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Educational Psychologist /Educational Psychologist & Academic... Bournemouth

BCP Council

BCP Council Bournemouth United Kingdom

1 week ago

This is an exciting opportunity to have a joint role as an Educational Psychologist & an Academic Professional Tutor (APT) at the University of Southampton. You would be seconded from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) to the University via a one-year secondment renewable annually for 0.2fte, working the other 0.8fte at BCP, building up to at least 0.4fte APT in future years.

Soulbury A 3-8 ( £42,811 to £52,440) plus up to 3 SPA points (previous SPA pts will be honoured).

37 hours per week (full-time permanent). Part-time applicants will also be considered.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Educational Psychology Service provides a highly rated and well-valued service to children and young people and has a strong focus on developing and refining practice and extending our service portfolio. The service is well-regarded within the LA and with strategic partners who value the distinctive contribution of the Educational Psychology Service and its positive person-centred... ethos.

Educational Psychologists in BCP have the opportunity to practice psychology in a range of ways including traded work with schools and contributions to area-wide and multi-agency funded projects and training. All team members are also able to develop a Lead EP Role in an area of special interest. We are committed to early intervention and lead in the promotion of inclusion and the implementation of the Graduated Response across BCP. We have strong links with universities and training providers in the region and use these connections to support our evidence-based practice.

You will receive regular supervision and have the opportunity to take part in a range of CPD opportunities. You will access excellent, dedicated administrative support and up-to-date technology to support your practice including a laptop and smartphone. The council offers flexible working arrangements and virtual working options are in place to facilitate remote working where practical.  Schools can be matched to provide optimal efficiency for travel and there is accessible reduced-price city-centre parking. You will also be able to access a significant relocation package of up to £8,000, subject to criteria being met.

As a coastal unitary authority, BCP is a wellbeing city region by the sea, where you can enjoy the best of a modern urban area as well as some of Europe’s best beaches, stunning countryside and close proximity to the New Forest. Its natural environment, beaches and green spaces means it has been awarded 23 blue flags and seaside awards, 24 green flags with a significant area of the authority protected by environmental designations . The appointee should have a doctorate in Educational Psychology (or a related area) and be registered with the HCPC as an Educational Psychologist.  Preferred candidates will currently be working as an educational psychologist and have experience in supervising trainee Educational Psychologists.


Further details about the Doctorate course at the University of Southampton can be found here

In terms of your role at the university you would be sharing responsibility for Year 3 with another tutor and have a role across the programme in terms of curriculum input, personal and thesis supervision, marking, external and internal examinations, attendance at team meetings and course development.

and for further detail regarding the APT element of the post please do contact Dr Sarah Wright, Programme Director ( [email protected] ) or Dr. B. Hartwell ( [email protected] )

For an informal discussion regarding the post, contact Vanessa Grizzle, Principal Educational Psychologist at [email protected] or; Dr. Joanna Bispham and Dr. Fiona Okai, Senior Educational Psychologists at  [email protected] ; [email protected] providing a contact number and convenient date/time.

Further information is available at

The appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance.  We are committed to equality and diversity
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