Role Profile: Charity Advisor

The Transforming Autism Project is seeking a volunteer to join our team as a Charity Advisor.

Our Organisation

The Transforming Autism Project is a brand-new charity focusing on very early intervention for children with autism with a view to making transformative life-long changes that would not be possible later.  We challenge the traditional understanding of autism and propose an inspiring, hopeful and truly empowering perspective.  For more details, see our TED talk.

We are planning a revolutionary new early intervention autism clinic based on Israel’s pioneering Mifne Centre (see one family’s story here), and also a comprehensive online Hub of resources and inspiration for parents and carers of autistic children.

To find out more about our goals, values and activities, please view our brochure.

Although we are currently new and very small, we will need to grow quickly in order to make progress towards our large-scale goals.  We are therefore – through our wonderful volunteers – building a strong professional team so that we can put the infrastructure in place to have the scope to generate and cope with rapid growth.

 

Role Purpose

Many of our volunteers are very experienced professionals in their respective fields.  However, none of them has a strong charity background, and so one of our weaknesses at our current stage of development is in charity governance and ways to overcome problems that charities are faced with.  We do like to be innovative and do things in our own way, but also, we don’t want to be reinventing the wheel and holding ourselves back from moving forwards.  This role is designed to help us fill this gap.

 

Key Duties

The exact nature of the role can be agreed depending on the person, their availability, their skills and their prefered ways of working.  It is envisaged that at a minimum it will involve doing a full review of how we are working as a charity, what issues we are facing and propose solid ways that we can overcome these and guide us through this; and then continuing to monitor this and advise us over time.  At best, this role will be a fully integrated member of our team, and for the right person, it can be combined with the Strategy & Improvement role.

 

The Person

You will have a strong charity background and understanding of charities and charity governance.   You will be passionate about our goals and resonate with them.

We are a strongly values-driven organisation, and are committed to manifesting our values in how we relate to each other, in what we are trying to achieve and in how we do it.  You will be in complete resonance with these and dedicated to bringing them into all of your work and interactions.

To find out more about our values, please see our brochure or visit https://transformingautism.org/purpose/

 

How Many Hours?

This is flexible and can be discussed, depending on the person and their availability, and the way the role evolves.  We only ask that having taken something on, it is done with care and delivered to agreed timescales and that conduct is in accordance with our values.

 

The Transforming Autism Project is dedicated to helping create a world where all people are valued and treated according to their inner essential humanity rather than according to the many labels that each of us could wear (or that could be attached to us). We are thus naturally an equal opportunities organisation.

To apply, please e-mail your CV and a short covering letter to:

jobs@transformingautism.org