Job description

  • Location:
    The Pears National Centre for Autism Education
  • Salary:
    Circa £37,000 (subject to job evaluation)
  • Contract Type:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Closing Date:
    17 August 2022

Executive Assistant - Governance (0458)

Ambitious about Autism is looking for an Executive Assistant (EA) - Governance Partner to join the team! Ambitious about Autism stand 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.

As the EA (Governance), you will provide effective and efficient support to the Trustees and members of Ambitious About Autism and the Ambitious About Autism Schools Trust administering Board and Committee meetings. You will produce high quality minutes, facilitating the recruitment and induction of new Trustees ensuring compliance with regulatory reporting requirements.

You will also provide high-level EA support to the Director of Finance and Planning and the Director of External Affairs, furthering the corporate and departmental objectives within these directorates and enabling the smooth running of team administration.

We are looking for someone that has:

  • Experience in providing executive support  at a Board level, with multiple internal and external stakeholders, in a relevant setting
  • Experience of supporting a busy senior management team to achieve ambitious targets and goals and to respond to unexpected opportunities and tight deadlines
  • Experience of briefing senior management on potentially serious issues and of troubleshooting and managing reputations and good relationships.

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

This role is based at our headquarters in Muswell Hill, and there is an expectation of regular office attendance, however hybrid working options are available.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to have a confidential chat, please contact Stephen Vickers 020 8815 5439 -

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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The Pears National Centre for Autism Education
Woodside Avenue, Muswell Hill, London, UK, N10 3JA

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Stephen Vickers

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