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Chair of Governors

Part-time volunteer role

BeyondAutism is a charity which runs Park House School and Tram House School, independent special schools based in Wandsworth, providing education for pupils with autism aged 4-19. We are seeking a Chair of Governors to lead and develop the single Governing Body that has oversight of both schools. The ideal candidate will have an educational background including senior leadership, board and governing experience. Experience of managing in a special needs school setting would also be desirable. Candidates should also have a sound understanding of autism and an empathy with the families the charity supports.

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Work with the Heads of School to promote and maintain high standards of educational achievement
  • Ensure that the Governing Body sets a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction for the schools
  • Hold the Heads of School to account for the educational performance of the schools and its pupils
  • Ensure effective use of the schools’ resources.

For further information on the charity and the role, download the job information pack. We are particularly seeking applications from people that represent the diversity of our community. This is a non-remunerated role, with all reasonable expenses met. To apply, please send an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter detailing your expression of interest to Ian Hunter, HR Director: ianhunter@beyondautism.org.uk.

BeyondAutism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced disclosure will be conducted for the successful applicant.

Location: Wandsworth, London

Salary: Unpaid role

Hours: The Chair of Governors must commit to attending three Governing Body meetings (approx. 2 hours) and three Sub-Committee meetings each year

Type: Part-time volunteer role

Date posted: 15th December 2020

Closing Date: Friday, 5th February 2021

Interview Date: W/C 15th February 2021

Job Description: Download

How to apply:

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter detailing your expression of interest to Ian Hunter, HR Director:

ianhunter@beyondautism.org.uk

FAO: Ian Hunter, HR Department, BeyondAutism, The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, SE11 5RR.

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