Educational Psychologist

Midlothian Council
£40,128 - £51,042 per year
13 Sep 2017
06 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description


Educational Psychologist £40,128 - £51,042 (pro rata)

Fixed term until 30 June 2018

Part Time - 21 hours per week

Are you a keen collaborator? A reflective practitioner? Motivated by doing what it takes to improve outcomes for all learners? See leadership as a key element of your role as an EP? Are you passionate about …

• collaborating and sharing?
• inquiring into practice?
• responding flexibly to challenges?
• continuous improvement?
• innovating and pushing boundaries?
• reflecting and learning?

YES … then this exciting opportunity could be for you.

We are seeking a new team member to join our forward looking Educational Psychology Service. Based at Fairfield House you will work as part of a team to provide an Educational Psychology Service to children, young people and their families and educational establishments across Midlothian.

Midlothian Educational Psychology Service is accredited by the British Psychological Society guidelines and can offer a full induction programme leading to Chartered status.
Applicants must have an honours degree in psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society and the relevant post-graduate qualification in educational psychology.

Applicants must be at an appropriate stage of registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Travelling is an essential part of this post and there is an expectation that you will hold a driving licence, however, this is not a requirement and you will be able to apply providing that you can illustrate suitable transport arrangements.

This work constitutes regulated work with children and membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is essential.

Interviews for the above post will take place on Wednesday 01 November 2017


Regulated Work with Children

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Successful candidates will require a PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. The fee for a Full PVG Scheme Membership is £59. You will be required to re-pay this amount to the Council by salary deduction over 6 consecutive pay periods. The fee for a PVG Scheme Record Update is £18. You will be required to re-pay this amount to the Council by salary deduction over 2 consecutive pay periods. If your employment concludes before the amount is re-paid in full, the outstanding balance will be deducted from your final salary. If you are an existing employee the Council will pay the cost of the Application Fee.

In your application we ask for information under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We ask you to disclose any unspent convictions. Disclosures should be made by writing to or emailing the Employment and Reward Manager, in confidence, giving details of the offence(s), penalty and date(s) of conviction. Applicants should note that failure to disclose a conviction which is subsequently advised through a Disclosure Scotland check may result in the withdrawal of any offer of appointment.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar an applicant from working with Midlothian. Decisions regarding suitability for positions of trust which are subject to vetting will be dependent on the nature of the position, together with the circumstances and background of the offence(s).

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit:  

How to Apply

Please apply on-line. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Midlothian.

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing the attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Closing Date

Friday 06 October 2017

See also:
Advert ED29 sep 2017.doc