Chair of Governors

Autism Unlimited
Voluntary, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Autism Unlimited exists to support and empower those living with autism. Autism affects around 700,000 people in the UK and if you include their families, autism is a part of the daily lives of 2.8 million people. We recognise the challenges for children, adults and their families and work with them as partners to find solutions and create opportunities through tailored learning and support. The environment we aim to create in education is fun, friendly, and joyful – we see the possibilities and opportunities, not barriers and boundaries.


Our School Governing Body is central to our success, and we are lucky to have a supportive and challenging group who work closely with us to deliver improvement in our school. We want our governing body to help, guide and hold the senior leadership team to account for improving our school offer. We are particularly keen to meet people living with autism who might be interested in this role. 

You do not need to have been a governor before, but chairing or leadership experience would be very useful. All we ask is that you use your professional insight, your strategic and leadership talent, and your determination to create an aspirational education for children living with autism. 

If this excites you, we hope you enjoy reading more about who we are at Autism Unlimited and will consider making an application.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.


Closing date
Friday 28th June 2024

Preliminary interviews
w/c Monday 8th July 2024

Final Panel interviews
w/c Monday 15th July 2024