Educational Psychologist

Job Title: Educational Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Glenrothes
Salary: £40,128-£51,042
Reference: FIF06910
Contact Name: Adam Brown
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 22, 2017 16:53

Job Description

Job Reference No: FIF06910

Job Title: Educational Psychologist

Directorate:  Education and Children’s Services

Work Location: Glenrothes

Working Hours: 35

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £40,128-£51,042

Advert Closing Date: Sunday 30 April

Interview Date: Friday 12 May 2017

Job Description

Applications are invited for permanent main grade Educational Psychologist posts, currently available within Fife Council Educational Psychology Service.

These posts offer the opportunity to join a dynamic Educational Psychology Service (EPS) that offers a comprehensive induction and supervision programme.  There is a strong commitment to supporting Continuing Professional Development for all staff and the EPS is currently involved in a wide range of research and development opportunities across the Education & Children’s Services Directorate.

The EPS is committed to developing high quality interventions building on psychological research which provides opportunities for all staff to use their creativity to support our work in the field.  Current areas of research underway includes work on Early Years and the development of the new Fife nurture ‘hubs’, significant work on developing implementation science methodologies and Metacognitive approaches within learning and teaching, building on our experience of introducing and implementing Self-Regulation projects.

Fife EPS is a large service with a range of opportunities for developing professional practice, providing opportunities for promotion and we have support systems for new entrants to the profession.  We have a number of experienced supervisors on the BPS Register of Supervisors and staff familiar with the Qualification in Educational Psychology (QEP), the BPS and HCPC processes, enabling us to support probationers to benefit from high quality professional supervision.

This post is eligible for Fife Council’s re-location expenses scheme.


Applications are welcomed from Trainee Educational Psychologists along with suitably qualified and experienced psychologists.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.


To contribute to the work of the Educational Psychology Service (EPS) in relation to children and young people (0–24 years) in Fife, within the aims, objectives and practice guidelines of the EPS, within the relevant statutory framework, and in accordance with Fife Council policies and procedures. To be accountable, through local line management, to the Principal Psychologist, for maintaining the highest standards of practice and to Fife Council as employer.

The Individual

Candidates for this post will have:

  • Relevant experience of Educational Psychology practice
  • Single or joint honours or postgraduate degree in psychology, conferring basis for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society, and a postgraduate qualification in educational psychology
  • Registration with, or eligibility to register with the HCPC, subject to successful completion of appropriate BPS qualification
  • Practice consistent with Fife EPS aims and priorities
  • Highly effective interpersonal, consultation, and organisational skills
  • The ability to work on their own initiative with appropriate assertiveness
  • Demonstrable success in teamwork and collaborative working, and success in working within agreed professional guidelines
  • Demonstrable commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
  • The ability to travel independently in a time efficient manner

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

  • Take ownership
  • Focus on customers
  • Work together
  • Embrace technology & information
  • Deliver results

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Contact Details for vacancy: Adam Brown, Deputy Principal Psychologist, 01592 583349,