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Current Vacancies


Our current vacancies are listed below. If you’re interested in a particular role and would like to find out more about it, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more.

Skylarks is committed to equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Skylarks is committed to the employment of disabled people. To demonstrate this commitment, we guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria as outlined in the person specification.



Skylarks Charity is going through an exciting period of development, supporting a growing number of children with additional needs and their families. 

Following a strong year-end, Skylarks is pleased to be in a position to continue growing our team so we can deliver high-quality services to children and their families.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

SEND Progression Programme Manager - Spread Your Wings

Skylarks Charity is looking for a SEND Progression Programme Manager to lead its Employment and Skills Programmes (Spread Young Wings). This role focuses on improving the career development and employment prospects of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The role is critical to building and leading our employability offer for young people ages 12-25.

Reporting to the Operations Manager and working alongside the wider team, you will lead the development of the programmes for the charity. The Spread Your Wings Programmes provide a range of careers, life and work skills training delivered in schools, in person and online, across Richmond and South West London, and the UK.

This role is remotely based, but applicants are expected to have the flexibility to regularly travel to Richmond and the surrounding areas to carry out the role. 

You will be required to: 

  • Manage and continue to build the Spread Your Wings Employment and Skills Programmes offer. 
  • Deliver workshops across the programmes in-schools or online.
  • Deliver the Spread Your Wings Career Coaching Parent Programme to support parents in identifying and overcoming barriers for their children;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with schools and local authorities to engage within the programmes.
  • Contribute to Skylarks’ Operations team and relevant internal meetings
  • Manage the team of external trainers who deliver the Spread Your Wings programmes
  • Manage and build supplier relationships, developing and maintaining the offer for young people.
  • Manage recruitment, admissions and enrolment of all young people on the programmes.
  • Manage programme bookings, registers, attendance and retention ensuring accurate data is maintained and can be used for measuring quality.
  • Develop employer engagement to support the offer by working with the Corporate Partnerships team.
  • Work with the Marketing Team to market and promote the Spread Your Wings programmes.
  • Lead on the review and evaluation of the programme offer, as part of a quality cycle - listening to the needs of users and the employment sector. 

HOURS OF WORK: 25 hours per week (open to negotiation), 52 weeks per year
Candidates can be flexible in delivering their hours (within Core Working Hours and Service Delivery).

SALARY: Up to £38k pro-rata

SEND Employability Trainers


Skylarks Charity is looking for Trainers for Young People with SEND, to facilitate  Employability Workshops for our Spread Your Wings programme.

We are looking for Teachers/Trainers to deliver Online Employability Workshops to small groups of young people, with additional needs in Year 8 and 9 (with or without an EHCP).  

The workshops run weekdays after-school between 4.30pm-8pm. 

This role is suited to an experienced SEND / Career teacher, who has experience of group online tutoring with young people with a variety of additional needs. 

The 1 hour workshops will be offered on Zoom and all training and materials will be provided. The role has potential to develop to offer in-class (face-to-face) workshops to young people in the South-West London area.

What we offer: 

  • Freelance contract  
  • £28 p/h - £35 p/h
  • Flexible part-time hours 
  • Term-time or holiday work available
  • Paid training, meetings and upskilling opportunities
  • Supportive team 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Delivering online sessions with small groups of max 10 young people 
  • Delivering the 7 week employability programme over 7 consecutive weeks
  • Following the module plan and using the provided workshop content 
  • Providing the young people with holistic and engaging sessions, which meet their needs, and support them to make progress and achieve the programme goals
  • Working with the parents sharing feedback on their child's progress and signposting
  • Completing student progress reports and overall programme delivery. 

Trainer Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years teaching or training experience
  • Experience working with young people with additional needs in an educational or training context
  • Experience of using online platforms and delivering educational content online
  • Experience of facilitating young people with varied abilities and offering personalised support in a group 
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of safeguarding processes
  • Professional Teaching Qualification (PGCE / QTS / QTLS) (Desirable)
  • A commitment to the aims and ethos of Skylarks
  • The ability to maintain high standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism
  • A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion - dealing with people and issues honestly, fairly and with respect
  • A commitment, understanding and a sensitive approach towards the needs and challenges faced by young people with disabilities and their families


Application Process

To discuss the role further please contact Rachael Chidgey at


Trustee on the Board of Directors

Skylarks Charity is seeking Trustees who will be part of a dedicated Board of Directors supporting children with additional needs and their families.

This is a voluntary role but reasonable travel and subsistence costs will be paid.

We are looking for people who have strong leadership skills in a range of backgrounds, including legal, HR, finance, property and compliance.

The Board of Trustees provides leadership for the overall governance and strategic direction of Skylarks.

Application Process

To discuss joining the Board please contact Jennifer Peters via


If you are interested in any other volunteering role with us, please complete an expression of interest using our online form.

We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Employer

We Value Difference

Skylarks are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where all our colleagues feel they can be themselves, thrive in their roles and grow in their careers.
We believe our core beliefs around diversity that make our charity so unique should continue into our working practices. As an accessible employer, we recognise and embrace the diversity on offer throughout the workplace. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer meaning we have been certified by the government as actively taking steps to attract, recruit and retain disabled workers. We understand that some disabled colleagues will need adjustments to help them perform to the best of their ability – these can be changes to the built environment and furniture, the tools and technology they use in doing their job, aspects of the role or working arrangements. We encourage applications from individuals with additional needs to apply for our vacancies and support them in accessing the workplace.