Who we are:
We are the UK's leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.
Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.
Until everyone understands.
Who we are looking for:
We’re looking for someone who’s ready to take the next step in their PR or communications career by joining our award-winning PR team. This job will give you an opportunity to use your initiative and sense of what makes a good story and news hook for the media. You’ll also be able to build your skills by working in our busy press office, dealing with a wide range of journalists and media, as well as TV production companies.
You’re likely to have had experience working in a press office and a good understanding of mainstream PR. But, while you’ll need some PR experience, we’re interested in the creative talent for media communications you can bring to the role. You’ll work closely with the Social Media Officer to ensure our channels are linked closely to the work you do.
What we can offer you:
• Excellent induction, training and development programme
• Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching
• 24 hour access to online training
• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
• Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
• Pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave
• Career progression opportunities
For more information about this job please contact Piers Wright, Media Manager (News & Policy) on Piers.Wright@nas.org.uk
Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.
The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.
We are an equal opportunities employer.