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.


Current vacancies

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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Person to Person Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th July 2018

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 Person to Personb at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.

We are looking for a Person to Person Coordinator, the role will be home based, with a requirement to work from our Glagsow Office from time to time. This role covers Glasgow and Greater Glasgow. Please note that this is a fixed term position until 31 July 2022.

We are seeking a coordinator to develop and oversee our Person to Person service. This exciting and rewarding opportunity is a Big Lottery funded service. As Person to Person Coordinator you will be recruiting and training volunteers to support autistic adults who are aged 26 and over. You will need to have professional or voluntary experience providing direct support to a variety of people on the autism spectrum. The successful applicant will have an understanding of how adults can be supported via a variety of mediums including face to face, online and telephone. You will be able to provide advice and support to volunteers who will deliver short to medium term support.

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 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.

Interviews will be held: Monday 6th Augsut 2018

If you have any specific questions about the role, get in touch with Fiona McGrevey, Branches and Volunteering Development Manager, fiona.mcgrevey@nas.org.uk

To apply for the job, please apply online via the button at the end of this page.

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people.

Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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Top job! National Director - Scotland

  • Full time
  • £50,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th August 2018

Are you passionate about creating a society that works for autistic people?

We are looking for a new National Director to lead our work providing peer support, information and employment support across Scotland and challenge the public, business and policy-makers to understand autism better and become more autism-friendly.

Working alongside colleagues who lead our social care and education services in Scotland, you will develop a Scotland-specific strategy. And you will build relationships with Scottish Government, voluntary funders and Scottish businesses to help grow our influence.

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:

For the right person, this role will be career changing. We are looking for an experienced leader with the power to inspire, and a strong drive to transform the lives of more autistic people and their families across Scotland and drive more change in public policy, business and public understanding of autism.

You’ll be the kind of person who motivates and encourages their team and engages partners, celebrating our collective progress and the efforts of staff, volunteers, funders and other stakeholders.

You will be ambitious and capable of evolving our current and future peer support, employment, public and business engagement and policy and public affairs offer. You must be able to drive and sustain high improvement standards.

You will help to shape our strategy for Scotland, alongside colleagues leading our social care and education services. You will input into our new UK strategy and make sure that our work in Scotland draws on and contributes to our UK resources, networks and knowledge.

You’ll be an excellent mentor and a highly effective communicator. Educated to degree level or above, you will have a solid background in communications, campaigning, peer support or employment support in an ever changing environment.

Ultimately, you will be driven with the passion to create a society that works for better autistic people and their families and change the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across Scotland.

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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Befriending & Mentoring Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £16,428 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th September 2018

CashBack for Communities is investing in Scotland’s young people. Following an award from CashBack for Communities, the National Autistic Society Scotland require suitably skilled individuals to join our Moving Forward with CashBack for Communities team.

Moving Forward with CashBack for Communities is aimed at young people on the autism spectrum living in West Central Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities, with the aim of enhancing personal development and readiness for employment.

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:

A coordiantor to deliver the Moving Forward mentoring service. This post is for funded until March 2020.

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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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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Area Business Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,500 – £38,602
  • East Ayrshire
  • Closing 6th 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:

You will be responsible for the service administration and operational business management of all Business Units (Schools and Adult Services) in the relevant area

Where will you be working:

You will be based at our service in East Ayrshire and will be expected to travel to other services. This is a fixed term post for a minimum of 6 months.

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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