Autism & Neurodiversity North Scotland
Autism & Neurodiversity North Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC007421

Autism & Neurodiversity North Scotland (previously Grampian Autistic Society) was founded in 1987 by a small group of parents and professionals who were concerned for the needs of autistic individuals. It was the first organisation of its kind in the region to offer help and support to autistic individuals, their families and wider support networks. Beginning as a support group, the society expanded over time and became a parent-run organisation which was later constituted into a charity. We have a staff team of around 50 people and provide direct, ongoing support and services to over 150 individuals and their families throughout Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and North Scotland, as well as support groups in person, and online.

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Top job! Regional Manager – Highland & Moray

  • Full time or Part time
  • £43,992 – £49,998
  • Highland and Moray (Hybrid)
  • Closing 19th April 2024

At Autism and Neurodiversity North Scotland (A-ND), we strive for a world of fulfilling and happy lives for those who think differently.

We are a key provider of autism and neurodiverse specific support throughout the North of Scotland, and work hard to create opportunities for autistic and neurodivergent people, their families and networks to realise their full potential and transform the world we live in.

We are committed to ensuring the right support for each child, young person and adult is created by providing the practical and emotional care and support they need, where and when they need it.

We continue to develop and grow our services due to continuous demand, and to ensure we are leaders in autism and neurodiverse specific support throughout North Scotland, bringing our services into the Highlands for the first time in 2024.

We are looking for an experienced, inspirational, passionate, and dedicated senior manager for our Highland and Moray services, who engenders a culture of performance, creativity, relationship-based practice, and teamwork.

You will lead and be accountable for our Highland and Moray services and teams, working as key part of the senior management team, with the requirement to be the registered manager of our Outreach services and Playscheme, which are located in Highland and Moray. This will include being the regional safeguarding lead.

Your key focus will be on the provision and growth of high quality, cost effective neurodiverse specific services, leading and supporting the delivery of responsive, tailored, and person-centred support.

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,994 – £37,994
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 10th February 2023

We're looking for an experienced, skilled, talented & passionate individual who shares our vision - Autism & Neurodiversity; a world of fulfilling & happy lives for those who think differently - to join & lead our team within our services in Aberdeen & Moray, playing a key & essential part of the wider A-ND leadership team.

The role of our new Service Manager will require the successful person to register with the SSSC & as registered manager with the Care Inspectorate, overseeing our existing Outreach & Support Service, & our very exciting & brand-new project, Binky the Sensory Bus. You will work closely & collaboratively with our Children’s Service Manager & effectively contribute to the wider leadership team.

You will be assisted & supported by a minimum of two Team Leaders, with one currently based in Aberdeen & two based in Moray at Winchester House. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, you will play a vital role in driving our current & new services forward.

Our Values

• We are innovators

• We are human rights led

• We are thought leaders

• We value relationships

• We are influencers

• We are passionate

What you will need to succeed

• Strong collaboration, team-working skills & a positive attitude

• Ability to communicate effectively through a variety of channels & styles, using your own initiative

• Strong work ethic & organised, supporting consistency & psychological safety

• Knowledge & ability to effectively use Microsoft packages

• Strong ability to prioritise & manage workloads of self & others

• Eager to develop

• A genuine passion for caring for others, autism & neurodiversity

• Patience & understanding

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including:

• Competitive salary

• Flexible working arrangements & family-friendly policies

• Generous annual leave entitlement (pro-rata) – 36 days (including public holidays)

• Pension scheme

• Training & Development

• Blue Light Card Membership

If you would like more information or a confidential discussion about the role, please contact our head office on 01224 277900 & ask to speak to our CEO, Billy Alexander.

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Children & Young Person (CYP) Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £35,000
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 1st July 2022

In the role of CYP Manager, you will play a key role in our Leadership Team and organisation, currently consisting of circa. 50 staff.

The role of CYP Manager is a new role created in line with our development and growth, and expected to be varied, challenging, and highly rewarding for the right candidate, with significant opportunity for professional development and promotion.

Full job description attached below.

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Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £32,000
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 26th November 2021

This is an exciting time to join us, due to our recent growth, with the opportunity to shape our future and new strategic plan for 2022-2027. The Services Manager will play a key role in our leadership team, supporting teams and services throughout Grampian and the development of new services. This role offers significant opportunity for progression for the right candidate.

The right candidate willlead and manage the provision of high quality, safe and stimulating autism specific and neurodiverse services and environments for children, young people, and adults throughout Grampian.

Supported by a group of four to five Team Leaders, you will have the ability to lead, manage and motivate a team of support staff to work creatively, collaboratively and provide high quality support and services to individuals and their families.

You will be our Registered Manager for both our Playschemes in Aberdeen and Elgin, as well as our Outreach Service. We operate 365 days per year, 7 days per week between the hours of 8am and 9pm.

The role is full time (part-time or job sharing may be considered),permanent, based in Aberdeen with regular travel throughout Grampian,andrequires regular evening and weekend work to ensure we provide essential services and support to our teams and neurodiverse community.