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Job details
Employer Hackney Learning Trust
Location Hackney
Salary Soulbury Scale B14-18. Previously awarded SPA points will be honoured.
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Hackney Learning Trust is a department within Hackney Council that is responsible for Hackney's children's centres, 34,268 pupils in 79 schools and early years and adult education. Our vision is to provide excellent education for every child, young person and adult learner.

Our Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is an innovative, high achieving and well respected service. Our highly skilled Educational Psychologists are in constant demand in the local schools, working with teachers, parents/carers, pupils and other professionals to promote positive outcomes.

Hackney Learning Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced, skilled and motivated Principal Educational Psychologist to lead its service. You must be able to lead with confidence, flexibility and professionalism across a broad spectrum of contexts.

Your duties will include managing both statutory and traded services, with the latter set to expand in the coming years. In addition to the requirement for a highly experienced, transformational leadership style, as the successful Principal Educational Psychologist, you will be required to demonstrate budget management, negotiation and commercial skills.

Performance management of the senior EPs, and the management of the performance of all staff in the service, is crucial to enable the service to maintain its high standards of practice. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a successful track record in this area.

We offer a comprehensive induction and supervision programme including peer supervision, flexible working hours and an essential car user allowance. We also provide good ICT facilities, internet access, and targeted professional development.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Toni Dawodu Head of SEND at or 0208 820 7323

Closing date: Sunday 25 June 2017
Interviews will be held on Friday 30 June 2017


Please apply via our website:

NB: This post requires an enhanced DBS check.

Hackney Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Hackney Learning Trust posts can be subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

About the employer

Hackney Learning Trust runs the education services for the London Borough of Hackney. We are responsible for schools, children’s centres, early years and adult education.

Our vision is to provide an excellent education for every child, young per...

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