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Reference: 71435

Date Added: 10 June 2019
Closing Date: 23 June 2019

Job Title: Policy and Public Affairs Volunteer

Working For: National Autistic Society

Location: London

Charity Number: 269425

Salary: This is a voluntary role, agreed travel and meal expenses will be paid

Job Details

Why we need you

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Autism Act, and the next milestone for the Government’s review of this autism strategy. We are holding an in inquiry in partnership with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, to develop a better understanding of what has and has not changed since the introduction of the Act. We’ll be drawing together a report, which will seek to influence Members of Parliament to take action and ensure the next autism strategy delivers the change we need to see.

Given the importance of this year, it’s vital that we take the opportunity of Conservative and Labour Party Conferences to meet with as many MPs as possible so that they will advocate for and support our calls on the Government around the autism strategy. We need you to help us make this year’s Party Conferences the most impactful yet, to ensure we’re developing relationships with MPs we don’t work with, as well as engaging our warm contacts. This will be vital in making sure the Government’s new autism strategy meets the needs of autistic people.

What you will be doing

You will be helping us to coordinate and deliver this year’s Party Conferences, and will specifically:

  • Support the development of an engagement/priority list of MPs.
  • Writing to MPs about Party Conferences, in conjunction with the Policy and Public Affairs team.
  • Support in the organisation of meetings with MPs, working with the Policy and Public Affairs team.
  • Organise timetable for events and meetings for senior leadership, and support with the preparation of briefings.
  • Support the Policy & Public Affairs team in its policy work.

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: 23 June 2019

Interview/Start Dates

The start date is flexible depending on the outcomes of an informal interview and the receipt of 2 references

Application Details

To find out more details about the role and apply using our online application form https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/nas/displayjob.aspx?jobid=3960

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

Additional Notes

19th June 2019 - The closing date has been changed from 27 Jun 2019 to 23 Jun 2019.