Research & Corporate Engagement Officer

Job reference: 000508

Closing date: 26/10/2021

Salary: £26,880 (part-time, pro rata)

Employment type: Part time

Hours per week: 21.45

Town Name: Scotland

Do you want to make a real and lasting difference for autistic people in the workplace? If you are passionate about empowering individuals with Autism and are an experienced relationship-builder ready for your next step then we’d love to hear from you!!

Cornerstone is one of Scotland’s largest charities and a leading provider of care and support to around 1,800 adults, children and young people with learning disabilities, autism and complex care needs. We are committed to making sure the people we support are able to live their best life possible with their choices and voices at its heart

We have an exciting opportunity for a confident and ambitious self-starter to join our team as a Research & Corporate Engagement Officer on a part-time, 18-month fixed term contract. Our new colleague  can be based in any of our offices across Scotland or working from home. However, we will need you to have flexibility to travel for meetings. This role is funded by the Scottish Autism Fund and managed by Inspiring Scotland until March 2023 and given the remit of the role we are encouraging applications from neurodiverse individuals.

Our Research & Corporate Engagement Officer will lead on a new and exciting project, delivering important and positive outcomes with, and for autistic employees in organisations across Scotland. You’ll create and nurture autistic-led forums internally alongside external pilot partners to support research conducted by Heriot Watt University. Using this research, you will co-produce resources to implement recommendations to improve the experience of autistic employees within the workplace. 

Sitting in the Business Development Directorate, you'll work closely with the Fundraising Lead and the Corporate & Individual Giving Fundraiser. You'll have the opportunity to liaise with a range of colleagues in Cornerstone including HR and our award-winning Training Academy.

The successful candidate will have; 

  • A proactive approach to work and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
  • An ability to influence and achieve positive change or outcomes working with diverse stakeholders ranging from academics, employers and the people we support.
  • A passion, and understanding of an asset-based approach to community development and the importance of lived experience within this project
  • Experience of delivering or producing training resources and support guides and evaluating their success.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects with a focus on stakeholder engagement and/or co-production.
  • An understanding of the corporate landscape in Scotland and how to influence and build relationships with corporate partners that result in positive outcomes for Cornerstone.

The role is three days a week which can be worked flexibly. Due to the nature of the role travel and ad hoc evenings and weekend work may be required.

Sound interesting?  What are you waiting for?  Apply today, we can't wait to hear from you!

Shortlisted candidates will be invited along to a virtual interview on Wednesday 17th and Friday 19th November 2021.

Have any questions?   If you'd like to find out more, please contact Natasha MacKinnon, Fundraising Lead, on 07745215862


The closing date for this job has now passed.