Educational Psychologist Visa Sponsorship Uk

March 13, 2024
£46.5 - £56.5 / year

Job Description




Surrey County Council’s Educational Psychology team is currently developing our 2024 cohort. We are a large and growing, friendly company, and our EPs tell us that our sociability, continuous professional development (CPD), and emphasis on regular interactions with peers are true strengths of the service. As part of the Council’s commitment to early intervention, we are recruiting for a variety of exciting new positions!

Do you want to work for an innovative, evidence-based, outcome-focused service that provides outstanding supervision and growth opportunities?

We are a large team of psychologists who cover all maintained schools in Surrey (mainstream and specialised) and may offer a variety of positions with chances to develop areas of specialist knowledge. We have offices in Weybridge, Redhill, and Woking, and we promote flexible, hybrid working. A well-defined leadership structure, with Senior Educational Psychologists in each of the four Surrey quadrants, ensures that support and guidance are always available. We have positions available throughout Surrey, so please contact us about your chosen location.

We can offer you:


  • A competitive remuneration for main grade EPs: Soulbury Scale A, 3 – 8, with up to 3 SPA points (current SPA points will be transferred, and newly qualified EPs will start at A5). £46,525 – £56,540 each year. SPA points 1 and 2 are automatically awarded after one and two years of successful practice. Part-time and fixed-term positions are available.


  • London Fringe Area allowance of £916 per year.


  • Essential Car User Lump Sum Allowance of £963 per year


  • 26 days of holiday, up to 28 days after two years of duty and 30 days after five years of service.


  • A maximum of 5 days of carer’s leave each year.


  • Flexible working possibilities during school core hours.


  • Mobile and agile working solutions with friendly local bases for office work.


  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing.


  • A comprehensive supervision programme includes a buddy for the first term, peer supervision, and frequent supervision with the line manager. Newly qualified EPs will likewise have a decreased caseload in the first term.


  • Extensive CPD plan with 7 whole service study days each year, development activities within area team meetings, and opportunity to develop areas of special interest in accordance with the council’s aims.


  • Generous Local government salary-related pension offered, as well as the possibility to join the car leasing scheme.


  • Relocation package of up to £8,000 is exempt from tax and National Insurance contributions for permanent appointments.


  • Visa sponsorship


  • Good administrative support for the EP service.


About the Service

The service is part of Surrey’s local SEND offer, and it works in collaboration with the Inclusion and Additional Needs Team, as well as Speech and Language Therapy and Specialist Teaching. We also collaborate closely with colleagues in the health field, particularly those who provide emotional and mental health services.

We are dedicated to fostering positive futures for all children and youth. Our primary focus is on the young person in their school setting, home, and community. We collaborate with children and young people, their families, and professionals using psychological theory, research, and methodologies to understand what is going on, develop empathy, and agree on practical support to help children succeed in their communities. We employ psychological frameworks to help individuals who work closely with our vulnerable learners create stable and supportive networks that have a genuine impact on the lives of children and young people.

About the Roles

We want to improve our ability to provide a long-term preventative offer to schools, as well as strengthen our emotional wellbeing and mental health offerings in collaboration with health colleagues.

You will be part of a pleasant and experienced team that provides psychological support in early years, primary, secondary, and specialty settings. You’ll have access to a variety of materials, including our novel ‘virtual assessment room’. Consultation and co-production will be central to all elements of your work, along with a strong conviction in inclusivity.

We invite applications from current year two and three Trainee EPs. Please be aware that newly qualified educational psychologists will begin at wage scale point 5.

If you are interested in joining us as an Associate or Locum Educational Psychologist, please contact our team directly (contact information is provided below).

Shortlisting Criteria:

To be considered for shortlisting for this post, your application should clearly demonstrate the following:

  • You wish to work in a service that promotes positive futures for children and young people.
  • You hold a certified qualification in educational psychology.
  • You’re registered with the HCPC and have permission to work in the UK.

We are a nice group of devoted experts who are enthusiastic about what we do. If you believe that this is the place to begin your career or advance your psychological skills, please contact us.

Contact us.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the role. This could be to talk about flexible working arrangements, transferable skills, or any hurdles to employment.

When your employment begins, you must be an HCPC member. This position will necessitate an enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (previously known as CRB), as well as checks on the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List.

This is a rolling advertisement, with applications being assessed on a regular basis. If your application is successfully shortlisted, we will contact you to schedule an interview.

We look forward to receiving your application; please click the apply online button below to submit.