[CLOSED] National Autistic Society, Policy & Parl. Officer (Ageing & Health), ??27.4-32k, closed 17 Aug 2012


National Autistic Society

Policy and Parliamentary Officer (Ageing and Health)


We are the charity for the 500,000 people in the UK with autism and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better and fairer world for people with autism.

About the job

Contract:??12 months (35 hours per week)
Closing date:??5pm, Friday 17 August 2012
Interview date:??Tuesday 28 August 2012

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Policy and Campaigns Team for a Policy and Parliamentary Officer, who will take a lead on??developing a new campaign to influence policy around autism and ageing, both nationally and locally.

You will be committed to involving people with autism in your work and also undertake work to support the implementation of the organisation-wide participation strategy.

An organised and efficient self-starter, with an interest in disability issues and strong communication skills and experience, you will work with colleagues across the UK in an ambitious and highly-effective team.

Key duties include:

  • developing and delivering a public-facing campaign strategy on autism, ageing and health
  • actively promoting in Westminster and Whitehall the interests of people living with autism, and act as a spokesperson both internally and externally
  • maintaining and developing our relationships with relevant government departments, liaising directly with civil servants and ministers
  • responding to relevant government consultations and representing us on relevant government working groups.

How to apply

To apply for this job, please download and complete the job application form below. Send your completed application??to??recruitment@nas.org.uk??or post it to 393 City Road, London??EC1V 1NG??

Applications are sought from all suitably qualified sections of the community but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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