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Educational Psychologists

Salary: £42,811 - £52,440 per annum (Soulbury Scale A 3-8 - newly qualified EPs will start at pay point 5) | Plus up-to 3 SPA points (previously awarded SPA points will be honoured)

Full-time & Part-time posts available 

Work Locations across Kent

If you are an experienced Educational Psychologist, recently qualified or in your final year of Doctoral training and are passionate about making a difference for children and young people then we would like to hear from you. 

Educational psychologists joining Kent EP Service are rewarded with a generous financial package that includes a “golden hello” of £2000 and an annual retention payment of £3000. There are also relocation expenses of up to £8000 payable for those moving to Kent.  

We offer flexible working arrangements supported by a laptop and smartphone, structured induction, highly regarded CPD opportunities, individual and peer group supervision and the support of an excellent dedicated administrative team. 

We are a partially traded service, which is open and responsive to new ideas and contributions from all members of the service. We are an effective, creative, friendly team of highly supportive colleagues, who will make you feel welcome.  Educational psychologists joining Kent EPS have opportunities to engage in a range of innovative, evidence-based work with schools e.g. video interaction guidance, Emotional Literacy Support Assistants’ training, webinars as well as providing statutory EP advice for the local authority. 

We are passionate about finding new ways of delivering our training, traded and statutory work which provides a better experience for children and young people, parents/carers and professionals. We are proud to have developed several innovative interventions and to have published associated research undertaken by members of the Service.  You will have the opportunity to undertake a range of core, traded and statutory work and be able to develop your practice with a focus on gaining specialisms and expertise to support career development and positive outcomes for our children and young people.

We have opportunities available across Kent.  Work base locations can be discussed at interview.  If you would like to be part of a creative, innovative Service then we would welcome an application from you.  

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

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This advert will run until midnight on Sunday 23rd April.  We will arrange interviews at a mutually convenient time, as and when applications are received.  We are seeking to appoint X 4fte main grade EPs at this time and will appoint applicants during the period of recruitment.  This advert may be withdrawn before the advertised closing date if positions are filled before this time.

Contact Details

For more information regarding the Service, please click here.  Alternatively for an informal chat please contact Alison Farmer, Principal Educational Psychologist, by emailing or Dan Jones, Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist by emailing – or alternatively call us on: 03000 422698. 

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

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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