Participation and Policy Assistant | Ambitious about Autism
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Participation and Policy Assistant

£21,869 to £26,657 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)
Muswell Hill, London
Full Time

We’re looking for a Participation and Policy Assistant to help young autistic people to influence change through various participation programmes. The role will support the Participation Manager and Policy and Public Affairs Manager as well as helping the overall External Affairs function.

This is a great time to join us and work with our Youth Patrons who are passionate about making things better for other autistic young people. We’re at the start of delivering some new participation projects, and you will play a key role in making sure that more young people can access our programmes and engage in our work.

Do you have experience of the following?

  • Facilitating the involvement and participation of young people in a range of activities including online and using social media?
  • Researching, analysing and presenting complex information to a wide range of audiences including young people, parents and carers?
  • Managing projects, providing administration support and keeping organised?

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above, and you have knowledge and understanding of autism and the support needs of young people, you are likely to have the skills we need. Autistic applicants are encouraged to apply. Please contact us to discuss how we could make the recruitment process more accessible for you. 

We are a growing organisation that is located in Muswell Hill on the same site as TreeHouse School. You can take a virtual tour of the building here:  

To apply, please complete an application form and our diversity monitoring form, explaining how you meet the criteria set out on the job description and send to  or by post to HR (ref. Participation and Policy Assistant Application) The Pears National Centre for Autism Education, Woodside Avenue, London, N10 3JA by 23 October 2018. Interviews will take place week commencing 29 October 2018.

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Ambitious about Autism is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons from all sections of the community. If you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may need as part of your application, please email or call Adele Yilmaz, Senior Recruitment Officer (School and Charity Link) on 020 8815 5435.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Please note this post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as stated in the person specification.

Please note we have not engaged any agencies to work on this role and only direct applications will be considered.

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