Educational Psychologist

Job Description

Educational Psychologist

Totnes, Barnstaple, Exeter

Salary range: £40,392 to £52,799

About the role

Babcock Learning and Development Partnership is looking to recruit skilled, creative and enthusiastic Educational Psychologists to join our large and friendly service.

We work in close partnership with Devon County Council to provide psychological services to all schools in Devon through specialist consultation, advice and support. Most schools in the county also commission us to provide traded services.

In addition, Devon County Council commissions a range of specialist work from us, for example to improve outcomes for Children in Care, adopted children and their families, children and young people with ASD, and those with complex needs. There are a number of initiatives in place to support the emotional health and wellbeing agenda and all EPs in the service have the opportunity to be involved in specialist areas of work. There are further opportunities for collaborative working with advisory teachers and other colleagues in our Learner Services teams.

Why should you come and work for us?

  • You will join a supportive and welcoming team, with access to high quality supervision
  • We have a reputation for innovative practice, with every EP having opportunities to be involved in specialist and project work
  • The service is very well regarded by schools as reflected in high levels of traded buy-in
  • There are close links with the Doctoral training course at Exeter University
  • You will have access to CPD opportunities
  • We offer a competitive salary with a clear progression structure
  • IT support is excellent allowing remote and paperless working
  • Flexible working and home working is part of normal practice
  • Leave can be taken throughout the year and additional days can be accrued via TOIL.

What do I need to do the role?

You will have an Honours degree in psychology or equivalent, and a recognised professional qualification in educational psychology (masters or doctorate).

You will also hold qualified teacher status (DfE recognised -applicable only to educational psychologists who completed training prior to 2006) and demonstrable teaching experience of at least 2 years including experience of work with children and young people in the 0 - 25 years age range.

What else do I need to know?

This role may be considered for flexible working.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

Company Information

Babcock Education is the largest integrated education support service provider in the UK.

Babcock Education combines the best commercial practice with the values and principles of the public sector, working with schools and settings, extended services, local authorities, colleges, government departments and agencies to improve the life chances of all children and young people. Our long term strategic partnerships enable learners, teachers and communities to fulfil their potential through world-class education.

Babcock is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To find out more about the EPS at babcock LDP, please visit our website on

Application Guidance

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If you experience difficulties please visit our careers website. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Closing date: 14/11/2019

Job reference: 27012