Job opportunity: Engagement worker


Can you help strengthen the voice of parent carers and SEND families and improve outcomes for children?

We are seeking an engagement worker to play a key role in two new initiatives: Autism in Schools (AiS) and Partnerships for Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Schools (PINS) projects.

The role will work with health and education partners and specific named schools to improve the outcomes for children and young people with SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities), and to strengthen relationships between schools and their parent carer community.

To be part of this project, it is essential that you have lived experience of neurodivergence, health conditions or disabilities – yourself and/or as a parent/carer of a child, young person or adult, with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Beyond that, please be reassured we will support applicants in understanding the work of parent carer forums and fulfilling the job requirements – do not let the list in the person specification put you off.

Role details
  • £16.94-17.23 hour (£30,825 – £31,364 equivalent to NJC Spinal Point 21-22
  • Highly flexible hours, between 7-14 hours/week, including potential for term-time only working, agreed in negotiation
  • Fixed-term until March 2025 in the first instance, with the possibility of extension
  • Location flexible, option to work from home, from Amaze’s Eastbourne office or hybrid
  • Requirement to travel to schools within East Sussex. Update 13/06/24: Due to the nature of the Autism in Schools project, this role will include attending parent carer groups in schools to coincide with the start or end of the school day.

We are advertising this position highly flexibly, to suit parent carers’ commitments and responsibilities. Please let us know how many hours you are able to work in your cover letter or speak to us to discuss this before applying if you wish.

ESPCF and Amaze are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve. We would particularly welcome disabled applicants and applicants from Black, Asian, and minoritised ethnic communities.

To support your application, please read:

ESPCF Engagement Worker job description 2024 (MS Word download)

Terms and conditions (MS Word download)

Staff benefits policy (MS Word download)

To apply

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Denise Banks, Engagement Co-ordinator,


Amaze hosts and supports ESPCF. This means it provides back-office services (HR, finance, IT etc), the legal and policy framework for ESPCF operations, and strategic support for ESPCF work, but decision-making is set by ESPCF and our steering group.