Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Educational Psychologist

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

Soulbury Educational Psychologist A Scale, Points 3 – 8, £42,075 - £51,538 per annum, with up to an additional 3 SPA points for those eligible to apply

Newcastle City Council: Children, Education and Skills Directorate

Educational Psychology Service: Educational Psychologist

Newcastle Educational Psychology Service is seeking to appoint to a 1.0 FTE permanent Educational Psychologist post.

You will join a well regarded and expanding team, currently consisting of 14.6 FTE EPs. The service is highly valued by schools and settings and has a very high level of requests for traded work. The Service is also funded to provide a level of core activities aimed at supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, including children in care, those from International New Arrival families and those involved with the Youth Justice Service. All Educational Psychologists in the team, work at both a statutory level and at preventative and early intervention levels and have the opportunity to develop specialisms and areas of interest. The Service has good links with Newcastle University and currently hosts a Year 2 doctoral trainee.

Applications are welcome from colleagues wishing to work either full time or part time. In addition, applications are welcomed both from fully qualified colleagues and doctoral trainee Educational Psychologists who are due to finish their training course in the summer 2022.

Two of our most recently appointed Educational Psychologists have said:

• I really love the great team spirit and how welcoming everyone has been. It really feels like a strong team who can pull together.

• There are plenty of opportunities to engage in a wide range of meaningful project work.

• I feel that the combination of opportunities and support has enabled me to produce what I consider to be some of my best work as a psychologist.

• It feels as though you have the freedom to work the way you want to work.

If this sounds like a service you would like to join, please feel free to contact Lara Lillico, Educational Psychology Service Manager or Sarah Woodburn, Deputy Educational Psychology Service Manager at or to arrange an informal discussion.

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.


Closing date:

4 November 2021

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