Deputy Principle Educational Psychologist

Location Essex
Discipline: Educational Psychology
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Finley Chatfield
Contact email:
Job ref: J5628

We are delighted to announce that we have a fantastic opportunity for an Deputy Education Psychologist, With scope for managerial and operational work, alongside assessments to join a council in Essex. 


Job Details:

Work Load: Full-time Hybrid role 

Contract Type: Permanent

Pay rate:£62,000 - £65,235


Job Summary

Our client is looking for a permanent Deputy Principle Educational Psychologists. The role includes working in a team of deputy EPs to tackle complex, early intervention cases. The Local Authority are looking for someone who is creative and can think outside the box to develop business strategies for the Educational Psychology department. They are offering flexible work through a hybrid work structure. The successful candidate will be expect to attend face to face meetings at least 2 times per month. They will also have previous supervision experience and help Educational Psychologist with their cases.  

This Local Authority is also able to provide up to £8,ooo in a relocation package for anyone looking to move into the area. 


The Opportunity:

  • As one of four quadrant DPEPs, you will work alongside DPEP colleagues, colleagues from other teams within Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and the wider Education Directorate, as well as leading a quadrant team of Education Psychologists (EPs) and assistant EPs.
  • You will be committed to meaningfully applying psychology to enable the systems (schools/settings, families, communities) supporting children and young people.
  • DPEPs are responsible for the direct operational management and professional support of quadrant team members, ensuring that all colleagues are enabled to practise effectively, efficiently, and with professional integrity.
  • DPEPs are also key contributors to the strategic development of the service and wider work in the Local Authority.


The Offer:

There is an excellent continuing professional development programme which includes eight whole-service Continuous Personal Development (CPD) days and four personal CPD days (pro-rata) each year. This includes an annual two-day Projects and Research conference with presentations from innovative national and regional speakers as well as updates on research projects from within the service.  The service has excellent links with university training programmes, with a number of EPs in the service as well as academic and professional tutors.


We are looking for candidates who:

  • are eligible for Graduate membership with the British Psychological Society (GMBPsS);
  • hold a Doctorate or a Masters degree in Professional Educational Psychology;
  • are registered with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist or will be eligible for registration with the HCPC at the end of their training;
  • have a good understanding of relevant legislation and evidence-based approaches and interventions; and
  • are committed to applying psychology to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Essex.


Essential Candidate Criteria

Qualifications needed: Doctorate in Educational Psychology

Professional Registration: HCPC

Right to work in the UK

Enhanced DBS

Blackstone Benefits

✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Framework Rates

✅Informed tailored career advice

✅Personalised job alerts

✅Unlimited referral bonus

✅Prompt payroll


For further information on this role, please contact Finley Chatfield at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.