|From a quick glance of advert and job description I don’t think this is a scicomm job in the classic sense… but autism and related conditions are laden with interesting ‘science and the media’ stuff (you might like @b_m_hughes‘ recent take on some guff that got into the Irish Examiner http://thesciencebit.net/2012/02/08/how-to-argue-illogically-tonys-ten-top-tips/)
Incidentally NAS has now been added to the list of shining beacons (organisations that make it easy to find out if they have any job vacancies) because they have the an URL that looks like this http://www.autism.org.uk/jobs – I found this by going to their homepage and adding /jobs at the end of it.
National Autistic Society
Senior PR and Media Officer
About the job
The National Autistic Society is the UK???s leading charity for people affected by autism providing advice, information, support and specialist services and campaigning and lobbying for lasting change for over two million people affected by autism in the UK.
We are looking for a motivated and experienced Senior Press Officer capable of engaging staff and supporters alike. With responsibility for external PR for our corporate fundraising activity, you will have significant experience in press or public relations with excellent knowledge of UK press and media and a proven track record in handling reactive media enquiries and generating and selling in story ideas to a wide range of media.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV and a supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. The supporting statement should explain your experience and skills which are relevant to this position. You should refer to the job description below and ensure that you highlight any information that shows why you are suitable for the position.
Closing date: Monday 27 February 2012
Interviews: Week commencing 5 March 2012
Applications are sought from all suitably qualified sections of the community 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.