Assistant Director, Principal Educational Psychologist

Up to £78,549 plus relocation support
08 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

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.

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