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Maingrade or Assistant EP needed: Lancashire

Qualified or Assistant EP (AsEP) needed for school SLAs in Kirkby, Chorley, Southport areas.

Flexible working, full and part time, employed and associate options available.

We want to hear from passionate EPs or AsEPs looking for their next role. We're growing, and getting ready for another successful year supporting children and young people. If you're considering a new role then get in touch to discuss what it's like as part of Team AP:

  • Talk to us about a role with autonomy, a supportive team and excellent CPD and supervision.

  • Ask us about the opportunity to help shape our service as part of an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) and share in its success.

  • Find out about how we're progression planning for long and fulfilling careers.

You will be joining our team of 29 assistant, trainee, maingrade and senior EPs, OT, SaLT, therapist and specialist teachers, delivering services to your own patch of schools. 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.

At Applied Psychologies, you can be creative; we encourage systemic work 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.

You can expect:

  • competitive rates of pay

  • a share of company profits as part of our Employee Ownership Trust

  • flexible working

  • a consistent patch of designated schools (with excellent supervision)

  • regular 121 (weekly for AsEPs) and group supervision

  • an enthusiastic WhatsApp peer supervision group

  • a focus on CPD

  • support with career progression

  • opportunities for collaboration with peers in working groups

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

Most of all, we encourage you to to develop your areas of psychological interest. We want you to love working in educational psychology and love working with us!

As part of our team you have access to our shared resources and group supervision opportunities as well as support from management and peers. We encourage all of the team to use their CPD budget and learn from and collaborate with their peers to make sure we're the best psychologists we can be.

The role:

We are recruiting for an EP or AsEP to start in September. We are open to part and full time roles, employed or associate. You will have the opportunity to build relationships with schools and settings in the Kirkby, Chorley, Southport areas, developing your skills and passions.

About you:

  • 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 are looking for 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.

You will also need HCPC registration (maingrade only), an Enhanced DBS (we will arrange this for you), a full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle or the ability to access public transport to serve your patch.

About us:

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

Applied Psychologies is now 12 years old and continues to enjoy yearly organic growth, built upon our relationships within the team and in our schools (which now number over 170 across the North of England). We're committed to supporting schools across all areas of the code of practice and maintaining a fair and ethical service for people and planet.

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.

"Feeling part of something with a vision that's going places and being free to share my ideas and develop my practice.” Louise, educational psychologist.

Applications and information:

To apply, please send your CV and a cover note explaining why you would be a good fit for our team and a little about yourself to

For more information on the role or an informal chat, please get in touch:

Dr David Lamb, Principal Educational Psychologist

X: @AppPsych

Closing date for applications: Friday 5th July 2024

Interviews: Tuesday 16th July 2024

Start date: September / October 2024 (or in line with notice periods)

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