Information on pay and conditions for Soulbury paid officers in England and Wales.

Soulbury Officers

Soulbury-paid officers are specialist, professional local authority officers providing strategic support to schools in areas such as school improvement and educational psychology.

The Soulbury Committee determines the salaries and service conditions of the following categories of officers:

  • Educational Improvement Professionals
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Young People’s/Community Service Managers

Soulbury pay agreement 2018/2019

The Soulbury trade unions have reached an agreement with the employers on the following:

  • a 2.0% increase on all Soulbury pay scale points, and all London area allowances, on a backdated basis from 1 September 2018
  • a further 2.0% increase on pay points and allowances from 1 September 2019
  • a commitment to further discussions about structural changes to the Soulbury pay spines and ranges
  • an agreement to amend the Soulbury Report to recommend its provisions as terms and conditions of employment not only to local authorities but also to others engaged in the provision of such services.

The overwhelming majority of those who responded to our consultation on the pay offer agreed that the National Education Union should reach an agreement on this basis.

While the increases are less than what we were seeking, they are consistent with other pay agreements in local government this year.

The 2% increase from September 2018 is slightly higher than the 1.5% increase for school leaders.

Download the full details of the 2018/2019 Soulbury pay agreement:

Soulbury payscales for EIPs

Pay scales for Educational Improvement Professionals (EIPs) employed under Soulbury pay and conditions in England and Wales consist of not more than four consecutive points, based on the duties and responsibilities attaching to posts and the need to recruit and motivate staff.

The normal minimum points for EIP levels:

  • 8 - EIPs undertaking the full range of duties at this level
  • 13 - senior EIPs undertaking the full range of duties at this level
  • 20 - leading EIPs undertaking the full range of duties at this level

Points 48 to 50 represent the extension to range to accommodate Structured Professional Assessment points.

Educational Improvement Professionals pay scale 2018/2019
SCPSalary (from 1 Sep 2018)Salary (from 1 Sep 2019)
1£34,749£35,444
2£35,993£36,713
3£37,168£37,912
4£38,359£39,127
5£39,543£40,334
6£40,727£41,542
7£41,971£42,811
8£43,168*£44,032*
9£44,563£45,455
10£45,807£46,724
11£47,035£47,976
12£48,223£49,188
13£49,569**£50,561**
14£50,769£51,785
15£52,095£53,137
16£53,293£54,359
17£54,495£55,585
18£55,674£56,788
19£56,891£58,029
20£57,519***£58,670***
21£58,727£59,902
22£59,780£60,976
23£60,939£62,158
24£61,978£63,218
25£63,089£64,351
26£64,173£65,457
27£65,282£66,588
28£66,405£67,734
29£67,532£68,883
30£68,656£70,030
31£69,771£71,167
32£70,903£72,322
33£72,036£73,477
34£73,197£74,661
35£74,353£75,841
36£75,544£77,055
37£76,715£78,250
38£77,899£79,457
39£79,066£80,648
40£80,233£81,838
41£81,406£83,035
42£82,578£84,230
43£83,749£85,424
44£84,925£86,624
45£86,099£87,821
46£87,274£89,020
47£88,454£90,224
48£89,623£91,416
49£90,797£92,613
50£91,972£93,812

*normal minimum point for EIP undertaking the full range of duties at this level.

**normal minimum point for senior EIP undertaking the full range of duties at this level.

***normal minimum point for leading EIP undertaking the full range of duties at this level. 

Soulbury pay scales for Educational Psychologists

Salary scales to consist of six consecutive points based on the duties and
responsibilities attaching to posts and the need to recruit retain and motivate staff for Trainee, Assistant and Educational Psychologists - Scale A

Salary scales to consist of not more than four consecutive points based on the duties and responsibilities attaching to posts and the need to recruit, retain and motivate staff for Senior and Principle Educational Psychologists.

Trainee Educational Psychologists
SCPSalary (from 1 Sep 2018)Salary (from 1 Sep 2019)
1£23,415£23,884
2£25,129£25632
3£26,841£27,378
4£28,556£29,128
5£30,269£30,875
6£31,983£32,623
Assistant Educational Psychologists
SCPSalary (from 1 Sep 2018)Salary (from 1 Sep 2019)
1£28,783£29,359
2£29,959£30,559
3£31,134£31,757
4£32,303£32,950
Educational Psychologists - Scale A
SCPSalary (from 1 Sep 2018)Salary (from 1 Sep 2019)
1£36,446£37,175
2£38,296£39,062
3£40,146£40,949
4£41,994£42,834
5£43,844£44,721
6£45,693£46,607
7£47,434£48,383
8£49,175£50,159
9£50,806*£51,822*
10£52,439*£53,488*
11£53,961*£55,040*

*Extension to scale to accommodate structured professional assessment points. 

Senior and Principal Educational Psychologists
SCPSalary (from 1 Sep 2018)Salary (from 1 Sep 2019)
1£45,693£46,607
2£47,434£48,383
3£49,175*£50,159*
4£50,806£51,822
5£52,439£53,488
6£53,961£55,040
7£54,586£55,678
8£55,754£56,869
9£56,911£58,050
10£58,089£59,251
11£59,243£60,428
12£60,420£61,628
13£61,617£62,849
14£62,774**£64,029**
15£63,986**£65,266**
16£65,186**£66,490**
17£66,395**67723**
1867602**68954**

*Normal minimum point for the principal educational psychologist undertaking the full range of duties at this level.

**Extension to range to accommodate discretionary scale points and structured professional assessments.

Soulbury pay scales for Young People’s/Community Service Managers

The minimum Youth and Community Service Officers' scale is 4 points.

Other salary scales to consist of not more than four consecutive points based on duties and responsibilities attaching to posts and the need to recruit retain and motivate staff.

Young People's / Community Service Manager
SCPSalary (from 1 Sep 2018)Salary (from 1 Sep 2019)
1£36,040£36,761
2£37,219£37,964
3£38,398£39,166
4£39,601*£40394*
5£40,824£41,641
6£42,016£42,857
7£43,236**£44,101**
8£44,622£45,515
9£45,387£46,295
10£46,568£47,500
11£47,742£48,697
12£48,918£49,897
13£50,086£51,088
14£51,265£52,291
15£52,446£53,495
16£53,630£54,703
17£54,820£55,917
18£56,003£57,124
19£57,179£58,323
20£58,380***£59,548***
21£59,604***£60,797***
22£60,857***£62,075***
23£62,134*** £63,377***
24£63,438***£64,707***

*normal minimum point for senior youth and community service officers undertaking the full range of duties at this level (see paragraph 5.6 of the Soulbury Report).

**normal minimum point for principal youth and community service officer undertaking the full range of duties at this level (see paragraph 5.8 of the Soulbury Report).

***extension to range to accommodate discretionary scale points and structured professional assessments.

Need further advice?

Download additional documents for further information of pay and conditions for Soulbury Officers:

 

Soulbury Agreement 2017

The 2017 report of The Soulbury Committee on the Salary Scales and Service Conditions of Educational Improvment Professionals, Educational Psychologists and Young People's/Community Service Managers.

 

 

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