Associate EPs required in Lancashire (Blackburn and Burnley area).

Updated: Nov 4, 2020

Do you enjoy building relationships with schools, families and young people?

Do you value autonomy within a strongly supportive team? 

Are you passionate about psychology?

If so, working with Applied Psychologies could be for you! 

We're looking for associate Educational Psychologists to join our team for this academic year.

The position:

We are looking for associate (self-employed) EPs to work with us in Lancashire, predominantly in the Blackburn and Burnley areas, to support our growing team.

You will be joining our fabulous North West team, delivering services to a small number of schools in your area. Those schools will be yours for the academic year and you will have the opportunity to build strong relationships and get to understand their needs. You will decide how best to use your time and skills to give your schools the best service, with the support of our experienced team as and when needed. The work you do is limited only by your imagination!

With no statutory work, you can be more creative, for example, offering systemic work (e.g. Appreciative Inquiry) across schools and trusts, whole class interventions, staff supervision and training. Our assess-plan-do-review model for individual casework also offers the opportunity to design and implement collaborative interventions with schools and families and evaluate impact in the longer-term.

Our associates can expect:

  • highly competitive rates of pay

  • flexible working across seven days

  • a highly supportive team with daily contact via our WhatsApp peer Supervision Group

  • a consistent patch of designated schools allocated yearly

  • access to our wide range of shared resources which includes assessment, training, intervention and research materials

  • opportunities available for small or large amounts of work, from 1 day per half term to 3 days per week

Most of all, we encourage creativity and opportunities to develop your areas of psychological interest. We want you to love being an EP and love working for us! 

The North West Team:

Our North West team is growing rapidly and has developed an excellent reputation working with over 60 settings across Lancashire, Liverpool and Manchester. We regularly deliver centralised training to groups of schools across the North West, for instance, providing training on Working Memory to over 150 Lancashire SENCOs.

Our multi-disciplinary team are mostly Hull-based currently, however, we are working on creating a similar team across the north-west. Our Hull-based specialists are always available for support/advice.

Our multi-disciplinary team is made up of:

  • ASC Specialist Teacher

  • Advisory Teacher for Interaction and Communication

  • Therapist

  • Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist

  • Speech and Language Therapist

About you:

We are looking for passionate, proactive people who really care about delivering positive outcomes for young people, their families and the schools and settings in which they work. We want you to be excited about the opportunities working for Applied Psychologies can bring and the chance to make real change in your schools.   

As an associate EP you will feel very much part of the team, with access to all shared resources and group supervision opportunities as well as support from management and peers. We also encourage associates to get involved in the team as much as they would like.

The role requires HCPC registration, reliability, consistency and a proactive approach to communication and organisation. 

About us:

Our purpose is simple; to deliver positive outcomes for young people, their families and the schools and settings in which they work.

Our team is now 30 members strong! We’re looking for passionate and dedicated professionals to join us. Here’s some of the reasons why our team love working with Applied Psychologies:

“Great team support and supervision - the WhatsApp group is really helpful! Also, you can focus on being an EP and not bureaucracy - the emphasis is on psychology!” Fiona, educational psychologist

“Being a tiny part of a fantastic organisation that puts people and communication at the heart of what it does; whether that be the young people, the school staff or AP colleagues” Kathy, specialist teacher - ASC

Feeling like you have the flexibility and freedom to actually develop strategies and then review said strategies.” Jenny, educational psychologist

Apply now:

If this sounds like the right role for you, forward your CV and cover letter to To find out more about who we are and how we work call 01482 643458 for an informal discussion.

Interviews will be conducted for all roles (these may be conducted via video conference depending on the COVID-19 situation).

We look forward to hearing from you!

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