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Assistant Psychologist

1 part-time post available (0.6 FTE) in the first instance

Salary: £22,911 (FTE, paid pro rata)

We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity within this successful company. Since our establishment in August 2011 we have built a reputation for high quality, effective services for schools, children and families in the communities within which we work. Demand for our services is high.

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Psychologist to join our existing post holder. We are looking for graduate psychologists who want an opportunity to develop their skills and apply psychology in innovative and creative ways.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • 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;
  • evaluating the impact of the interventions delivered and providing written feedback;
  • assisting in the preparation and delivery of training;
  • 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.

We would particularly welcome applications from practitioners who may be seeking to become an Educational/Child Psychologist in the future.

We offer:

  • a friendly, energetic and supportive team;
  • high quality supervision and opportunities for personal development;
  • opportunities and encouragement to explore the application of psychology through evidence-informed interventions in school and community settings;
  • a strong focus on evaluation, research and development;
  • links with universities in the region, both at undergraduate level and through the professional training courses;
  • access to an administrative and resource base in a local community setting;
  • relevant tools and resources, including smart phones and laptops.

Successful candidates will be employed under Catalyst terms and conditions.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact our Senior Educational Psychologists: Hannah McHugh ( or Paula Muir (

Application by: CV and covering letter

Please ensure that your application identifies clearly how you meet the essential requirements of the attached person specification and job description. 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: Wednesday 10th July  5pm

Shortlisting: Friday 12th July

Interviews: Monday 15th July or Wednesday 17th July

Start date: 1st September 2019

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