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Director of the Autism Education Trust


Salary:     Circa £60,000 - £65,000 Per Annum
Region:     Head Office
Job Type:     Full Time- Permanent
Vacancy Group:     Head Office
Category:     Office/Home Based
Closing Date:     7/4/2016
Date Posted:     6/7/2016
Reference:     0001420


About the Autism Education Trust

Established in 2007, the Autism Education Trust (AET) is a partnership between Ambitious about Autism, the Autism Alliance and the National Autistic Society (NAS). It is funded and supported by the Department for Education (DfE) and hosted on behalf of the partnership by the NAS.

Over the past 5 years, the AET has raised the quality of educational provision in early years, schools and for students aged 16 to 25 years through its training programme, competency and standards frameworks.   With already 100,000 education staff trained, the AET is ready to take the next step in its ambitious plans for the future (see

Who we are looking for

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and inspirational leader with good knowledge and experience of the education sector to lead the way in transforming the lives of young people on the autism spectrum.   The task is challenging; managing a national programme and developing a long term, self-sustaining strategic plan for the AET.

Reporting to the Programme Board, partnerships are at the heart of everything the AET does, so excellent interpersonal skills, ability to manage contracts and financial acumen are vital for this role.

How to apply

  •     To apply for this role click the Apply button below or alternatively please complete the attached application form and equal opportunities form below and email to
  •     When providing a supporting statement, please refer to the job description and person specification and include any information that shows your suitability for the role.
  •     For more information about this job please contact Carol Povey at

Interview dates: Friday15th July (London)

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer. 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 and NAS ACADEMIES TRUST 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. NAS ACADEMIES TRUST Company number 7954396 (A charity by statute)

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  •     Are you eligible to work in the UK?
  •     Have you been Barred from working with vulnerable groups?

For more information please download the job description PDF, download application form, download equal opportunities form

 Apply now.