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Assistant Psychologist

Salary: £23,541 (Full Time Equivalent)

Benefits include pension, mileage allowance, paid holiday, laptop and mobile phone


Job Description

We are seeking to appoint a pro-active and creative assistant psychologist to work in our expanding and forward-thinking team. The main purpose of the role is to work in schools, directly with children and school staff, under the overall guidance and supervision of an educational psychologist and the school SENCO.

Main duties will involve:

  • supporting the role of the Educational Psychologist in providing a high quality and sustainable educational and child psychology service to schools in Manchester through working with teachers and teaching assistants;
  • planning, preparing and delivering individual and group interventions, working with children and young people;
  • observation and assessment tasks to support specialist pathways for Early Years and/or Emotional Health and Well Being;
  • evaluating the impact of the interventions delivered and providing written feedback;
  • assisting in the preparation and delivery of training, including content for our website and social media;
  • planning project work or development work in schools and other educational settings;
  • assisting in research and evaluation work commissioned from the Company. This will involve assisting in the development of the evaluation methods and data collection and contributing to summary reports.


Person Specification


  • A degree in Psychology (2:1 minimum)
  • Psychology degree must provide Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society;
  • GCSE in English and Maths, minimum Grade C or equivalent;
  • experience of working within an educational setting;
  • a strong, developed interest in educational psychology;
  • a strong knowledge of psychology and its relevant application in an educational setting;
  • excellent inter-personal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders;
  • the ability to work flexibly and creatively;
  • ability to adapt to the demands of independent work, working under professional supervision and as part of a team, as required;
  • experience and skills in undertaking research, using quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • strong Microsoft office, IT and database skills;
  • ability to produce reports to deadlines;
  • willing to abide by the Company’s Equal Opportunities Policy in the duties of the post and as an employee of the Company and to promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken;
  • willing to take personal responsibility under and abide by the Company’s Health and Safety Policy.

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to consent to an enhanced DBS disclosure check

There is a requirement to travel to a range of schools and settings across Manchester. An independent means of transport will be necessary (car or bicycle). A mileage/cycle allowance will be paid.

We will ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that no disabled applicant is placed at a disadvantage. Provided that the selection criteria unconnected with the disability are met, we will make all reasonable adjustments in order that someone with a disability can undertake the duties involved.

We require that all assistant psychologists act in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society.

Application process

Application is by CV and letter of application submitted by email ([email protected])

Your covering letter should be an attachment as a WORD document and must be limited to 1000 words.

Please ensure that your application identifies clearly how you meet the essential requirements of the person specification and job description, including all minimum qualifications. Please be aware that there is strong competition for these posts. The most common reason for candidates failing to secure an interview is lack of specific information in their initial application.

Closing date: Monday 28th June 5pm

Interviews: Friday 9th July