Situations Vacant

Director of Service Development

Ambitious about Autism
Director of Service Development
London
cĀ£85,000

Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. Our mission is to help children and young people with autism to learn, thrive and achieve. We work to improve the services available for children and young people with autism, to increase awareness and understanding of autism, to campaign for change and, through TreeHouse School, The Rise School and Ambitious College, to offer outstanding specialist education and support.

We are driven to make the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism and improve their life chances. Around half of children and young people with autism experience informal exclusion and less than 25% progress to any form of education beyond school. Our strategy, Ambitious Futures 2020, sets out our plans to have an even greater reach and impact. As part of this, we aim to further develop our existing and new education services, based on innovative models of best practice that achieve outstanding outcomes for children and young people and have a wider impact on our educational community.

To enable us to deliver on this ambitious growth agenda, we are looking to appoint a Director of Service Development. This is an exciting and challenging executive leadership team role, working closely with the Board and ELT to deliver on our strategy and with the scope to bring your innovative thinking to shape future service development.

You will have proven experience of leading the development and delivery of new services for children, young people or adults with special educational needs and/or disabilities, from a third sector, education, social care/local authority or health background and have a track record of working with commissioners at a senior level. With strong leadership, business development and stakeholder engagement skills, you will be a self-starter and innovative thinker, who will be able to straddle the strategic and operational, and inspire your team.

For more information about this role and details of how to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/2J9e0G1

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact our consultants at Peridot Partners: Emma Harvey on 07702 678653 or emma@peridotpartners.co.uk or Philippa Fabry on 07772 902071 or philippa@peridotpartners.co.uk

Closing date: 9am Monday 3rd June 2019

Ambition about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.