The National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society

Charity registered in Scotland SC039427

The National Autistic Society is a leading UK charity for adults, young people and Children with autism and their families. We provide information, pioneering support services and campaign for a better world for people with autism. We are proud of the difference we make.


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Programme Manager – Scotland

  • Full time
  • £30,500 – £33,800
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th March 2020

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

What we can offer you:

  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan)
  • Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme

“An exciting and rare opportunity has come up to join the senior team of the National Autistic Society Scotland as a Programme Manager. This role is vital in supporting and developing our non statutory post diagnostic support services. These are services we offer to improve the quality of life of autistic people and include our One Stop Shops, Information and Advice Services, our befriending programme and the support of our branch network. This is a great opportunity to take on significant responsibility within the charity sector.

Desired qualities/experience

  • line management experience
  • the proven ability to be strategic
  • experience of developing services and programmes
  • experience of working with a range of stakeholders
  • some experience of fundraising and business development
  • a can do attitude
  • you don’t need to have a background in autism but a willingness to learn
  • be personable, enthusiastic and positive."
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