Chief Executive Officer - Autism Wessex

Christchurch, Dorset
c£80,000 plus 10% discretionary bonus
26 Aug 2016
23 Sep 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Salary: c£80,000 plus 10% discretionary bonus

Founded in 1968 by parents of children with autism, Autism Wessex is a regional charity providing high quality specialist services for people affected by autism and associated difficulties across the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

While there is no cure for autism, Autism Wessex believes that with appropriate education, support or care and by making the world an easier place to understand, people with autism can be active citizens enjoying maximum independence and a good quality of life.

Autism Wessex’s help is varied and far reaching, providing three main areas of support:

  • Portfield School for education, residential and respite care
  • Community Wessex for social care services
  • Advocacy and Advice services

Services are available to anyone who needs it - people with autism and associated difficulties, families and professionals. Anyone affected by autism can rely on Autism Wessex for support.

As Autism Wessex approaches its 50th year, it is seeking a CEO who is a truly dynamic, empowering and an inspirational leader. This is an exciting opportunity to lead Autism Wessex in ensuring the efficient running of the organisation and in shaping its strategic direction.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proven leadership
  • A good understanding of the complexities of autism, ideally within the education and social care arenas
  • Skills in influencing key stakeholders
  • Excellence in building effective relationships
  • A drive to deliver high standards.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role, and details on how to apply, please send your CV to Alternatively, please contact Jenny Hills at Harris Hill Executive Search on 020 7820 7321.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Friday 23rd September 2016.