We are open to recruiting either a part time (minimum 3 days a week) or full-time permanent Senior Educational Psychologist
Are you looking to join a creative, friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team?
Do you want to deliver a high-quality psychological service to children and young people in Wandsworth?
If yes, then please consider applying for our Senior Educational Psychologist permanent post to help shape our innovative practice.
Who we are
The Schools and Community Psychology Service (SCPS) is a team of Psychologists, Trainee Psychologists and Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs). As part of Wandsworth Council, we are a key service contributing to work that aims to improve educational, social and mental health outcomes for children and young people living and being educated in Wandsworth.
The SCPS is committed to:
- Becoming an anti-racist team promoting diversity and inclusion and reducing barriers in society.
- Consultation as a model of service delivery
- Team wellbeing and team collaboration at all levels
- Fostering and encouraging team member's individual areas of professional interest
- A good balance of statutory, commissioned and project work across all levels of experience
- High quality psychology with an emphasis on ongoing professional development
- High quality psychological supervision and developing reflexivity through our various opportunities for group reflective space
- Promoting psychology at all strategic levels both in our work with others as well as in our work with each other
The role of a Senior EP will include a small amount of schoolwork with both commissioned and statutory casework, supervision of qualified EPs and TEPs (if needed), various strategic roles within the team as well as the wider Children's Services department.
We are interested in hearing from qualified, HCPC registered, Educational Psychologists with:
- Creative thinking and ideas for further developing and supporting a dynamic and multi-talented team.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience in leadership and psychological supervision
If you are interested in the role, please contact Theodora Theodoratou (Principal Educational Psychologist) on
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you'd like to explore.
We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative recruitment timeline
- Close date: 11:59pm on Sunday 9 th October 2022
- Shortlisting date: Week commencing 10 th October 2022
- Interview date: Week commencing 17 th October 2022
Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
At Wandsworth, we particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. We understand the value of what a diverse workforce brings to our local authority and therefore, strongly encouraging candidates from these backgrounds to apply to this position.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding.