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

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! 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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This vacancy has now closed

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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This vacancy has now closed

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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