Scottish Autism
Scottish Autism

Charity registered in Scotland SC009068

Scottish autism seeks to promote and provide care, education, support and opportunities for individuals with autism of all ages throughout Scotland.

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Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Alloa
  • Closing 30th April 2021

Scottish Autism enables autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

We are looking for dedicated individuals, with an interest in autism, to strengthen and support the existing trustees on our Board. Applicants do not need to have significant autism knowledge as induction and training will be provided.

We wish to increase the diversity, knowledge, age and experience on our Board so hope to attract applications from a wide range of talented individuals. Applications from people with lived experience of autism would be welcome. Whilst all applications are appreciated, we are keen to attract people with experience or knowledge in the following areas but these are desirable, not exclusive:

  • Marketing/media
  • Social care
  • Commissioning
  • IT
  • Strategic HR
  • Asset Management
  • Legal
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One Stop Shop Community Advisor

  • Part time
  • £26,100 – £28,000 pro-rata
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 3rd January 2022

Scottish Autism seeks to promote and provide care, education, support and opportunities for autistic people of all ages throughout Scotland.

Scottish Autism’s Values are:

  • Collaboration – we work with others and value their opinions
  • Compassion – we work with each other and our service users with care and kindness
  • Change Makers – we never stand still, we move positively forward always focussed on quality and being the best
  • Contribution – we love what we do, we never lose sight of our purpose and the difference we make in society

We are currently looking for an Community Advisor to join our existing team at the Fife One Stop Shop. The service is managed by Scottish Autism and funded by Fife’s Health and Social Care partnership.

This post will involve working with the One Stop Shop Service Manager to ensure the delivery of a range of information, advice and post diagnostic support services for people with autism, families, carers and interested professionals.

In this role you will promote awareness and understanding of the needs of autistic individuals across the spectrum among professionals and the wider community. You will be required to maintain relevant resources that are accessible and available to One Stop Shop users and identify gaps in any information resources and formulate actions to ensure the needs are met. You will deliver and facilitate a range of programmes to individuals, families and professionals as directed by the One Stop Shop Service Manager.

The successful candidate will have a degree level qualification in health, education or social care or other relevant qualification, along with extensive knowledge and experience of supporting individuals across the autistic spectrum. The ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of ASD and related issues are essential to this post. You will have good communication skills and be highly organised. Motivation is required along with the ability to work with limited supervision to meet deadlines.

Scottish Autism offers you:

  • 32 days holiday (which increases with your length of service)
  • Non-contributory life assurance scheme
  • Workplace Pension
  • SA Reward Platform

This post is subject to a PVG Disclosure check.

Scottish Autism is a smoke free organisation. Our aim is to protect the Health and Wellbeing of our employees and the individuals we support by providing a smoke free environment.

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Income Generation Partner

  • Full time
  • £26,100 – £28,000
  • Alloa
  • Closing 1st February 2022

Scottish Autism seeks to promote and provide care, education, support and opportunities for people with autism of all ages throughout Scotland. We work tirelessly to create a world where autistic people are understood and enabled to lead meaningful, fulfilling and happy lives as valued members of the community.

A key expectation of everyone who works for Scottish Autism is that they live and breathe our values; Collaboration, Change Makers, Compassion and Contribution. Our values come into play throughout everything we do at work – how we work together, and how we deliver services to the people we support and to the people we work alongside.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Income Generation Partner to join our team. You will assist the Income Generation Lead to develop and implement the income generation strategy, stewarding donors and generating income from key funders, partnerships, projects and events

In this role you will:

· Develop new and existing relationships and partnerships with businesses, foundations and grant-makers

· Develop and steward corporate partners and key supporters

· Identify and research income development opportunities for training and consultancy services

· Work with the Marketing and Communications Team on internal and external marketing activity, maximising opportunities to publicise the name and work of Scottish Autism

· Identify marketing opportunities to drive fundraising and income development

The successful candidate will:

Be committed to and demonstrate our organisational values

Have the ability to work collaboratively across the organisation and with external partners

Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to influence

Be self-driven, proactive, self-motivated and goal-orientated

Have strong customer service/relationship management skills and be able to present effectively

Be flexible to step up and take on additional coordination or overseeing specific income streams when required

You will be educated to at least Higher level and have significant fundraising experience, including trusts, foundations and corporate fundraising, plus significant account management experience.

Scottish Autism offers you:

32 days holiday (which increases with your length of service)

Non-contributory life assurance scheme

Workplace Pension

Discounts at high street retailers, travel and gyms

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure check.

