Programme Manager (North)

Recruiter
National Autistic Society
Location
Isle of North Uist
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
11 Feb 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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: 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 For more information about this job please contact Bob Lowndes, Director of Autism Education Trust, bob.lowndes@autismeducationtrust.org.uk Interviews: 23rd February 2018 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.