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Contract: Fixed Term 1 year in the first instance

Start date: as soon as possible following completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 37 hours per week - we are able to consider full time 52 weeks or 42 weeks per year

Salary range: £39,571 - £48,727 FTE (example pro rata salary on 42 weeks starting on £39,571 = £36,770 pa)

Site(s): Providing provision across all GFM Education Schools

Closing date: 31/05/2022 12:00 am


Are you looking to innovate and be creative in your Educational Psychologist career?


To lead the way in enabling access to specialist intervention for all, achieved through embracing new technology and brave new ideas?


To join a growing Trust, which is delivering a new localised service model for schools, colleges and families; To work collaboratively with a successful local Educational Psychologist and Trust Executive Director seeking to bridge the private and public sectors to achieve a sustainable localised model that overcomes the constant challenge of resource and capacity; A chance to focus on early interventions that are sustainable and viable for all, through improved equality and equity of access. If so, The Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust (GFM) has an opportunity for you.


We seek applications from currently practising Associate or Assistant Educational Psychologists.


About Us and Our Vision


“Our purpose is to transform and enrich the lives of young people and the communities they live in. Through the power of education, leadership, lifelong learning and social equality, we will be a catalyst for raising ambitions, expectations and aspirations to collectively improve the potential of all those we connect with”.


The GFM aims to become the ‘champion’ and facilitator for high quality, strategic intervention, support and guidance for the children and families of Gosport and Fareham. Our emerging service model has always been an ambition and core to the formation of the GFM, we want to provide a sustainable service that is dynamic, adaptive and responsive to local needs. We know that by supporting our children and families beyond the day to day operations of the school, we would enhance local well-being and capacity to support need holistically. Establishing professional services that bring together the public and private sectors will enable new economies of scale and affordability for all.


You will be joining a positive and welcoming culture where there is a focus on early intervention, innovation and the use of digital technology to help assess risk, mitigate and deliver a proactive approach to meeting needs. We have extensive partnerships with independent therapists and specialists to support swift action. It is our belief that by drawing capacity from the private sector to complement the public sector we will improve capacity and responsiveness to high needs in a sustainable way.


It is this innovative approach to partnership working that has led us to commit to this newly created role in conjunction with Kerry Jackson Educational Psychology Services. Kerry will be providing direct supervision and support to the successful applicant, offering extensive experience across the public and private sector. GFM is offering the immediate client base, available resource and role security that a large organisation can bring, with a chance to architect a new local service model.


You will be working at the forefront of strategic action to impact positively on the lives of the children, young people and families of Gosport and Fareham. This is a unique opportunity to blend direct intervention with individuals with strategic influence to enable sustainable change to how Educational Psychologists can work with schools and colleges in the future.


If you are interested in joining us, you will need to evidence that you met the minimum requirements:


  • Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent) and a professional qualification in Educational Psychology (doctorate, masters or equivalent)
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Your ability to travel around the country to meet the requirements of the role
  • A commitment to personal development, co-production and child focused outcomes


If you are thinking about working for an innovative and dynamic Educational Psychology emerging service model then GFM may be the place.


We are able to consider a contract of 37 hours and 52 weeks or 37 hours and 42 weeks. Please address your preference in your application.


If you would like to find out more please contact us to arrange an informal conversation (recruitment@gfmat.org or telephone 02392 616012).


How to apply


Applicants applying for a position must complete the GFM application form. Please ensure all sections of the application are filled in and that all gaps between employment are noted. Please do not send CVs as we are unable to accept these.

For enquiries and to return applications email: recruitment@gfmat.org or telephone: (023) 9261 6012

Where we receive a large volume of applications, we may close the post early, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.


Any offer of employment will be conditional on receipt of;

  • proof of right to work in the UK
  • satisfactory references
  • pre employment medical check
  • clear enhanced DBS check
Safeguarding statement

GFM Education is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. A ‘prohibition from teaching’ check will be completed for all shortlisted teaching candidates including those applying for a teaching assistant/Cover Supervisor/Other work deemed directly involved with pupils where it is indicated that they have qualified teacher status or have previously worked as a teacher. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks.  

GFM Education pursues a policy of equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

GFM Education
Bay House School
Gomer Lane, Alverstoke
PO12 2QP

Company number: 07834711