:

  •     Work/life balance and staff wellbeing
  •     A consultative service delivery through positive working relationships with schools and parents/carers
  •     Opportunities to participate in and lead on countywide initiatives e.g. with Mental Health services
  •     Being part of a broad multi-disciplinary integrated local team, working closely with SEN Officers, Partnership working with colleagues to shape strategic direction of service
  •     Specialist Advisory Services, and Attendance Officers
  •     Strong links with university courses
  •     Prioritisation of professional and peer supervision
  •     Keeping up to date with, and contributing to, research and evidence-based practice
  •     Whole service collaboration to develop our Service to promote positive outcomes for children and young people


Application closing date:   Midnight Sunday 26th September 2021

Interview date: Friday 8th October 2021


For an informal discussion please contact either Naina Cowell, Principal EP (East) on 01438 844430 or Melanie Flay, Principal EP (West) on 07536079300.