Scottish Autism is a smoke free organisation. Our aim is to protect the Health and Wellbeing of our employees and the individuals we support by providing a smoke free environment.

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Top job! Director of Operations - Scotland wide

  • Full time
  • £86,500
  • Location is flexible & homeworking is possible. Our head office is in Alloa & the successful applicant will be required to travel there & to services throughout Scotland regularly
  • Closing 18th February 2022

Are you a creative, dynamic and skilled leader who can champion change whilst taking others with you?

Scottish Autism is dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. We believe in the power of relationships to transform the lives of the people we support. We help build a more caring, compassionate, and inclusive Scotland, relationship by relationship. As the largest provider of autism specific services in Scotland our responsibility is to champion the voices and rights of autistic people.

This is an exciting time to join Scottish Autism as a senior leader with responsibility for our commissioned and regulated services for autistic adults and young people. Our diverse range of services include education, day and vocational opportunities, residential, supported living, outreach and specialist transition support. Our people play an important role in delivering quality services and creating a world where autistic people are valued and empowered to fulfil their potential.

Our people work in teams, supporting each other through the challenges and triumphs that happen every day. You will be a valued member of the Senior Leadership Team working collectively to shape and deliver our strategy and play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our mission. You will lead on the delivery of diverse and innovative high quality services, as well as identify service development and growth opportunities.

You need to have strong business acumen and a track record of senior experience in social care in Scotland. We are looking for a creative and dynamic individual who will champion change and have the leadership skills to take others with them. Your relationship building and coaching style will underpin a strong focus on performance and outcomes and your external focus and networking skills will ensure that we are able to influence sector debate.

This is a great opportunity to build a strategic role and influence across an amazing organisation and sector. For an informal discussion contact Dorry McLaughlin, Chief Executive on 07783 141732.

Location is flexible and homeworking is possible. Our head office is in Alloa and the successful applicant will be required to travel there and to services throughout Scotland regularly so being commutable within or to the Central Belt would be advantageous.

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Income Generation Partner

  • Full time
  • £28,840 – £35,000
  • Alloa / Remote Working
  • Closing 13th July 2022

Scottish Autism seeks to promote and provide care, education, support and opportunities for people with autism of all ages throughout Scotland. We work tirelessly to create a world where autistic people are understood and enabled to lead meaningful, fulfilling and happy lives as valued members of the community.

A key expectation of everyone who works for Scottish Autism is that they live and breathe our values; Collaboration, Change Makers, Compassion and Contribution. Our values come into play throughout everything we do at work – how we work together, and how we deliver services to the people we support and to the people we work alongside.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Income Generation Partner to join our team. You will assist the Income Generation Lead to develop and implement the income generation strategy, stewarding donors and generating income from key funders, partnerships, projects and events

In this role you will:

  • Develop new and existing relationships and partnerships with businesses, foundations and grant-makers
  • Develop and steward corporate partners and key supporters
  • Identify and research income development opportunities for training and consultancy services
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications Team on internal and external marketing activity, maximising opportunities to publicise the name and work of Scottish Autism
  • Identify marketing opportunities to drive fundraising and income development

The successful candidate will:

  • Be committed to and demonstrate our organisational values
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively across the organisation and with external partners
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to influence
  • Be self-driven, proactive, self-motivated and goal-orientated
  • Have strong customer service/relationship management skills and be able to present effectively
  • Be flexible to step up and take on additional coordination or overseeing specific income streams when required

You will be educated to at least Higher level and ideally have fundraising experience, including trusts, foundations and corporate fundraising, plus account management experience. However transferrable skills will also be considered

Scottish Autism offers you:

  • 32 days holiday (which increases with your length of service)
  • Non-contributory life assurance scheme
  • Workplace Pension
  • Discounts at high street retailers, travel and gyms

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure check.

Scottish Autism is a smoke free organisation. Our aim is to protect the Health and Wellbeing of our employees and the individuals we support by providing a smoke free environment.

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Fundraising Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Flexible / Homeworking
  • Closing 13th July 2022

About us:

Scottish Autism is dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. We believe in the power of relationships to transform the lives of the people we support. We help build a more caring, compassionate, and inclusive Scotland, relationship by relationship. Our people work in teams, supporting each other through the challenges and triumphs that happen every day. Our organisation is our people, and the human qualities they bring to their roles.

