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Head of Autism Research and Development

Head of Autism Research and Development

Abbot's Lea School


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Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Sunday, April 1st, 2018
Apply by:
6 February 2018

Job overview

Come and join our amazing team!

Abbot’s Lea School is a large and highly successful specialist school educating over 200 students aged 3-19, who, due to their Autism and associated learning differences, require significant specialist support to succeed academically and achieve their full potential.

The school’s mission statement is to be the International Centre of Excellence for Autism.

We ensure outstanding outcomes for all of our students through our unique Philosophy of Education – The ASD Model  which underpins our promotion of:
A – academic progress
S – specialist support
D – development of life skills

We are already an outstanding school (Ofsted, 2016) and now we wish to be the best!

We are at an exciting stage of our development and following a review of our organisational structure, the following opportunity has arisen:

Head of Autism Research and Development
Permanent, Full Time, 52 Week Contract, Salary: circa £30,000

ALS is seeking a Head of Autism Research and Development to join the Strategic Leadership Team, with a focus on further refining, developing and promoting our Autism expertise through effective research and development.

The post-holder will play a key role in the future development of ALS, particularly through developing and raising funds for new research programmes and projects.

An important aspect of the post will be to help build and maintain ALS’s reputation as an organisation able to research and evaluate, develop and advise on Autism. Additionally, the post-holder will be responsible for developing a Traded Model of outreach service aimed at other providers, including but not limited to schools.

The role will involve further development of the school’s substantial networks, and include a significant communications role online and through other electronic media, as well as through publications, presentations and participation in school’s internal and external events.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate high aspirations, courage, drive, passion for equality of opportunity, total commitment to workforce development and partnership working. Ability to communicate this clearly and passionately to a wide range of stakeholders will be key.

For an informal discussion about this role please liaise with Mrs Ania Hildrey, Headteacher via Headteacher’s PA, Ms Kim Adair on 0151 428 1161.

Further information can be found on our website:

Closing date: Friday 6th February 2018 at noon

Positions are subject to Safer Recruitment checks, including an enhanced DBS check. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

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