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Jigsaw Trust |

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Employees: 51 to 250

Jigsaw Trust believes that every single individual with autism can and should live a life that allows them the opportunity to reach their full potential and lead full and productive lives. One of the greatest benefits that the Trust can offer is this provision of an education that maximises each learner’s potential.

Who we are

Jigsaw Trust is a registered charity inspired by autism in its desire to provide the very best in ongoing education, vocational and wellbeing services for autistic people; it is also committed to raising awareness of autism and promoting the understanding and acceptance of autistic people.

Jigsaw Trust incorporates

Jigsaw CABAS School, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, educating children aged 4-19 years, and JigsawPlus a specialist day service delivering key living and life skills learning for adults from the age of 18+.

The Trust also operates 2 social enterprises: Café on the Park providing work experience and volunteering opportunities in a public-facing setting, and Jigsaw GARDENworks enabling learners of all ages to embark on a range of gardening and related outdoor activities.

Our Culture & Values

Jigsaw Trust believes that every single individual with autism can and should live a life that allows them the opportunity to reach their full potential and lead full and productive lives. One of the greatest benefits that the Trust can offer is this provision of an education that maximises each learner’s potential.

The sharing of good practice and expertise is undertaken by running family support through outreach services and parent education sessions. Training for professionals and our staff involved in the education and support of children and adults with autism are run by our own staff who are experts in the field of autism education, lifelong learning and the application of behaviour analysis within a learning environment.

The Trust also offers research opportunities for those with an interest in the education and lifelong learning of children and adults with autism and other related communication difficulties and many staff undertake research that is then presented both nationally and internationally at conferences and published in peer reviewed journals.

Our values:

  • Person centred
  • Caring
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Continuous Learning

What our staff say

‘Joining Jigsaw was the best decision I made – I’ve learnt so much in a short space of time’

‘My colleagues are so friendly and supportive, it’s like being part of one big family at Jigsaw’

‘I love that I can make life changing differences to the pupils and learners’

Feedback from our interns

‘It has been an amazing and informative year – the best placement I could have ever asked for. I have had the opportunity to gain so much knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorder and ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis), while also having the chance to complete my Care Certificate, First Aid Training and Epilepsy Training. Alongside this, my decision making, communication and problem-solving skills have improved hugely.’

‘I have felt myself grow both professionally and personally through this placement. I was placed at Jigsaw to benefit and educate the children, but in many ways, they have inspired me’

Equality and diversity

Jigsaw Trust is committed to promoting a positive and diverse culture and achieving equality of opportunity for all pupils, adult learners, parents, staff, governors and visitors, ensuring everyone is respected, valued and supported to fulfil their potential.

We believe that all people are of equal value and are entitled to equality of opportunity. We are devoted to a workplace culture in which individuals are respected and diversity is valued.We are committed to creating a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued and everyone is supported to fulfil their potential.

Latest opportunities

Latest opportunities

  • SEN Behaviour Analyst

  • Qualified Teacher

  • Learning Support Worker

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