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Department of Education

Autism Education Trust Board Member

We have an exciting opportunity to share – The AET is looking for new Board Members. As our existing members retire, and to diversify the existing skills and experience, we are looking to hire new Board Members. These new members will help support our new strategy and reflect the communities we serve.

Closing Date for applications: 21st May 2021 at midnight.

 

About the Job

 

Location: United Kingdom

Closing Date: 21 May 2021

Interview date (w/c): 17th, 18th and 21st June 2021

Salary: Board members will be reimbursed for their time and expenses incurred at a rate agreed by the Board.

Contract Type: Volunteer

Hours per week: N/A

 

Who we are

The AET is a not for profit partnership organisation founded by two national autism charities – the National Autistic Society and Ambitious about Autism. Supported by the Department for Education, the AET promotes and supports partnerships throughout the education system to improve educational access, experience and outcomes for autistic children and young people.

At the heart of the AET is the belief that good outcomes can only be achieved by working in partnership.

Our work (and that of our licenced partners) centres on upskilling the workforce, supporting system leaders and promoting good practice standards for education settings. We deliver this through professional development training and resources for early years, schools and post 16 settings.

 

Vision Statement

Our vision is a world where all autistic children and young people experience a positive education that supports wellbeing.

 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower the education workforce and support them in securing a positive education that supports wellbeing for all autistic children and young people.

 

Strategy

Our new three-year strategy will see us developing our model and approach in order to further increase our reach and impact in autism education. We’re at a particularly exciting stage of growth and diversification.

We’ve achieved a great deal over the last decade, but have ambitious plans for the future, which includes further growing and developing our approach. Good governance remains an absolute priority for us.

 

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have strong experience at leadership level. You will be a strategic thinker with excellent relationship-building, communication and interpersonal skills. You will be someone who has already achieved real standing in your field and be able to offer established networks. You will also have an important ambassadorial role to play.

To do this, an appreciation of the issues that relate to our work would be useful. Experience in school leadership, provision of training and development services (especially digital) and lived experience of autism are areas of expertise that would be especially beneficial.

Above all, you will share our absolute commitment to our mission and values. In return, this role offers the opportunity to shape our future and ensure we continue to have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of autistic children and young people.

The AET is looking for new board members, as our existing members retire, and to diversify the skills and experience on our Board to support our new strategy and reflect the communities we serve.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

 

How to apply

 

Closing Date for applications: 21st May 2021

 

Stakeholder Day: There will be virtual stakeholder day for successful applicants to find out more about the AET. This will be held on Friday 11th June.

 

Interviews: Interviews will be held via video conference and will be scheduled for 17th, 18th and 21st June.

 

Salary (or hourly rate): Board members will be reimbursed for their time and expenses incurred at a rate agreed by the Board.

 

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.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Apply for this position via our parent company, The National Autistic Society.

Find out more about The Autism Education Trust.

 

Closing Date for applications: 21st May 2021 at midnight.

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