Devon Educational Psychology Service
Babcock Learning and Development Partnership
We are pleased to be recruiting:
Maingrade Educational Psychologists
Salary range: £42,025 to £54,912
Permanent Full-time contracts
Part time working considered
Senior Educational Psychologists:
Salary range: £55,158 to £63,149
East Devon - Full-time
North Devon - 0.6 full-time equivalent
Interview Dates: 7th and 9th March 2022
We welcome applications from fully qualified and experienced EPs and Trainee EPs in their final year of training.
The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) has opportunities for talented and creative Educational Psychologists (EPs) to join our large and friendly service. We are expanding due to high demand for specialist work from our close partners in Devon County Council and the success of our traded work.
What do you need to know about our EPS and the roles?
All EPs in the service have the opportunity to be involved in a range of specialist and project work. This work is aimed at improving life chances for vulnerable children and young people, including Children in Care, previously looked after children, children at risk of exclusion and their families. We have a number of initiatives to support the emotional health and wellbeing agenda, including our Attachment Based Mentoring Programme and Relational Policy and Practice work which are delivered both locally and nationally.
We are the key provider of co-produced psychological advice for statutory assessments on behalf of Devon County Council. Our EPs are offered a wide range of contemporary assessment resources, plus support from a team of psychology assistants dedicated to supporting statutory work. In addition, most schools in the county commission us to provide traded educational psychology services which are delivered via our consultation model. We have a reputation for providing high quality supervision to school staff.
We are growing our distributed leadership approach across the service, so that all EPs can contribute and progress their leadership skills. Senior EPs lead and manage an area team of EPs, a Psychology Assistant and TEPs and are part of the Senior Leadership Group (SLG). Our leadership approach is dynamic and compassionate, based on strong psychological models and principles. All SEPs are encouraged and supported to complete leadership training designed for EPs.
Local SEND and Inclusion Context
Having been successfully outsourced through a Joint Venture Partnership, the EPS is now in the process of transitioning back into Devon County Council, by July 2022. This is an exciting time and the EPS is at the heart of aspirational strategic planning with partners for the future of SEND and Inclusion in Devon. We have re-set our EPS vision to maximise the opportunities for our Devon communities to benefit from educational psychology support through this change. Our focus is on being a thriving EPS, delivering a relevant offer and investing in the service future.
Why come and work with us?
The EPS in Devon is a well-established, lively and thriving EP community. We're made up of EPs at all stages of our career, who have a passion for using and applying psychology, to make a difference in educational contexts.
Recently we've been joined by EPs who have re-evaluated their priorities, and have been re-invigorated by the changes they've been able to make by living and working in Devon.
- You will join a supportive and welcoming team, who enjoy working together
- All EPs have individual high quality supervision, separate from line-management
- We have a reputation for innovative practice, with every EP having opportunities to be involved in specialist and project work
- The service is very well regarded by schools as reflected in high levels of traded buy-in
- Close links with the Doctoral training course at Exeter University
- You will have a strong CPD programme, individualised for your interests and needs
- We offer a competitive salary with a clear progression structure*
- IT support is excellent allowing remote and paperless working
- Flexible working and home working is part of normal practice
- Annual leave allowance is generous and can be taken throughout the year
- The EPS has a clear vision and a bright future
To find out more about the Educational Psychology Service please visit our website on
An enhanced DBS with ABL and CBL check is required for this post.
Please note that Babcock LDP is a private sector employer and is not covered by the 'Modification Order' and therefore local government service is not recognised for continuous service purposes. .
Applicants must be professionally qualified and registered with the HCPC.
Applicants must hold a full current driving licence and have access to a vehicle for regular business use.
*Applicants should note that this post is on Babcock terms and conditions and not Soulbury.
This position will require completion of an application form.
If you are thinking of making a move - or are interested in working as part of our vibrant EPS then please contact Principal Educational Psychologist, Dr Jane Williams or Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist, Dr Rachel Hearn for an informal conversation.