Educational Psychologist - Newly Qualified
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 10366
  • Published: Tue 12/10/2021, 12:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,234 - £53,860 (inclusive of 3 SPA points) per annum pro rata We offer an additional welcome payment of £4,000 (pro rata) paid in 2 instalments over the 1st year of employment – terms apply
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Educational Psychologist - Newly Qualified

Team: Educational Psychology Service 
Salary: £41,234 - £53,860 (inclusive of 3 SPA points) per annum pro rata

We offer an additional welcome payment of £4,000 (pro rata) paid in 2 instalments over the 1st year of employment – terms apply

Hours: Full-time/Part-time considered 

Base Location: Central Bedfordshire 

Contract Type: Permanent 
Closing Date:  Rolling advert - applications will be reviewed upon receipt
Interview Date:  Interviews will be arranged within 2 weeks of application 


More about the role:  

As we build the Educational Psychology Service to meet the growing needs of our community, we are looking for newly qualified or trainee Educational Psychologists (qualifying in 2022 or 2023), to bring their knowledge, enthusiasm and innovation to our already valued team. You will be joining a positive and supportive team and together we will achieve the best for our schools and families, where you can find your greatness! 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. 


We are looking for an Educational Psychologist who is ambitious for our children and young people and keen to apply a wide range of evidence-based interventions, psychological assessments, and research skills from an individual to council wide services. We value collaborative working and building relationships with our partner services, children and families.


You  will have opportunities to: 

  • Deliver Educational Psychology Services both statutory and non-statutory, through working with a range of schools, local settings and services. 

  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of training and interventions to schools, parents/carers, children and young people and other services. 

  • Achieve positive and sustainable change for children and young people by working with the adults most concerned about them. 

  • Work alongside Assistant Educational Psychologists who will support your work. 

  • Explore your areas of interest while meeting the needs of the council, through action research, participation projects and service user evaluations. 


You will need a recognised postgraduate qualification in Educational Psychology or will have this qualification when you join us, and meet the requirements for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and BPS chartered membership.  


We can offer you an excellent induction package, agile working, comprehensive IT package and high-quality support and development opportunities. We recognise the importance of staff wellbeing and job satisfaction and promote regular group and individual supervision. If you have a passion for making a difference, applying psychology and research to make a positive impact, find your greatness with us as we look forward to welcoming you into our team. 


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’. 



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. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community. 


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. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.  

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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