N10 3JA (Hybrid)
Circa £55,000 pro rata (subject to job evaluation)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Ambitious about Autism stands with autistic children, young people and their families to champion rights, campaign for change and create opportunities.

We started as one school and have become a movement for change. Our services include providing information and practical support and delivering specialist education and employment programmes.

We are currently recruiting for a The Head of Governance and Compliance who will ensure best practice, governance and compliance is embedded at Ambitious about Autism and the Ambitious about Autism School Trust. Through the development and implementation of high-quality monitoring and reporting policies and systems, the postholder will promote excellent governance, and maintain compliance with all external regulatory requirements.

About you: We are looking for an individual who will…

  • Ensure all governance arrangements comply with the Charity Governance Code, the Charity Ethical Principles developed by NCVO, and the Department for Education Governance handbooks for academies, multi-academy trusts and maintained schools.
  • Undertake compliance investigations and produce reports as required for internal monitoring and review purposes and for external regulators.
  • Support the Deputy Chief Executive in the development of a data strategy, building data systems and a data culture that ensure excellent and fully compliant knowledge management, data and records management, archiving and record keeping across the organisation.
  • Recruit, manage and motivate the Governance and Compliance team to implement the strategy.

In return, we offer great benefits including a generous holiday allowance and commitment to continued perfectional development (CPD), flexible and hybrid working and more.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual who would like to work for a forward-thinking, open and honest organisation and make a real impact to the young people we work with. Please find our full recruitment pack on the link below.

If you have any questions around the role or would like to have a confidential chat, please contact Stephen Vickers 

Ambitious 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.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

The Safeguarding responsibilities of the post as per the job description and personal specification.
Whether the post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendment to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2021. This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected', so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS Filter Guidance.


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Refreshed on: 21 May 2022
Closed date: 05 June 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Operations, Governance

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