The Transforming Autism Project is seeking a volunteer to join our team as a Communications Specialist.
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, below.
We are planning a revolutionary new early intervention autism clinic based on Israel’s pioneering Mifne Centre (find out more and 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.
We have a strong set of values that define our culture, and which we strive to adhere to at all times. They are based around the themes of Unconditional Respect, Courage and Purpose. There are more details on these here.
We have the makings of a truly compelling proposition for both of our key offerings, and need help to develop this into inspiring messaging that will make people feel engaged and wanting to support, either through donating/raising money or through becoming a part of our team and helping us to progress this vision.
This will begin with our charity “Case For Support”, to inspire potential donors to support us financially, but which we can also translate into different formats for different audiences.
Our Communications Specialist(s) will be constantly looking to build and improve upon our charity’s messaging and how it is presented, and look to increasing its reach so that we may drive awareness more widely. We are also looking at establishing connections with celebrities and High Net Worth people who are connected to autism, so any ability in this area will be wonderful.
As we grow, an eventual Communications Lead will also scope the needs of their aspired to Communications Team, and work with Recruitment to bring on great Comms volunteers to work with.
You will have a very strong background in Communications. Any experience within the charity sector is highly advantageous. You will be able to turn our ethos into a successful Case for Support and other marketing materials that will showcase our projects, to drive further awareness and fundraising. You will have excellent copy writing skills to create persuasive press releases in line with our monthly campaigns.
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 based on your availability. Many of our volunteers work with us between 5-15 hours per week depending on their own situation and the role itself.
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: