Do you share our ambition to push the boundaries on behalf of all the children and young people with autism in the UK? Are you an influential and dynamic individual, passionate about transforming policy and practice in autism education nationally?
What are we looking for?
At Ambitious about Autism and Autism Schools Trust, we’re seeking an engaging, driven and compassionate Head of Education Practice (Group) to lead on the further development, embedding and evaluation of our Ambitious Approach - our approach to Education practice, across all our educational settings.
To succeed in this exciting and pivotal role, our successful candidate will have substantial experience in working in a provision for children and young adults with autism or learning disabilities, plus possess inspirational stakeholder management skills for both internal and external audiences. You should also have:
A relevant qualification in Education, Education Psychology, Positive Behaviour Support Autism or be a Speech and Language specialist
A proven track record of working in a setting that positively manages complex challenging behaviour
Experience of safeguarding policy and processes and positive stakeholder management
The ability to lead, motivate and effectively manage people to deliver
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, plus strong IT skills
Impressive interpersonal, time-management and prioritisation abilities
These are some, but not all, of the amazing achievements we will expect from you. You will:
Lead on the development and delivery of a core competency and training framework for all staff in education services
Build strong external relationships and profile working with the education and autism community
Develop and implement a supervision framework for all specialist staff, including Behaviour analysts, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and support staff in development
Lead and develop a Practice Leadership Group across education services
Develop a ‘knowledge hub’ to support education staff learning and development
Support the development of research and evaluation across education services.
Ambitious about Autism offer an excellent benefits package that includes: generous annual leave; season ticket train loans and bike loans; 24-hour Employee Assistant Programme; Pension and Life Assurance; on-site physiotherapy, mindfulness training, eye tests and eye care, and childcare voucher scheme.
Closing date: 1 January 2019
Interview date: w/c 7 January 2019