Director of Education

Job reference : 001878
Location : Essex
Closing date : 27/11/2017
Interview date (w/c) : 04/12/2017
Salary : Negotiable dependant on experience
Contract type : Full Time
Hours per week : 35


Who we are:

We are the UK's leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.

Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.

Until everyone understands. 

Who we are looking for:

For the right person, this role will be career changing. We are looking for an experienced leader with the power to inspire, and a strong drive to transform the lives of the young people in our schools and across our education services.

You’ll be the kind of person who motivates and encourages their team, celebrating our students’ progress and that of the principals and education service leads you will manage.  

You will be ambitious and capable of evolving our current and future schools and education offer. You must be able to drive and sustain high improvement standards.

As an innovative thinker who keeps abreast of educational and technical developments, you feed these seamlessly into practice. We take huge value from our leaders sharing their knowledge and experience, so you will be skilled in sharing yours across all parts of our charity. Of course, you will encourage your senior team to do the same.

You’ll be an excellent mentor and a highly effective communicator. Educated to Master’s degree level or above in education or a related discipline, you will have a solid background in developing education services and schools in an ever changing environment.

Ultimately, you will be driven with the passion to provide the best education to young people on the autism spectrum across the country.

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

For more information about this job please contact

Interviews: Wednesday 6th December 2017

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.

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.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.
Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
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