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Educational Psychologist

Education - Non School

Educational Psychology

Salford City Council

M28 2LY

Educational Psychologist
Grade: Soulbury A scale, £39,062 - £48,383 + 2 SPA
Working Hours: 36 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent

About us
Salford Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is looking for a number of talented practitioners to enhance our innovative and supportive team.

Salford EPS has an influential role in the development and implementation of council policy and strategy and is highly valued. The service is a successful partially traded service that has a range of contracts and commissioners. Salford has a partnership arrangement with Tameside and there are opportunities to work across both areas. We have good links with neighbouring Local Authorities, providing opportunities for joint development sessions.

Salford Educational Psychology Service has good relationships with the children and young people, families, schools and services that we support. Educational Psychologists are encouraged to apply psychology creatively in order to contribute to Salford City Council priority areas.

We are looking for:
• Educational Psychologists that are committed to offer the highest of quality service to Salford children and young people, families, schools, services and the local authority
• an ability to apply psychology creatively in order to maximise impact and contribute to Salford City Council priority areas
• dynamic and hardworking team players that are able to work both independently and part of a team
• psychologists that are good generalists in the first instance with interests and experiences from a range of areas
• fully qualified and HCPC registered Educational Psychologists but we welcome applicants in training

You can expect:
• induction package for new starters
• professional Supervision
• access to service resources
• a professional and supportive group of colleagues from within the service and the authority as a whole
• Continuous Professional Development opportunities
• Opportunities to be involved in research and projects.
• IT support with email and internet access
• administrative support

This advert will remain open for the Autumn term and applicants will be considered and invited for interview on application.

For further details, or an informal chat, please contact Claire Jackson, Principal Educational Psychologist (0161 778 0476/ 07738754898)
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Please be aware that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £44.00. The payment for this will be deducted from your first four months’ salary payments at a rate of £11.00 per month. If you do not commence employment for any reason but the DBS has been processed, you will be sent an invoice for the payment of £44.00.

Please be aware overseas checks will be required if you have lived or worked abroad continuously or in total for 3 months or more over the last 5 years, or 12 months or more over the last 10 years, whilst aged 16 or over. For more information, please visit  

About your benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment and have the opportunity to work and grow in a values based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do. We promote a positive permission culture, empowering you to make a difference. Your opinions matter to us and you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel, pension and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition to this we offer a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.

Continuous service commitment
New employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester, which include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester, as well as many others.

Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work  

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at

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