Who we are:
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:
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
We are looking for a new Project Coordinator to join our vibrant Programmes team.
This role is suited to someone who is seeking leadership responsibility, has the desire to shape and structure a new service and with a ‘go get em’ attitude. We want someone to work collaboratively on the development and delivery of family and young person workshops plus support the success of our Autism Support Ayrshire information, advice and guidance programme.
The successful candidate will be well organised, have a positive can do attitude, strong empathetic skills and a genuine interest in, and someone who gets enjoyment out of working with our varied community and local partners to meet the needs of autistic people and their families. You also need to be someone who can work successfully independently as well as part of wider team.
We are really looking forward to receiving your application!
This post is fixed term for 1 year with the possibility of extension.
To apply please visit our website
Closing Date: 28 March 2021
Interview date (w/c): To be confirmed