About the role:

Reporting to the Income Generation Lead, and working with our Marketing Assistant and Income Generation Partners, this role will provide first line support to our fundraisers, donors, and supporters. This role supports our mission by ensuring our fundraisers feel valued and supported. Ideally there would be hours to be worked over 1 – 2 days per week, which would be flexible.

About You:

You will have strong communication skills to enable you to effectively steward fundraisers, provide excellent customer service and record all communications accurately and clearly.

You will be creative and innovative to help identify opportunities to grow income through digital and social media channels and help create and edit images on canva.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Scotland check.

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Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,500 – £37,000
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 21st October 2022

Scottish Autism is an organisation dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. A key expectation of everyone who works for Scottish Autism is that they live and breathe our values; Collaboration, Change Makers, Compassion and Contribution.

Our values come into play throughout everything we do at work – how we work together, and how we deliver services to the people we support and to the people we work alongside. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and committed Services Manager to work in our South West Area Service who shares and demonstrates our values.

In keeping with our new way of working, a coaching model promoting and developing the autonomy of our teams, the key outcome for this role is to manage the Service to the highest quality. The successful candidate will manage the financial and budgetary targets involved in the provision of these services and participate in the planning, update, and review of these budgets.

With strong leadership, coaching and mentoring skills, you will provide and maintain a quality service, where the focus will be on developing skills, strategies of intervention and maximising independence for those we support and the autonomy of the teams you oversee. You will have demonstrable experience of liaising with multi-disciplinary teams, developing and auditing various care and/or support plans, risk management, people management, and developing close links in the local community, promoting the service and the organisation.

What we offer you:

The opportunity to work with our existing team, supporting individuals to live an active and fulfilled life. Wellbeing is priority in relation to our staff, and we strive to ensure all colleagues feel valued and supported at work.

We provide an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement, specialist training, personalised learning pathway for all, pension scheme, discount platform and our fantastic Employee Assistance Programme.

Suitable candidates will have a relevant experience and qualification as set by the SSSC such as SVQ level 4 in Health/Social Care and the Leadership in Management and Care Award; coupled with experience in a management role.

This post is subject to a PVG Disclosure check.

We encourage and welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.

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Volunteer Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Alloa
  • Closing 21st October 2022

Scottish Autism is dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Established in 1968 by a group of parents, the organisation has gone from strength to strength and is now the largest provider of autism specific services in Scotland as well as being a leading authority and advocate for good autism practice.

Scottish Autism has its own innovative Centre for Practice Innovation (CPI), which delivers and develops leading autism policy, practice and research, and we have a strong national and international reputation for our expertise and change-making approach.

New trustees are needed to strengthen and contribute to our existing board and support our management team, in realising our charitable objectives and strategic priorities.

We will provide tailored support and development for new trustees and you will also work alongside a number of experienced Board Members who can share learning and experience.

Typical commitment is eight Board meetings a year. This is an unpaid position although reasonable expenses can be covered.

We warmly welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.

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Top job! Director of Finance and Business Services - Scotland wide

  • Full time
  • £86,500
  • Location is flexible and homeworking is possible.
  • Closing 18th November 2022

Are you a creative, dynamic and skilled leader who can champion change whilst taking others with you?

Scottish Autism is dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. We believe in the power of relationships to transform the lives of the people we support. We help build a more caring, compassionate, and inclusive Scotland, relationship by relationship. As the largest provider of autism specific services in Scotland, our responsibility is to champion the voices and rights of autistic people.

This is an exciting time to join Scottish Autism as we continue our work with a number of autistic–led organisations, to develop and improve our organisation through inclusive governance. As a senior leader, you will have responsibility for Finance, IT, Procurement, Health and Safety and Property. These services are critical to supporting our work with autistic people in Scotland.

Our people work in teams, supporting each other through the challenges and triumphs that happen every day. You will be a valued member of the Senior Leadership Team working collectively to shape and deliver our strategy and play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our mission.

You will lead on the development of our financial and other business services. You need to have strong business acumen and a track record of senior experience in finance and IT, in particular. We are looking for a creative and dynamic individual who will champion change and have the leadership skills to take others with them. Your relationship building and coaching style will underpin a strong focus on performance and outcomes.

This is a great opportunity to build a strategic role and influence across an amazing organisation and sector.

For an informal discussion contact Dorry McLaughlin, Chief Executive on 07783 141732.

Location is flexible and homeworking is possible. Our head office is in Alloa and the successful applicant will be required to travel there and throughout Scotland regularly so being commutable within or to the Central Belt would be advantageous.

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