Head of Autism Research and Development

09 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

ALS is seeking a Head of Autism Research and Development to join the Strategic Leadership Team, with a focus on further refining, developing and promoting our Autism expertise through effective research and development strategy.

The post-holder will play a key role in the future development of ALS, particularly through developing and raising funds for new research programmes and projects.

An important aspect of the post will be to help build and maintain ALS’s reputation as an organisation able to research and evaluate, develop and advise on Autism.

The role will involve further development of the school’s substantial networks, and include a significant communications role online and through other electronic media, as well as through publications, presentations and participation in school’s internal and external events.

The aim is to help develop and cement ALS’s reputation as a leading centre of excellence in Autism.

Additionally, the post-holder will be responsible for developing a Traded Model of outreach service aimed at other providers, including but not limited to mainstream schools.

Internally, the post holder will be a part of SLT and work flexibly to secure greater innovation and through direct working with the professionals within the school, develop and strengthen the organisation.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate high aspirations, courage, drive, passion for equality of opportunity, total commitment to workforce development and partnership working.

Ability to communicate this clearly and passionately to a wide range of stakeholders will be key.

The post-holder will enjoy working as part of a dedicated team and will have the opportunity to experience many aspects of ALS’s work and contribute to the development of the organisation as a whole.

For further information about this role please contact Ania Hildrey, Headteacher via Kim Adair on 0151 428 1161.

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