Educational Psychologists
Hertfordshire County Council
Hertford, GB
4d ago

Educational Psychologists

Various Based in Hertfordshire

£40,949 - £50,139 pa + market forces payment

Full Time / Part Time / Variable hours available

Permanent / Variable contracts

We are looking to extend our workforce of outstanding, innovative and creative Educational Psychologists.

Do you want to be part of a large and vibrant EP service that directly impacts the life outcomes of Hertfordshire’s children and young people?

If yes, we would like to meet with you. Come and join our large, innovative, dynamic and reflective service and support our work on behalf of Hertfordshire’s children and young people (0-25 years).

In Return We offer :

  • Up to 36 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Additional Market Forces payment of £3000 (pro rata) paid over 2 payments per year. Terms apply
  • SEND Support’ intervention through a Consultation model of service delivery
  • Regular CPD opportunities : Learning Sets, professional networking & development, Service, County and external events, reflective supervision and Quality Assurance activities
  • Opportunities to participate in countywide initiatives, such as policies on dyslexia, promoting well-being, and embedding the SCERTS framework
  • Team desks and storage, with flexible EP team based administrative support
  • Being part of a broad multi-disciplinary integrated local team, working closely with SEND Officers, Early Years Practitioners, Specialist Teachers, and Attendance Officers
  • Free parking
  • Strong links with university courses
  • A varied workforce, including Principal Education Psychologists, Deputy Principal Educational Psychologists, Senior EPs, Trainee EPs, Psychology Assistants, and Admin Support Officers
  • Relocation package if eligible (quick access from Hertfordshire to London by train from all team areas)
  • We value :

  • Work / life balance and staff wellbeing
  • Flexibility of working practices
  • Prioritisation of professional and peer supervision
  • Keeping up to date with, and contributing to, research and evidence-based practice
  • Staff views and collaboration to develop our Service to promote the impact made to children and young people’s life outcomes
  • For further information or you would like informal chat please email

    We will contact you within 2 weeks of your application to confirm whether you will be invited to interview.

    It's a privilege... I can think and work creatively and collaboratively to meet the needs of Hertfordshire’s children and young people.

    Each day brings new opportunities.There's a strong emphasis on professional development here, and quality supervision has enabled me to continue to grow as a psychologist.

    With children of my own, I also appreciate Hertfordshire County Council's approach to ensuring a healthy work / life balance.

    Dr. Jonathan Moore, Senior Educational Psychologist

    Working as an EP in Herts, I enjoy being able to use a consultation model with parents and school staff.I value the support and reassurance I receive from my EP colleagues, who provided informal peer supervision whenever I needed it, both during the 2 years of my training at Hertfordshire and during my newly qualified year, which I have just finished.

    My experience as a trainee was wholly positive... careful planning and regular supervision strengthened and extended my formulations.

    Dr. Nicole Salisbury, Educational Psychologist

    Essential Criteria

  • Qualified (to Doctorate level or equivalent qualification), HCPC registered, Educational Psychologists.
  • The ability to converse easily with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential.
  • Regular access to a car is required, so you can travel to assessments in the community and meetings at other sites.
  • Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this.

    This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information

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