Educational Psychologist 61389
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Department of Children’s Services - Educational Psychology


Educational Psychologists  


Soulbury EP A Scale 3 - 8 (including additional market forces supplement) plus up to 3  SPAs

Plus generous Relocation Package (terms and conditions apply)


Hours: 37 hours per week, based at Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford

This post is only open to Bradford Council Employees who are on Established or Fixed Term Contract because the Council has to consider employment opportunities for its workforce.

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.  

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

As an EP in Bradford you will provide a full range of services to schools and other partners. In addition you will have protected time to contribute to the ‘All Bradford’s Children’ agenda. We welcome applications from qualified EPs who are keen to use psychology in its widest sense to improve outcomes for all children.  Trainee Educational Psychologists in Y2 or 3 are also welcome to apply.

There’s a lot going on in Bradford and we want great psychologists to be involved.  To learn more about the roles, department and what a great place Bradford is to live and work, follow this link: Team Bradford.


Bradford Local Authority has a strong tradition of supporting and valuing its educational psychologists. The EP team is leading on the development of ‘My Support Plan’ and the development of a SEND review process to embed the use of the graduated approach to meeting SEN.


As with most LAs, Bradford has seen an increase in requests for EHC Assessment. We have worked with our SEN team to manage this and now have a system whereby EP advice is presented at ‘Joint Assessment Meetings’, reducing the burden of producing multiple statutory reports.


In addition to this, the EP team is driving a district wide strategy to improve outcomes for all children in Bradford.  The ‘All Bradford’s Children’ project is based on using psychology and evidence based interventions to improve teaching and learning across the city. This development allows EPs to break out of the narrow SEN focus and use their skills to their upmost.


Our EPs are supported to extend and develop their skills. We are currently training a cohort of EPs to use Video Interactive Guidance (VIG) and we have provided opportunities to attend local and national conferences including ‘Visible Learning’ and the DECP conference.


The team is based in the very heart of Bradford, in newly refurbished accommodation with dedicated desk space and meeting rooms. It has good ICT facilities with office based and remote access to electronic files, e-mail and internet. We have flexible, family friendly working arrangements and there are opportunities to progress your career through a structured SPA system.


Bradford itself is an amazing and beautiful city. It is easily accessible from neighbouring local authorities and offers great outdoor opportunities in the nearby Dales and surrounding areas. A generous relocation package is available.


All applicants must be professionally qualified and HCPC registered

For further information or a confidential discussion about any of the roles please contact Ruth Dennis  on 01274 439444 or email

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post

Closing date:  18th January 2019
Interviews will take place on 22nd January 2019


Please find Job Profile attached:  Educational Psychologist - JP.pdf