Vacancy - Chief Executive Officer 10/05/2017 05:27

IPSEA is a registered National charity (number 327691) giving free and independent legally based information, advice and support to make sure that children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) get the right education.

An exceptional person is required to change the lives of children and young people with SEND by leading and developing IPSEA.

First rate legal skills and extensive management experience are needed to further build this small renowned legal charity.

Experience of representing parents at the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal and/or legal practice in the fields of education law, social welfare law or public law is needed.

The Chief Executive will have overall responsibility for managing the performance of IPSEA and ensuring that all our services have the quality and breadth of expertise that families of children and young people with SEND continue to need. Our new Chief Executive will advocate on behalf of children and young people with SEND.

This a Full-Time (35 hours pw) position, with a salary of £50,000 - £60,000 pa and 30 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays.

If you are committed to supporting some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people in society and are an exceptional leader with extensive legal and management experience, please apply by downloading an Application Form and an Equal Opportunities Form and emailing them, along with your CV, to

For more information please see the Job Description/Person Specification or you can also call Denise Murphy (Interim Chief Executive) for an informal talk about the post on 01799 582030.


Closing date for applications: June 2nd 2017
Interviews: June 12th 2017

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