Role Profile: Charity Development Pioneer

The Transforming Autism Project is seeking a volunteer to join our team to help pioneer and progress our Charity Development.

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

As a brand new organisation (and one whose team is 100% voluntary), we are in need of someone with a strong background in Strategy and Business Development to steer us in the right direction to turn our vision for the Clinic and the Hub into a reality.  Fresh, ambitious, innovative thinking will also be key.

This will include helping to create a coherent strategy, identifying and helping to facilitate the right connections that can make this happen and generate the required funding in a timescale that we agree is realistic.

If successful, the right person may then be considered as a Trustee or as the Trustee Chair of the charity.

The Person

You will have a very strong understanding of the Charity sector and be passionate about the changes we are trying to make and their impact in the world of autistic children.  (your family may even have a connection with autism)

You will be a natural at making things happen and possess the confidence, positivity and determination to ensure the success of the charity.

You will also deeply resonate with our values.  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

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 given due care and dedication, and carried out 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: