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We are looking for Educational Psychologists who want to make a positive difference to children’s lives.

Our current vacancies

About our service

“In West Northants Council, our Educational Psychology Service is instrumental in our child-centred approach to intervene early and improve the lives of children and families in our diverse communities. We have a number of innovative, research-based approaches within the service and across our local children’s partnership.

The leadership within the Council, from the Principal Educational Psychologist, Assistant Director for Education and other leaders believe in empowering staff to use their expertise, experience and passion in order to thrive in their role.

We are keen to recruit caring, driven professionals to support the evolution of the EP service and wider support network of specialists working with children.”
Ben Pearson – Assistant Director, Education
“The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is well regarded and strategically placed with a key role in the early intervention agenda from early years through to Post 16. Our staff are committed to improving the life chances of all children and young people and social inclusion work specifically focuses on those pupils at risk of exclusion and marginalisation due to social, emotional and mental health needs. We work collaboratively with families, staff from educational settings and other allied professionals and seek to empower others through a consultation model of service delivery. We place great importance on eliciting the voice of the child. The Emotional Literacy Support Assistant training and supervision programme and our centralised training offer contribute to capacity building for our educational settings across the county. 

The EPS values its staff and provides a comprehensive induction for new starters and opportunities for continuing professional development. Our recent areas of staff development have focused on executive functioning, consultation, therapeutic approaches, equality and diversity, and emotionally-based school avoidance.

The EPS is looking to expand further and have recently appointed two new specialist senior educational psychologists and four assistant educational psychologists.  We have close links with universities and host placements for trainee educational psychologists. We are inviting motivated psychologists to join us who are passionate about making a difference and contributing to service development to ensure we remain responsive to our community’s needs. We value innovation, evidence-based practice and research and are committed to a model of distributed leadership.”
Rachel Eastwood - Principal Educational Psychologist
“I joined West Northants as an EP just under a year ago, after coming from Australia where I trained and worked. From the start, I felt amazingly well supported and very valued, with a great induction package alongside excellent, regular supervision and fantastic peer support from the team. I have already had many opportunities to develop my skills and practice through great professional development in areas such as executive functioning, consultation model and critical incidents and through collaborative work with peers, for example Emotional Literacy Support Assistant training and supervision. 

The work-life balance has been great, with hybrid working and flexibility of working days, whilst having the security of working for a stable local authority with great resources, interesting work and with an enthusiastic and well supported team.”
Nicky Mayo - Educational Psychologist

Last updated 24 November 2022