Bracknell Forest is a small, unitary authority accessible from London with good communications, an expanding population and opportunities to work in both urban and rural settings. Over the last 4 years our schools have subscribed to an SLA that established consultation as a core element of our service delivery.
If you come to work with us now you will be part of a team that are embarking on a new service delivery model, where schools are buying direct packages of support via an online Support Services to Schools Hub - Can (Do) - Bracknell. Within the current financial year, we have already doubled our income from trading, such is the demand from our schools and settings. Our excellent reputation and the new flexible purchasing model means that we now need more EPs to help deliver our traded service to schools.
As an EP 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 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. As an exemplar of this, our work supporting the Early Help Hub through complex case discussions was commended in a recent inspection of our Troubled Families programme by the Ministry of Housing and Communities & Local Government, who in a letter to our Chief Executive in April of this year noted: areas of good practice, such as your use of Complex Case Discussions with contributions from educational psychologists, who support your wider team and enable them to adopt a psychologically informed approach to their cases.
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:
- Your own Dell "Ultrabook" touch screen laptop and smart phone
- An agile work style that allows off site working, including 1 day a week working from home (pro-rated for part-time).
- A modern open plan workspace with state-of-the-art meeting facilities and access to free parking.
- 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.
- A commitment to remain on Soulbury pay and conditions.
We would be delighted to receive telephone enquiries and/or visits from those interested in working in our team. Please call 01344 354016 and ask to speak to Frank Glennon, Principal Educational Psychologist or any member of our team (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a panel interview (there will be no additional tasks). Qualified EPs interested in working with us on a sessional/associate basis should contact the PEP directly.
Closing date: Friday 12th July
Interviews: Thursday 18th July