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Assistant Director, Principle Educational Psychologist

Role Responsibility

Kent is an ambitious and highly influential county and a key part of the UK economy.  With the largest population of the English counties, over 450,000 of the 1.5 million people living in Kent are under 25.

In line with our commitments to give Kent’s children the best start in life; ensure that families get the right help and support when they need it; and to ensure every young person in Kent gets the education, skills, and experiences they need for a successful future, we are looking for an Assistant Director, Principal Educational Psychologist to join our leadership team.

The role

You will provide leadership to a large educational psychology service across Kent, ensuring there is county-wide consistency in the services we provide. Service innovation and development is at the heart of this role; to meet demand both now and in the future, you will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure our models of delivery work for our children, young people, and their families. Able to expertly balance the provision of statutory and traded services, the support from your teams will support schools and educational settings to raise achievement and deliver positive outcomes.

You will ensure Children, young people and their families are at the centre of what we do.

About you

This is a big job that requires ambition, energy, drive, and innovation. We are looking for a proven leader that understands how to work with others to achieve the best outcomes. As an expert in your field of educational psychology, you will have gained significant strategic management experience and be able to demonstrate your ability to both manage and meet demand. You will be comfortable managing large and complex budgets and be able to turn strategic planning into operational reality.

Not wanting to stand still, you will have the drive and ambition to ‘do things differently’, we are looking for a leader that is excited by challenge and someone that embraces opportunity.

We are committed to keeping our staff healthy and well, both in and out of work. This includes helping our staff achieve a positive work/life balance by providing flexible and agile working opportunities.  A relocation package is also available subject to qualifying criteria.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Contact Details

For more information, visit, or talk to our recruitment partners Frazer Thouard (07384 810 743), Delicia Coutinho (07741 264 892) or Rachel Cox (0113 205 6068) at GatenbySanderson.

About the Company

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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