Head of Advisory Service for Autism, Wandsworth

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Wandsworth Virtual SchoolWandsworth
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £58,810-£70,10
Contract term: Permanent

Are you a leader that aims to make real differences to families and children?

We have an exciting and unique opportunity for an inspirational leader to make a real difference to families and children in Wandsworth with Autism or Social Communication difficulties.

You will lead our newly re-designed 0-19 Autism Advisory service. The role will involve leading a multi professional Advisory Service providing high quality, specialist support to children, families and educational settings.

The job is graded at MG2 with an annual salary range from £58,810-£70,108 per annum.

We would love to hear from professionals from a range of backgrounds with:

  • Extensive knowledge of working with and supporting children with ASD.
  • Recent and relevant leadership experience in driving continuous improvement.
  • The skills to provide strong leadership, to articulate a vision and to develop a team.
  • A commitment to collaborative working with families and stakeholders.


Our Children’s Services Division puts inclusion at the heart of our work, and you will be joining our forward thinking, successful and supportive Special Educational Needs and Disabilities team where you will work alongside a range of inspirational professionals dedicated to improving the outcomes for young people with additional needs and their families.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Andy Fish on 0208 871 6308.

The Shared Staffing Arrangement aims to be at the forefront of innovation in local government and the organisation will invest in your development and ensure the opportunities for progression that only a large organisation can provide.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019
Shortlisting Date: Friday 18 October 2019
Interview Date: Monday 28 October 2019

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



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Address: Childrens Services, C/o Wandsworth Borough Council, The Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, Wandsworth, London, SW18 2PU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 871 7348