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Queen Margaret Academy, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 3TL
£48,237 - £59,106 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Job Description

What is the role?

This post offers the opportunity to join a dynamic Educational Psychology Service (EPS) whose vision is of ‘equity, excellence and empowerment through psychology’. We have a passionate commitment to applying psychological research to improve the educational outcomes of all children and young people, especially those who are vulnerable. 

As a service we have a strong focus on reducing the poverty related attainment gaps and developing a nurturing approach across a variety of sectors, including early years, primary, secondary and specialist educational provisions as well as with services who support children who are care experienced. The Service actively encourages and supports innovative and creative practice. Educational psychologists work across all levels within the local authority: from direct work with children and families to capacity building with staff and strategic development and implementation.

The service has a strong commitment to supporting continuing professional development for all staff. Applications are welcomed from suitably qualified and experienced psychologists and trainees approaching completion of their third year of training. If you wish to discuss your application any further or visit the service prior to interview, please do not hesitate to contact the Principal Psychologist Carole Campbell on 01292 612819.

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Extra Information:

The Grade of this post is Psychologist Maingrade and the annual salary is from £48,237 to £59,106. Please note this post is temporary until July 2022. Interviews for this post are scheduled for 10 August 2021.

This post is considered to be Regulated Work with children as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) (PVG) Act 2007. Accordingly the preferred candidate will be required to become a member of the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update if already a Scheme Member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made. If you wish further information on the PVG Scheme you can visit the Disclosure Scotland website at

Please note you may be required to meet the PVG Costs.

Closing date for applications is 3 August 2021.

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