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:
We are passionate about supporting autistic people into work, and particularly welcome applications from autistic people. We help autistic people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our staff and volunteers. We particularly encourage applications from people from all minority groups, who are currently under-represented in our workforce. Together, we can create a society that works for autistic people.
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to join our vibrant Programmes Scotland team on a maternity cover basis. This role is suited to someone who is seeking a role in building and supporting a successful volunteer network and has the desire to support, shape and deliver an autistic adult mentoring programme in and around Glasgow. We want someone to work collaboratively on the recruitment and development of volunteer mentors in this new funded programme and help shape success within the team and for those engaging in the 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.
This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
This is a fixed term role until December 2024.
Where you will be working:
This role Glasgow based.
Closing Date: 24 November 2023
Interview date (w/c): To be confirmed