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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Top job! Head of Adult Services - Scotland

  • Full time
  • £50,000
  • Ayrshire
  • Closing 13th January 2019

Who we are:

We are the UK’s leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.

Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.

Until everyone understands.

Who we are looking for:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, dedicated senior professional manager to lead our adult and community services in Scotland.

The successful candidate will support and lead on the delivery of high quality care in a rural setting in East Ayrshire and Glasgow supporting adults with a wide range of needs including people with complex needs with a requirement for high level support to thrive and develop within their own homes.

You will be expected to lead our continuous quality improvement plan across our adult services in Scotland and to develop a strategy for growth of our provision of adult services in Scotland.

You must be qualified to at least degree level or equivalent and demonstrate good practical understanding of autism. You should have demonstrated success in managing the delivery of care and support for vulnerable adults, preferably adults with autism, across more than one site and have a good knowledge of the legislation and inspection systems governing the provision of care for vulnerable adults.

Where will you be working:

You will be based at our service in East Ayrshire and will be expected to travel to other services.

What we can offer you:

• Excellent induction, training and development programme

• Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching

• 24 hours access to online training

• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits

• Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme

• Pension scheme

• 25 days annual leave (plus public holidays)

• Career progression opportunities

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Senior Branch Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £18,360 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th January 2019

Who we are:

We are the UK's leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.

Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.

Until everyone understands.

Who we are looking for:

Help more autistic people feel understood, supported and appreciated by:

  • Developing the ability of volunteer-run branches Scotland to:
    • create and disseminate local information
    • maintain and expand peer support
    • engage branches with key national campaigning activities including both policy and public understanding campaigning
    • support reactive local campaigning
    • fundraise to support these activities by implementing systems, policies and programmes developed by the fundraising team

Supporting branches to implement policies and procedures to keep activities safe and legal and become more sustainable

This role will be home based, however you must be able to travel regularly to our Glasgow Office.

What we can offer you:

• Excellent induction, training and development programme

• Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching

• 24 hour access to online training

• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits

• Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme

• Pension scheme

• 25 days annual leave

• Career progression opportunities

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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,200 – £30,452
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 26th February 2019

Who we are:

We are the UK's leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.

Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.

Until everyone understands.

Who we are looking for:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to join our team in Scotland.

The Policy and Public Affairs Officer will work to influence government policy and create legislative change in the best interest of autistic people and their families. The successful candidate will represent our charity to key government departments, Ministers and Parliamentarians, and develop the strategic relationships we need to influence nationally, while also establishing local approaches. The Policy and Public Affairs Officer will also support campaigning activities in Scotland.

The successful candidate must have proven understanding of policy or parliamentary work, including knowledge of government structures and routes of influence. They must be comfortable analysing information, grasping complex policy issues and communicating these in an accessible and persuasive way to diverse audiences. They should be educated to degree level in an appropriate discipline or have a proven track record in the field. An understanding of voluntary sector and/or disability issues is desirable, as is a knowledge and understanding of campaigning methods.

The NAS offers excellent training opportunities, including job-specific training and training in autism, as well as a diverse range of employee benefits.

What we can offer you:

• Excellent induction, training and development programme

• Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching

• 24 hour access to online training

• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits

• Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme

• Pension scheme

• 25 days annual leave

• Career progression opportunities

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One Stop Shop Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,263 pro-rata
  • Ayrshire
  • Closing 31st March 2019

Who we are:

We are the UK's leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.

Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.

Until everyone understands.

Who we are looking for:

To work with partners to enhance the lives of autistic people and their families living in Ayrshire through relevant sharing of information, advice and signposting.

To share best practice and encourage local groups and services to make their venues accessible for the autistic community in Ayrshire.

What we can offer you:

• Excellent induction, training and development programme

• Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching

• 24 hour access to online training

• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits

• Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme

• Pension scheme

• 25 days annual leave

• Career progression opportunities

For more information about this job please contact ScotlandHR@nas.org.uk

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Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,500 – £38,602
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st March 2019

Who we are:

We are the UK's leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.

Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.

Until everyone understands.

Who we are looking for:

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

For more information about this job please contact ScotlandHR@nas.org.uk

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Top job! External Affairs Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,500 – £38,602
  • Flexible: Glasgow / Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th May 2019

Who we are looking for:

Be at the heart of a campaigning organisation shaking things up in Scotland

We are a campaigning organisation. Our goal is to make society, and Scotland, work for autistic people. We do this through providing services directly to autistic people and their families but also by campaigning vociferously for the rights of autistic people and to ensure that they get the best support as possible from the Scottish government.

We have recently had a step change in our campaigning and public affairs activity where we have been campaigning to end the social injustice of autistic children being illegally excluded from school. We want you to lead our campaigning and public affairs work in Scotland as our new External Affairs manager

Who you are:

With your outstanding interpersonal and communication skills ( written and oral) you will work with colleagues, politicians and civil servants to convince them to support our campaigns and change policy.

With your experience of lobbying and track record of campaigns you feel comfortable working in a political environment and are knowledgeable about how to get things done.

You are a strategic and tactical thinker, looking for opportunities to push forward our agenda.

You have experience of working with the media, writing press releases that catch attention, building powerful relationships with journalists and if necessary you feel comfortable representing our views on TV and radio.

You have experience of public relations and PR crisis management, dealing with and responding to sometimes challenging incidents in a professional manner.

You get the best out of people with your line management skills, developing your team ( A policy officer and a media officer) and delegating appropriately.

You are passionate about social justice, you believe that no one in our society should be left out, excluded or not given the support they need.

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Support Worker - Springburn

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,316
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th June 2019

Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.

A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming a support worker at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.

We are looking for a support worker/s in our Springburn service in Glasgow. You’ll be working with autistic adults and their families in a residential supported living environment.

Being a support worker takes bravery, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.

We need you to beresilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.

Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to further your career in social care.

You may havea personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. You might not have lots of experience yet, but if you share our values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.

Your working patternwill be varied over a seven day rota and could include sleep-ins and bank holidays.

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Senior Support Worker- Springburn

  • Full time
  • £17,895
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th June 2019

Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.

A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming a Senior Support Worker at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.

Who we are looking for:

As Senior Support Worker you will assist with the day to day running of the service. You will be required to work flexibly and innovatively to ensure the people we support achieve their outcomes. You will be required to assist with the support and supervision, coaching, mentoring and developing of front line staff on an on-going basis.

You will deliver direct support to the people we support which will involve a degree of physical activity. This will involve lone working and health related practices including personal care, mealtime assistance and administration of medication as and when required. You must be able and willing to work flexible shifts which include weekends and evenings.Experience of working in a similar environment is essential as is a willingness to undertake any personal development opportunities.

We are looking for:

• Patient, inspiring, caring and sensitive towards the needs of vulnerable people

• Good listeners, able to report and record information accurately

• Team players, able to work independently with little support as required

• Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour

• Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals

• Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practices

Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to help further your career.

You may havea personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. If you share ourvalues and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.

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