Could you help build a future for young people with autism?

We are looking for an experienced Instructor for Vocational and Lifelong Learning to work within our Young Adult Provision.

Key information:
Salary: £22,000 - £32,000 per annum, depending on qualifications, skills and experience
Hours: Full time, 52 weeks per year
Apply: Online application form


Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 80 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our staff team has grown from around 20 to 600 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. Working with our young people can be challenging but extremely rewarding. Read more about what it's like to work at Prior's Court and the difference you can make here.


We are looking for a Qualified/Unqualified Teacher/Instructor for post 19 to work within our Young Adult Provision. Proven communication skills and an understanding of the needs of young people with autism and complex needs are essential for this role.

A Diploma in Teaching and Learning (or equivalent) or a teaching qualification appropriate for adult learning is required for the role. Experience of curriculum planning and teaching in a learning or vocational setting, working within a special/complex needs environment and with individuals on the autistic spectrum is also required for this role.

You will need to have excellent communication skills, knowledge of the principles underpinning Person Centred Planning and be aware of relevant statutory legislation and requirements. Experience of Health and Safety and Risk Assessment procedures and assessment and accreditation tools relevant to the needs of individuals with autism are also required for the role.


We aim to make our staff feel valued and supported with training in autism along with the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job and develop their careers. Find out more about the benefits we offer.


Read through the application documents below, then complete a short online application form to apply. You may be required to fill in additional forms depending on the role and will be advised by HR following your application. You can read about our application process in detail here.

 Application links: 
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All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.