Job description

  • Location:
    Hybrid Working
  • Salary:
    Circa £40000
  • Contract Type:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Closing Date:
    21 August 2022

Project Manager - 3 years FTC (0461)

At Ambitious about Autism, we are currently looking for a Project Manager to join the team.

Autistic children and young people are at the heart of everything that we do. We work in partnership with autistic children and young people and their families. We do this so we can make sure we reflect their lived experience when developing our work. We believe that inclusion is not simply about identifying what autistic people might contribute to their family, school, community or workplace, but about their fundamental right to a life of their choosing and equal access to the resources and networks needed to achieve this.

This role is part of a new project called ‘Autistic and OK', funded by a major financial services organisation. The aim of the project is to deliver a peer support programme in mainstream secondary schools to transform the lives of autistic young people and their caregivers. This project and role will sit within the Participation Team.

As the Project Manager will lead the Autistic and OK team to deliver the project to meet the agreed objectives, KPIs and deliverables, and report progress against agreed targets and timelines.

We are looking for someone that has

  • Experience of planning, delivery and evaluation of complex programmes or projects involving a wide range of stakeholders and multiple deadlines
  • Proven evidence of scaling up reach and impact of projects through effective delivery of dissemination plans
  • Proven experience of developing and maintaining positive strategic relationships and partnerships

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.

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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Stephen Vickers

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