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:
As Media and Communications Officer, you will be central to our mission to increase understanding and awareness among the public of autism and the challenges individuals and their families face.
You’ll have an eye for a good news story, sourcing, developing and placing media pieces in print, online and broadcast, working closely with journalists and other media professionals.
Important to us is supporting and empowering autistic people and their families to share their experiences to create impactful stories which help lead to real understanding and real change.
You’ll also be skilled at coordinating our social media channels, developing engaging and compelling content around the services we provide as well as providing important information to our followers.
You’ll also collect and edit content for our magazine ‘News and Views’ which goes out to our members nationwide, making sure it’s an engaging and informative publication.
Finally, you’re a team player, working well in a small busy team – linking up your work with Policy and Campaigns as well as connecting in with colleagues across the UK with an eye for both the small and bigger picture.
Desirable is prior experience of working in a press office and with communications more broadly, but ultimately, we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, quick to learn and passionate about making change for autistic people and families.
Please visit our website to apply: isw.changeworknow.co.uk/national_autistic_society/vms/e/careers/positions/a5F7UODb9c2QFxJQHDfTY_
Closing Date: 08 August 2021