West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

Educational Psychologist

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £38,865 to £57,544 per annum plus 3 SPA Points (Educational Psychologists Soulbury Scale A)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
26/06/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you an experienced and dedicated Educational Psychologist looking for a new challenge? West Berkshire Council is seeking an Educational Psychologist to join our Education Services Service and make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people in our community.

Reporting to the Senior Educational Psychologist, you will play a key role in providing high-quality psychological services to schools and other educational settings. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting assessments and providing interventions to support the educational, emotional, and social development of children and young people.
  • Collaborating with teachers, parents, and other professionals to promote inclusive practices and positive outcomes for learners.
  • Offering consultation and advice on a range of issues, such as behaviour management and special educational needs.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to improve educational provision.

To excel in this role, you should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Qualified and registered as an Educational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Extensive experience in delivering psychological services within an educational context.
  • Strong assessment and intervention skills, with the ability to apply a range of psychological theories and frameworks.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, enabling effective collaboration with stakeholders at all levels.
  • A commitment to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in education.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

This role is fixed term until March 2025 – Backfill for secondment.

This post is a Sensitive Post for the purpose of the Local Government Housing Act 1989 and the post-holder is therefore restricted from engaging in any prescribed political activities. In summary, this means that you are prohibited from holding political office and from involvement in any political activity within or outside the workplace. Full details of the restrictions can be found in the Council’s Policy and Guidance on Politically Restricted Posts.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Catherine Wilkes, Senior Educational Psychologist, on 01635 519459 or email cate.wilkes@westberks.gov.uk.

West Berkshire Council is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to our dedicated and passionate team at West Berkshire Council.

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

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This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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