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Employer I CAN
Location London/Home Based
Salary £56,000 per annum (£70,000 FTE)
Contract type Part Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

I CAN Central Office in London EC1V or home-based

Contract: Part-time (4 days per week), Permanent  

I CAN is the children’s communication charity and our vision is a world where all children have the communication skills they need to fulfil their potential. Serving children and families for over 128 years, I CAN today consists of two special schools, Meath School (Surrey) and Dawn House School (Nottinghamshire); a social enterprise that develops and distributes a wide range of materials, training packages and interventions across the nation; the I CAN Help portfolio of information and advice for parents, carers and practitioners; and is the host for The Communication Trust, a consortium of over 50 organisations in the field of communications. I CAN’s mission is that no child should be left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding.     

This is an exciting time to join our organisation. With the arrival of a new Chairman and new Chief Executive, the charity is going through a period of ambitious change. We are seeking an experienced senior leader with significant experience in an educational field to develop, implement and lead I CAN’s strategy in relation to its schools and outreach programmes with the dual purpose of reaching more children, young people and families and extending I CAN’s influence and impact in the field of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

This is a unique opportunity for a motivated and strategic leader who has extensive experience of line managing schools. You will have an excellent understanding of special schools and how Local Authorities operate. You may have knowledge in the field of planning, public policy and government. This is a new role at I CAN and as a key member of the senior management team you will make a significant impact in an organisation whose purpose is to help transform children and young people’s lives.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive 0207 843 2512.

All details of the post and supplementary information is available on the I CAN website ( or please email to request an application pack.

The closing date for all applications: 9am, 27 March 2017 with interviews scheduled for 7 April 2017.

I CAN is the children’s communication charity. We are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world.

I CAN is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and the safeguarding and welfare of children. We carry out the appropriate vetting and verifications on all staff and this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Registered Charity Number 210031; Scotland Charity Number SC039947

About the employer

I CAN is the children’s communication charity. I CAN works to develop speech, language and communication skills for all children. I CAN’s particular focus is children who find communication hard.

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Locations and contacts

8 Wakley Street
United Kingdom
+44 20 7843 2569