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Job: Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist – Flying Start
Job Ref: RE-1464
Job Scale: Solbury Scale B 1-4
Job Hours: 37 Hours / 37 Awr
Location: Cwm Golau, Integrated Children’s Centre, Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil and Agile Working
Solbury Scale B 1-4 + 3 SPA Points


To facilitate the provision of a high-quality educational psychology service for early years children and their parents/ carers in Flying Start areas.

To support the Head of Educational Psychology, Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist and Early Years Advisory Teacher in providing professional leadership and direction for the Early Years service in relation to children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

To undertake management responsibilities for the Early Years/ Flying Start team and to work in close collaboration with other Early Years Inclusion services.

To ensure that Education Psychology enhances the capacity of Early Years practitioners to meet the needs of children with Additional Learning Needs and emerging needs.

For further information please contact Sarah Ostler or Chris Hole on 01685 725000.

All new applicants are required to complete a 10 hour online Welsh Work Course. You will need to complete parts 1 and 2 of the course and must be able to evidence this prior to starting work with the Authority. For further information on how to complete this course please visit:

Application forms can be completed online at

If you do not have access to the internet, application forms can be obtained by telephoning 01685 725199 and are to be returned no later than 21.12.2023 to HR Administration, Civic Centre, Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AN.

Email: -Ability to speak Welsh is desirable.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council encourages applications from Welsh speakers. Application forms may be submitted in Welsh and any applications completed in Welsh will not be treated any less favourably than those submitted in English.

If you are successfully shortlisted for interview please contact to let us know if you would like your interview to be conducted through the medium of Welsh.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is committed to protecting and safeguarding the most vulnerable people in our community. Rigorous pre-employment checks are undertaken for all appointments as part of our recruitment and selection process.
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