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Area Senior Education Psychologist

Employer
North Yorkshire Council
Location
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Salary
£56,540 - £61,848 plus access to up to 3 SPA points recruitment
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Job Details

The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a range of bases across North Yorkshire, as well as working from home. We provide exceptional technology, providing all the equipment to support home based working to ensure efficiency, and effective service delivery. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Educational Psychologist to join the leadership team of our small but quickly expanding psychology service. We have a clear vision within the Inclusion Service which values the EP team and the role of the Educational Psychologist in working proactively.  We are now seeking a Senior Educational Psychologist to help shape the direction of our service.

The Senior EP will lead and develop practice within the Harrogate/ Skipton/ Craven locality, developing relationships with locality partners and settings. They will have opportunity to shape work within their area, and develop both strategic and operational practice.  They need to be creative and committed to inclusive, person-centred practices to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in North Yorkshire.

We offer:

  • Friendly, supportive colleagues with a breadth of interests and experiences
  • A commitment to Continuing Professional Development
  • Commitment to supervision and team wellbeing through protected time
  • Family friendly leave and a generous annual leave offer
  • Hybrid working with flexible working practices and hours.
  • Generous relocation scheme - up to £8,000
  • A commitment to promoting psychology that makes a difference.

We are seeking a psychologist who :

·       Has a strong commitment to systemic working.

·       Demonstrates a reflective and flexible approach

·       Has a collaborative and inclusive approach to working as a team.

·       Has excellent interpersonal skills and is committed to relational practices.

·       Wants to make a difference

Applications are welcomed from experienced candidates who are either Senior EPs already or  seeking their first opportunities in leadership.

For further information about education psychology roles at North Yorkshire, please visit our Educational Psychology opportunities page.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Karen Jessup Principal Educational Psychologist on Karen.Jessup@northyorks.gov.uk 

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From the 1st April 2023 the eight district, borough and county councils in North Yorkshire merge to form the new Council, serving 611,000 residents.

The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

With a brand new Council, newly elected members, the prospect of a new combined authority as well as its’ first ever mayor, North Yorkshire is on the cusp of a new dawn. The county already has firm foundations - a strong culture and identity which is rich in heritage; thriving communities where the people and places are resilient and innovative; beautiful scenery with stunning landscapes, quaint villages, market and coastal towns; plus the vibrant cities of York and Leeds just on the doorstep.  This amazing county combines the best of the traditional and the modern, and is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in the UK.  North Yorkshire is a great place to live, work and do business.

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