Be part of a successful and thriving Educational Psychology Service. We are building new futures; inclusion, learning and well-being for all.
Bracknell Forest is a small, unitary authority easily accessible from London, Southampton and the West with good communications, an expanding population and opportunities to work in both urban and rural settings. Bracknell provides an ideal blend of a newly developed town centre bordered by woodland countryside with all the benefits that it can bring to health and wellbeing.
In Bracknell Forest Educational Psychology Service, we creatively apply psychology in collaboration with the community to facilitate positive change. We have a successful traded model and schools subscribe to an SLA that establishes consultation as a core element of our service delivery. Schools are buying direct packages of support and training, and with over 80% of schools trading, we have significantly increased our income. Our excellent reputation and the new flexible purchasing model mean that we now need more EPs to help deliver our traded service to schools.
What it’s like working in our team…
As an Educational Psychologist in Bracknell you will work in a stable, close knit, friendly and supportive team that is highly regarded by our LA colleagues and within our schools and settings. You will have guaranteed supervision from experienced colleagues and the opportunity to meet in small groups for peer supervision and regular professional development. We are committed to providing our EPs with a balance of work between statutory and traded, as well as the opportunity to develop specialisms, or carry out regular work in support of other important LA teams.
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…
You will promote the healthy emotional development and learning of children and young people through the application of psychology at the individual, group and systemic levels, with a range of stakeholders. In doing so, you are expected to work collaboratively with C&YP, families, school staff, multi-disciplinary professionals, and council officers, providing consultancy, support and psychological advice as appropriate. There will be opportunity and support to develop your own professional interests and promote excellent practice across and beyond the service.
The benefits you will experience are…
As well as nurturing your growth and development as an EP, in Bracknell Forest you will have access to other important job-related benefits and facilities, including:
- An agile work style and opportunities to work remotely.
- A modern open plan workspace with state-of-the-art meeting facilities and access to parking. The office is close to the regenerated town centre.
- London Fringe allowance.
- Full reimbursement of your HCPC and one other professional subscription (AEP or BPS).
- Essential car user allowance and monthly lump sum payment.
- An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.
- Your own Dell ‘Ultrabook’ touch screen laptop and smart phone.
- A commitment to remain on Soulbury pay and conditions.
- A commitment to CPD.
- Internal sports and social club opportunities.
- Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
What we’re looking for…
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants seeking part-time positions are welcome to apply.
Closing date: Friday 12th March.
Interview to be held: WB Monday 22th March.
Want to ask us a question?
For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role. Please contact:
We would be delighted to receive telephone enquiries from those interested in working in our team. Please call 01344 354016 and ask to speak to Nicola Lawrence, Principal Educational Psychologist, Rosie Thomasson or Alastair Lidster, Senior Educational Psychologists.
As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.
How to Apply
Please apply online (see below).
It is important that you read the Application Pack before you apply for this job. It contains information that you will need to refer to when applying. Not referring to this information is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children and adults at risk must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.