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Reference: 59272

Date Added: 31 January 2017
Closing Date: 17 February 2017

Job Title: Policy & Campaigns Volunteer

Working For: National Autistic Society

Location: London

Charity Number: 269425

Salary: Unpaid, but lunch and travel costs covered (part-time, flexible hours)

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity to support The National Autistic Society's highly successful policy, campaigns and public affairs work. In April 2016, we launched a multi-year campaign to improve public understanding of autism entitled, Too Much Information.

Our campaign launch film was viewed 56 million times, and we have already seen a 16% shift in public understanding of autism and huge political interest in the issue.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Support the Policy & Campaigns team in its policy and public affairs work, including writing briefings for political audiences, social media and political research
  • Support World Autism Awareness Week 2017 and the launch of the next stage of the Too Much Information Campaign
  • Support the Policy, Public Affairs & Campaigns team in organising campaign activity and events
  • Support the Policy, Public Affairs & Campaigns team in our policy research activity and analysis
  • Summarising policy documents
  • Assist in the organisation of meetings and events as necessary
  • Assist with the administration of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Autism
  • Other administrative duties as necessary.

Skills and Competence:
The ideal candidate will be able to work on their own initiative and in a busy environment, often unsupervised. In addition you will have:

  • Demonstrable interest in developing strong public affairs, research and campaigns skills
  • Proven organisational and time management skills
  • Solid written communication and report writing skills for a variety of audiences
  • A good telephone manner
  • Good administrative skills including computer literacy, internet and word processing skills
  • An interest in policy, campaigning and the political environment.

We are suggesting 3 days per week for 3 months, but we are entirely flexible if you want to do less and will work around the times you are able to do.

W4MP Note:
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage legislation. See http://www.w4mp.org/jobs-listings-events/jobs/
advertising-jobs-with-w4mp/volunteers/what-is-the-national-minimum-wage/
for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Closing Date: 17 February 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interview dates: Week of 19th February.
Start date: flexible.

Application Details

Please send your CV and one side covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role, how you meet the criteria APPGA@nas.org.uk.
If you have any questions, please call 020 7923 5773.

Website: http://www.autism.org.uk

Additional Notes