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Chief Executive Officer

Based: Bracknell

Salary: c £70k

The British Dyslexia Association (B.D.A.) is the leading Charity for Dyslexia in the UK. It is a professional body, accrediting specialist courses, assessors and teachers.  The go to place for sound information, with policy development, projects and the National Helpline. Our services include assessment, training, conferences, and publications relating to all age groups.

We are seeking a new C.E.O., who will have the opportunity for an overlap induction with our current C.E.O. who, sadly for us, is retiring in the early Spring. A lot of work has been done over the last decade to develop effective trading streams and we are in sound financial health, with more than policy level reserves. It is an exciting time for a new C.E.O. to develop further our reach, impact and influence from this stable base. There are many opportunities for us.

We are looking for someone with similar values, sound strategic, organisational and financial management experience. A high level of expertise in dyslexia is preferred. We think the post may appeal to those with experience of running a Charity, SEN commissioners, Educational Psychologists, Headteachers with an interest in SEN, or other senior managers in educational settings, learning support and dyslexia experts. This is an excellent opportunity to make a positive difference in this field.

Thank you to all who are applying for the CEO vacancy. If you have not received an acknowledgement of your application, please can you resend it to as we have experienced a problem with the original email address. We apologise for this inconvenience.

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For our further information pack or an informal chat, please contact

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter, to:  If you would prefer to supply a video instead of a covering letter, then please send it to M Malpas, BDA Unit 6A, Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane, Bracknell RG12 7BW. The closing date for applications will be 29th September 2017. Interviews will be held on 5th and 6th October.

Helpline Co-ordinator

(short term contract until end of March 2018)

Salary pro rata (12 hours a week over 3 days) plus contributory pension scheme

Office based – Bracknell

We are seeking a highly organised, competent, person with an SpLD qualification, or equivalent experience, in dyslexia for our existing Helpline team to support the Education Manager in the provision of high quality, information, advice and support.  The post holder will also work to take issues forward with the policy team.

For further information, please see the Job description/person specification.

If you are interested in applying, please send:

  • Completed Application Form, or
  • C.V. with covering letter explaining how your skills and experience match each of those on the person specification.
  • Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 29th September 2017

Applications, once completed, should be emailed to:

Please note:

1. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by telephone in the first instance, so please ensure you include a daytime contact telephone number on your application.

2. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in this post.  Due to the rising costs of recruitment and our efforts to direct our funds to support dyslexic people we are unable to respond to all applicants.  If you have not heard from us within two weeks from the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

3. The BDA is working towards equality of opportunity in all aspects of its work.  It is our aim that no applicant or employee is unfairly treated.  To help us to monitor the effectiveness of our policy commitment, all applicants are asked to complete the enclosed equal opportunities monitoring form.  This form is not shown to selectors; it is held separately and used for monitoring purposes only.

Associate Assessors

We are currently looking for additional Associate Assessors, both dyslexia specialist teachers and psychologists, qualified to carry out dyslexia diagnostic assessments for both adults and children (and/or workplace needs assessments). We pay a good day rate, under a Contract for Services, and there is plenty of scope for flexibility to work around other commitments.

To apply: Please download the application form by clicking here.

If you require further information then please contact: