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Educational and Child Psychologist

Isle of Man Public Services Careers
Various locations across the Isle of Man
£52,830 to £61,514 per annum + 9% Market Rating
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time, Permanent

About the role

Are you an experienced, trusted and compassionate Educational and Child Psychologist, recently qualified or about to complete your accredited professional training?

We are seeking an Educational and Child Psychologist to join our friendly and dynamic team within the Department of Education, Sport and Culture on the beautiful Isle of Man.

If you are interested in making a positive difference to the lives of children, families, schools and the wider community, enjoy building relationships in multi-professional teams and applying psychology in all areas, we would love to hear from you.

A workplace that invests in you

 A competitive salary that increases each 12 months until you reach the salary maximum.

 Subject to meeting eligibility criteria, the IOM Public Service offers two pension arrangements; the Isle of Man Government Unified Scheme 2011 or the Isle of Man Government Defined Contribution (DC) Arrangement.

 Access to the Learning, Education and Development training facility, which is exclusively for Public Service employees, to keep on top of your continuous professional development.

 This opportunity offers the chance to enjoy applying and using evidence based psychology to provide a range of interventions and improve outcomes for children and young people and their families. In addition, we can provide great opportunities to develop professional practice and to contribute to strategic developments and pathways. We have a strong commitment to supporting CPD within our team, including therapeutic approaches such as Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and family therapy.

 Our service framework prioritises early interventions and development work, alongside high quality complex casework within the Island’s schools and communities. We provide our team with the time for creative and reflective practice and support, and provide excellent IT support including provision of laptops, smartphones and iPads.

 Discounted access to the NSC gym and island swimming pools as well as 1-to-1 support programmes and exercise classes with qualified instructors.

 Free access to the Isle of Man Government Staff Welfare Service which offers professional counselling, emotional support and sign-posting on a wide range of issues.

 Ability to take an unpaid career break after 3 years’ service.

 Access to the Isle of Man Public Service Cycle to Work scheme after your first year of employment.

 A relocation package of up to £5,000 based on receipts is available for this role.

Making the Isle of Man your new home

A hidden gem in the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man boasts an extensive coastline, stunning natural landscapes and unspoilt beaches. There are an abundance of opportunities and lots of places to discover!

You can visit our great cafes, bars and restaurants, and become part of the Island’s close-knit community. The island is well connected to the UK with quick, direct flights and ferries to many destinations.

Want to find out more about Island life? Visit to find out why you should make your move to the Isle of Man!

Working for the Isle of Man Public Service

We are the largest employer on the island delivering a diverse range of services to the people of the Isle of Man. We care, nurture and value our employees’ wellbeing, development and career and place great importance on rewarding the commitment by our wonderful employees.

We support and promote flexible working, recognising the importance of working flexibly around your life and commitments and the benefits in improving work-life balance. We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements where possible and if interested you should discuss this with the Recruiting Manager.

The Isle of Man Public Service is committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion. We understand how a wide range of views and experiences can benefit us as we work together for the Isle of Man.

Your candidate experience is important to us. As a proud member of The Circle Back Initiative, we commit to respond to every applicant that applies for an Isle of Man Public Service role.

Things to note

An enhanced with barring police check is required for this post, which the Isle of Man Government will cover the cost of for you.

This is a full time position but, as an equal opportunities employer, we will consider flexible working arrangements.

Ready to apply?

We understand that you might have some questions about the role and the Recruiting Manager is on hand to support you. You can contact them at

We want you to get the best out of your application, so we recommend reading our Important Guidance Notes for Applicants before applying to learn about our recruitment process.

Applications will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at


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