Closing Date: 31 August 2021
Interview date (w/c): n/a
Salary (or hourly rate): volunteer
Contract Type: Volunteer
Hours per week: Approx 5 hours per week, flexible and variable
Who we are:
The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.
We transform lives by providing support, information and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Since 1962, autistic people have turned 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.
Why we need you
The National Autistic Society (NAS) has around 100 branches, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to autistic people and their families. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide – they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning. However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area.
The branch chairperson role is vital to the running of the Renfrewshire branch as they act as a leader and a coordinator for the branch and its volunteers.
What you will be doing
Skills qualities and experience useful for the role (but not essential)
When and where
Flexibility on days and the amount of time committed to the role. The majority of branch chairs give around 5 hours a week but it depends how active the branch is. Home based (plus travel to branch activities) Ideally you will live in the Renfrewshire area.
What you could get out of it
We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those on the autism spectrum.
You will be asked to attend some branch meetings and also have knowledge of the local area so we ask that you live locally to be able to do this role.
We process applications as we receive them, we will close the role when we find a suitable volunteer for the role. Consequently, the role may close before the advertised closing date.
If you have any questions about this role or the application process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org