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QEPS Lead Supervisor

With the upcoming changes to the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland), the Qualification Board will be expanding the number of roles to ensure that that the qualification can continue to support candidates, supervisors, assessors and the future of the profession.

The Qualification Board is made up of Educational Psychologists working at different levels and across different services throughout Scotland. Members benefit from being involved in the shaping of Educational Psychology provision in Scotland as well as being able to add to their own professional development.

The additional roles on offer will ensure more Educational Psychologists are involved in the qualification delivery going forward and will allow them to benefit from experiencing the best practice being delivered on the qualification across Scotland.

The Post Holder:

We are looking for three Lead Supervisors to work with two Chief Assessors and the Programme Lead. Tasks are outlined in the table below.

To allow applicants to assess how this role can fit in with their current work and commitments we have also outlined the time the tasks should take and when each task can be expected to take place.

The role will be paid on a sessional basis, with 1 session equalling half a day or around 4 hours at £124.




To review candidate applications, plans of training and approve enrolments

30 minutes per application (Expected 10 applications)


2 sessions - £248

Training for Co-ordinating Supervisors

½ day preparation and ½ day delivery (online) supported by BPS


2 sessions - £248

Session with MSc Students

½ day prep and ½ day delivery (only 1 Lead Supervisor required per year)


2 sessions - £248

Attendance at board meetings

2 x ½ day per year + ½ day for actions

May and August

No payment for meeting attendance

Miscellaneous queries + Reviewing supervision modules (2 application per lead supervisor)

½ day per year  

Year round

1 session - £124

1 session is equivalent to a half day or ~4 hours

The Lead Supervisors are supported throughout by the BPS Professional Development Delivery Team. This team is responsible for the administration of the qualification as well as dealing directly with candidates and their queries.

The qualification will be facilitated through a new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which will make access to all resources, work and information seamless and easy. The VLE will be used to support training for supervisors through online delivery and e-learning. The facilitation of the training will also be supported by the BPS Professional Development Delivery Team.

The Lead Supervisors will also benefit from the cost of their membership to the Scottish Division of Educational Psychology being covered by the BPS. Membership to the division is required for the role. Find out more about the division and their work..

Person Specification

The successful applicant will have:

  • Significant experience as a Chartered Psychologist, Full Membership of the Scottish Division of Educational Psychology and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as an educational psychologist.

  • Knowledge and understanding of assessment processes

  • Experience of supervising, coaching or mentoring

  • Knowledge of professional standards of training for the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Stage 2)

  • Experience working on boards or committees

  • Experience designing and delivering effective training

To apply or for further information please email [email protected] for a statement of interest form.

The closing date for this role is 31 August 2020.

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