Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist / Academic and Professional Tutor

Collegiate House

Job Type: Permanent Fixed Term

Closing Date: 24th October 2019

Job Reference: LCC00657

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Job role

Leicester City Psychology Service are looking for a reflective and successful practitioner to provide the creative link between training and practice.

This post combines practice as a Senior Practitioner in Leicester City with a full range of Academic and Professional Tutorial functions with Trainee Educational Psychologists, as part of the doctoral training programme at the University of Nottingham.

You will be responsible for the development, co-ordination and delivery of teaching of allocated taught modules and providing support to trainee educational psychologists, contributing to the profile of Educational Psychology profession and training through research, publication, lectures, projects etc.

You will work as an EP with schools, colleges and other providers of education, assessing children’s educational, behavioural, emotional, social and general development, whilst maintaining accurate records of work with regards to children and young people, school visits, parents/carers and other agencies.

What you will need

You will need an Honours Degree in Psychology (or a recognised equivalent), along with recognised post-graduate training in educational psychology.

You will have knowledge and experience of a wide range of techniques for psychological assessment of children and young people and knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and guidance affecting the LA’s schools and children; especially in relation to special educational needs.

You will have experience of contributing to teaching, training, development using a variety of methods and styles applicable to adults.

You will be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and be subject to Enhanced DBS check.

Additional information

The post is permanent 0.5fte Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist and 0.5fte secondment as Academic and Professional Tutor at the University of Nottingham (renewable annually).


Your salary is: £46,607 - £51,822 Soulbury B 3-6 (+ up to 3 SPAs). 

At the University of Nottingham you will contribute to teaching, research, supervision, academic and professional tutoring and support the development and delivery of the Doctorate in Applied Educational Psychology (Professional Training). In Leicester City you will undertake 0.5fte of an Educational Psychologist’s regular work, liaising with schools and participating in preventative and development work / specialist areas.

The service is dedicated to the application of psychology supported through regular structured supervision and team meetings.

For informal enquiries please contact:
Dr Paul Riddick, Senior Educational Psychologist on 0116 454 5470 about the Leicester service.
Dr Nick Durbin, Programme Director on (0115) 846 7242 or (0115) 846 8577 about the University of Nottingham.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.

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