Executive Director of Services

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AFK is looking for a new Executive Director of Services to join our team at a senior leadership level. We are looking for someone who is passionate about our work and who will help expand and improve our services supporting disabled young people in London and beyond.


Job details:


  • Job Title: Executive Director of Services
  • Reporting To: Chief Executive
  • Direct Staff Responsibility: 3 Managers
  • Salary range: Circa £55,000 depending on experience
  • Location: Hornsey, London N8 9DJ (but subject to review)


The Executive Director of Services will lead, and give strategic direction to, the Services department and take responsibility for the delivery of our services to beneficiaries, their families and our partners, with the overarching aim of delivering tangible change, expansion and improvements in our employment and mobility services. In particular, the postholder will drive the provision of new services, by conducting feasibility studies and developing pilot projects and further review the current services.


We are looking for an exceptional candidate with strong communication skills and a demonstrable track record of developing and delivering high quality services, plus the ability and confidence to present at high-level meetings. You will have up to date knowledge and understanding of safeguarding, learning disabilities and autism spectrum conditions, best practice in the design and delivery of training for young people with SEND and, ideally, knowledge of the barriers facing young people with SEND in finding employment and of supported employment and job coaching.


Please download the Job Pack for a more detailed job description and person specification.


Application deadline: Tuesday 6th July 2021 9am.


Preliminary interviews* will be held the week of the 8-15th July 2021, with a second panel interview w/c 19th July 2021/


*The intention is to interview face to face in line with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and subject to Government Guidance. We would be willing to accommodate to virtual interviewing if required.

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