The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.
We transform lives by providing support, information and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Since 1962, autistic people have turned to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.
We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.
We have come a long way, but there is still so much to do to, together we can help create a society that works for autistic people.
Who we are looking for:
This is an exciting opportunity to join the hugely respected Autism Education Trust and contribute to its future development in securing improved educational access, experience and outcomes for children and young people with autism. Established by the Department for Education in 2006, the AET works with a range of local and regional partners in delivering a programme of professional development, service improvement and wider capacity building initiatives within the education system throughout England.
The successful candidate will share our passion for improving the education of autistic young people; demonstrate excellent insight to the education system and the challenges faced by settings and practitioners; have excellent inter-personal and negotiation skills and good experience of multi-agency working. Direct experience of working with people with autism will be a distinct advantage.
Where will you be working:
This role is home based in the North Regions and it is expected that the successful candidate will live in the north of England.
What we can offer you:
- Excellent induction, training and development programme
- Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching
- 24 hour access to online training
- Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
- Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
- Pension scheme
- 25 days annual leave
- Career progression opportunities
Interviews: 27 February 2019
Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.
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The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.
We are an equal opportunities employer.