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Chair of Post-19 Advisory Board

Part-time volunteer role

BeyondAutism’s Post-19 provision is expanding rapidly in response to demand. The Chair of the Advisory Board is responsible for providing oversight to the two Post-19 hubs, performing the role of ‘critical friend’ in as constructive a manner as possible.

The service provides each of its young adults with a truly personalised curriculum and one-to-one support by dedicated and passionate staff. The ultimate goal of the service is to prepare and support students to live a life of choice and opportunity and to nurture confidence, independence and self-belief.

We are seeking an experienced individual to Chair the Post-19 Advisory Board which meets termly. We are keen to hear from individuals with expertise in education, in-depth knowledge of the adult care sector and experience at a senior leadership level in service delivery.

This opportunity is both exciting and significant as you will plan a key role in shaping our future development and growth.

Ideally candidates will have:

  • Deep knowledge of the adult care sector including full understanding of the vital importance of safeguarding
  • Experience of working with a board, either as an executive or board member in the charity, public or private sector
  • Experience of working in an educational setting, in a leadership position
  • The ability to lead a team to creatively shape outcomes and participate actively in group decision making.

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: Hammersmith and Wandsworth, London

Salary: Unpaid role

Hours: The Chair of the Post-19 Advisory Board must commit to attending three Advisory Board meetings (approximately 2 hours). Meetings are held at one of the Post-19 hubs in London.

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

HR Department, BeyondAutism, The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, SE11 5RR.

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