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Autism Team Leader

Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:MPR/UPR =TLR1 (£9708) 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Dragon Court, 1 Woolsthorpe Close, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 3BP 


Closing date:17 May 2022 at midnight 

Autism Team Leader
This is teaching post with teacher’s terms and conditions paid on teacher’s MPR/UPR + TLR 1 (£9708)
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.
Do you have significant experience of teaching children with Autism?
Do you have the flexibility to work across a range of settings and across all ages 0-25, abilities and Key stages?
Do you have experience of managing and working within a team?
Do you have high expectations and are you committed to imporving learning and social outcomes for children and young people with Autism?
Are you aware of the recent legislation in the SEND field?
We have a fantastic opportunity, due to retirement, for an experienced teacher to lead and innovative Autism team as part of the Nottingham City SEND Support Service, from September 2022.  The role is to lead and work within a well-established and highly rated Autism team, working with autistic children and young people, their families and professionals involved in their educational settings.  The team works in collaboration with the wider SEND Support Services as a whole, and other Local Authority provision, such as health and social care.  The Autism team is made up of teachers and transistion support workers.
We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and experienced teacher who can work in partnership with schools, settings and families to promote the achievement, inclusion and independence of children and young people with Autism across Nottingham.  The team leader should have expertise in offereing evidence based intervetions for children and young people with Autism.  Having experience of working directly with schools to foster a whole school approach to improve educational outcomes is desirable.  Knowlede and experience of delivering of AET training is essential.
The role includes responsibility for the management of the Autism team budget including achieving a traded income target.  The strategic oversight and development of the team and ensuring that the service is being delivered effectively.  The service is creative in thinking about how best to meet the needs of our education communities and specialist interests and the development of bespoke interventions is actively encouraged.
The Autism team has access to a shared office base at Dragon Court, Woolsthorpe Depot, Nottingham, NG8 3BP.
  • Teacher qualification or equivalent
  • Teaching experience of a minimum 3 years
  • Experience of working with children and young people with autism and communication and interaction needs
  • Management experience to include line mangment and performance management of staff
  • Understanding the principles of inclusive education
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Fiona Gray, Email: or Judith Morgan, email:
Useful information for Applicants
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact
This is teaching post with teacher’s terms and conditions paid on teacher’s MPR/UPR + TLR 1 (£9708)

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