Educational Psychologist
Various locations across the Isle of Man

Job Reference: DOES-009347

Closing Date: 07/08/2019

Salary: Competitive

Department: Department of Education, Sport and Culture

Hours Per week: 37

Are you an experienced, trusted and compassionate Practitioner Psychologist, recently qualified or about to complete your accredited professional training?

We’re looking to appoint an Educational Psychologist to join our team in the Department of Education, Sport and Culture on the beautiful Isle of Man.

If you are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children, families, schools and the wider community, enjoy building relationships in multi-professional teams and applying psychology in all areas, then we are interested in meeting you.

What could this role offer you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a dynamic and varied role.

Our service framework prioritises early interventions and development work, alongside high quality complex casework within the Island’s schools and communities. We provide our team with the time for creative and reflective practice and support, and provide excellent IT support including provision of laptops, smartphones and iPads.

This opportunity offers the chance to enjoy applying and using evidence based psychology to provide a range of interventions and improve outcomes for children and young people and their families. In addition, we can provide great opportunities to develop professional practice and to contribute to strategic developments and pathways. We have a strong commitment to supporting CPD within our team, including therapeutic approaches such as Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and family therapy.

Here, you would be joining our friendly, highly-committed team, where we have a real focus on promoting staff wellbeing. We can offer you a competitive salary and the opportunity to work in a supportive and forward-thinking organisation that values our people and their development. This is a full time position but, as an equal opportunities employer, we will consider flexible working arrangements.

Who are we looking for?

You will need to hold a Psychology Degree (or equivalent), conferring graduate basis for registration with the BPS, along with a Masters Degree and/or Doctorate in Educational Psychology, or Clinical Psychology (or award pending), that provides eligibility for British Psychological Society Chartered status. You will also need to be HPCP registered, or in the process of registering, pending confirmation of award and have experience of working with children and young people.

We are looking for an adaptable and forward thinking practitioner, with understanding of psychological theories and their application to children and young people. You will have a good understanding of a consultative approach to delivery of psychology, including how this informs individual casework and systemic work.

As you’ll be working with a broad range of audiences, excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively will be key to ensuring success. We’re looking for someone with a can do approach to developing inclusive, enabling learning environments.

If you have the skills we are looking for and would value the opportunity to be part of small but enthusiastic team, this could be the role for you.

To find out more about this opportunity and what you would need to be successful, please view the Job Profile and Role Description and Person Specification available to download from the bottom of the advert.

What the Island has to offer

The Isle of Man is the ideal place to live and work, combining breath-taking unspoiled scenery, superb leisure facilities, with excellent air and sea links to the UK and Ireland.

With a population of around 85,000, the island has a lot to offer and those living here benefit from:

A great work-life balance

A relaxed way of life in a safe environment with low crime and great education provisions

Fantastic lifestyle opportunities - there are lots of opportunities for walking, diving, sailing, mountain biking to name a few!

Low income tax rates, maximum rate being 20%

With a buoyant economy, vibrant towns and miles of beautiful open countryside, the Isle of Man has something for everyone.

For further information about living in the Isle of Man and the Island’s lifestyle, download our All about the Isle of Man Booklet, you can also visit


Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £5,000 based on receipts is available for this role.

The Isle of Man is offering a National Insurance Holiday Scheme which allows newly employed, relocated or returning residents to apply for a refund on their National Insurance contributions for their first year of living or returning to the Isle of Man, with refunds capped at £4,000. To see how this scheme could benefit you visit

Contacts for further information

To assist you in your decision making and application please contact Jonathan Fee, Senior Educational Psychologist 01624 686084.

Recruitment Timeframe

Interviews will take place: 20th August 2019

Interview expenses agreed in advanced will be covered.

Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

How to apply

Please note a CV must be provided to support your application. It is recommended that you include a cover letter with your CV which explains your motivations for applying for this position and demonstrates your suitability for the requirements of the post. If you do wish to upload a cover letter with your CV, please ensure they are uploaded in one file.

If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment and Employment Changes Team on 01624 686300 or by email at

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. We encourage you to use the online application process which allows you to track your application and receive faster communication regarding your application. If you wish to apply using a manual application these can be found here. Please print the correct application off and return to OHR, 2nd Floor, Illiam Dhone House, Circular Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1AG. Please note an acknowledgement of receipt of application will not be sent for manual applications.

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This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.