Key Administrative Officer - Advisory Service for Autism

London (Greater)
£23,167 to £28,073 per annum
18 Mar 2020
30 Apr 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Would you like to spend every day at work knowing that you have made a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people and their families?

Do you want to work within a multi professional team supporting children and young people with autism?

Would you like to be involved with a brand-new service designed to meet the needs of vulnerable young people and their families?

If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Our Autism Advisory Service is looking to recruit a permanent Key Administrative Officer (part time)

What does the service do?

Our Autism Advisory Service for is a multi- professional service providing advice and support to families and education settings in meeting the needs of children and young people with autism.

What will your role be?

The Key Administrative Officer will be responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient administration of the work of the service, managing the referral process, coordinating training and professional’s visits to education settings and communicating with parents/ carers, education settings and other local authority officers.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Andy Fish on 0208 871 6308

The Shared Staffing Arrangement aims to be at the forefront of innovation in local government and the organisation will invest in your development and ensure the opportunities for progression that only a large organisation can provide


In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays (pro rata). 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants

Given the ongoing situation, we have not set a closing date for this job vacancy. We are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of:

· increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic

· the need to support more vigilant public health measures.

We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).