Salary range: Soulbury Scale B 12-15 (£61,628 - £65,266) plus inner London weighting allowance (£3,182)
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
An Excellent Opportunity...
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Are you a dynamic forward thinking leader with drive and enthusiasm to lead Brent’s educational psychology service to meet the ongoing needs of Brent’s children and young people.
Your role is responsible for the effective delivery of psychological services to children, young people, families, schools and other settings. The role also contributes to the wider work of the Children and Young People service, to the Borough’s strategies for SEND and Inclusion and the ongoing development of traded services.
The ideal candidate will have experience in successfully leading a team of educational psychologists at a senior level in a Local Authority. One of the key objectives of this role is to lead the further development of traded services with schools, partners and other settings so experience of managing in this area is essential.
You will have excellent communication skills and a strong track record of working collaboratively with a wide range of schools, partners, children and young people and parents and carers. You will have strong management skills including people, performance and budgets and be proactive and responsive to change.
For an initial discussion about the role please contact/email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 15 September 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for an ‘Enhanced Children's Barred’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.