Middletown Centre for Autism is seeking to recruit a high calibre Chief Executive Officer

Permanent, Full time Position

Salary:  £66,424 to £71,912/ equivalent: €77,716 to €84,137 (subject to review) plus substantial reward package

Location: Middletown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland

The Board of Middletown Centre for Autism is now seeking a high calibre and ambitious Chief Executive Officer, who will play a pivotal role in supporting the Board to lead the Centre.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide visionary leadership and to maintain and build on the Centre’s high level of success which is at the forefront of delivering innovative, high quality support and education services to children and young people with autism, their families and the professionals who work with them and the wider autism community across the island of Ireland.

About Middletown Centre for Autism

Middletown Centre for Autism promotes excellence in the development and coordination of education services to children and young people with autism, and has a remit across the island of Ireland.

The Centre’s work is underpinned by the latest research, developing innovative, evidence-based approaches to the provision of autism services. It delivers expert, research-driven guidance and advice to policymakers and education providers in both Northern Ireland and Ireland, as well as offering specialist, second tier autism support services, and an extensive training programme for parents and school staff in both jurisdictions.

Middletown Centre for Autism has an established, and widely recognised reputation for excellence, built on the quality of its extensive range of services, its outstanding leadership and the dedication of its employees and delivery partners. The Centre is firmly regarded as an excellent example of cross border co-operation.

About the Role

The successful post holder will be responsible for implementing the Centre’s strategic vision and direction, and ensuring the objectives and targets of corporate and business plans are met. As Accounting Officer, the Chief Executive is also responsible for ensuring the highest level of financial probity and compliance across both jurisdictions.

How to Apply

For further information and details on how to apply, please refer to the Candidate Information Pack.

Click here to download the Candidate Information Pack

Click here to download the Application Pack

Please note that Allen People Solutions has been appointed by the Centre to manage this prestigious recruitment competition on its behalf.

Therefore, should any candidates require reasonable adjustments for any aspect of the selection procedure, including assistance completing their application form because of a disability, or who require the Candidate Information Pack and Application form in an alternate format, please contact Allen People Solutions via email on MCACEOrecruitment@allenpeoplesolutions.co.uk.

Completed Application Forms must be returned by no later than Wednesday 15th March 2023 at 12:00 noon to: MCACEOrecruitment@allenpeoplesolutions.co.uk

or by post to:

Allen People Solutions Ltd

1b Ladas Drive



CVs will not be accepted.

Key timetable is as follows:



Advert close date

Wednesday 15th March 2023 at 12 noon

Panel Shortlisting

Monday 20th March 2023

Psychometric Personality Profile

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to complete an on-line psychometric personality profile from Monday 20th March 2023

Interviews and unseen presentation

Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th April 2023 (Dundalk)


Middletown Centre for Autism is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity for all.