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Head of Service - Communication & Autism Support Service

Education Enquire


Hours:Full Time

Full Description

Service Area

Education Services


Grade: Upper Pay Scale- £47,349 - £50,362 per annum

            Management Allowance Level 3 - £8944 per annum

            Special Schools Allowance - £3256 per annum 

            SEN Allowance £2114 per annum




The States of Guernsey are looking for a Head of Service for their Communication & Autism Service within Education Services.

The role will entail leading and managing the Communication, Interaction and Autism Service (CIAS) and develop the strategic role of the service within the Education Inclusion Service. To ensure that the work of the CIAS supports the achievement, aims and objectives of Education Inclusion Services and broader States Education strategic and operational plan, which seeks to provide equality of educational opportunity and high achievement for all children and young people.

The CIAS consists of a team of teachers and learning support assistants who seek to provide specialist advice, support and provision for learners with language, communication and interaction difficulties including autism.

The Service works closely with all other Education and Children’s Services (HSC) including Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and other agencies. Members of the team work with all schools; assessing, supporting, advising and working with children experiencing communication and interaction difficulties, as well as providing high quality continued professional development.

Please click on the link below to view a full job description for this role.

Job Description

Contact: Nick Hynes, Head of Inclusion and Services for Children and Schools on email: 


We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this role.


Closing Date: 22 June 2021


Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role.  This should be in addition to any CV supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met.  The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.


Note - Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal references may be taken up prior to interview.


Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks which will be completed following an offer of employment:


  • Satisfactory references which must include one from the candidate's current line manager
  • Occupational Health Clearance
  • Satisfactory, Enhanced, Disclosure and Barring Service Check with Barred Listing Check.  Convictions likely to be considered relevant to this post include crimes involving, but not limited to, theft, violence, dishonesty, fraud, vulnerable individuals and children
  • Confirmation of required qualifications / registrations
  • Possession of a valid Employment Permit


Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently he/she may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and they have demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.


The States of Guernsey and the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all employees and unsupervised volunteers to share this commitment. The post holder will therefore be required to undergo an Enhanced and Barred List DBS check and is recommended to be registered with its Status Update Service.

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