Role Profile: HR Assistant Lead

The Transforming Autism Project is seeking a volunteer to join our team as our new HR Assistant Lead.

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

The HR Assistant Lead, working with the HR Lead will have overall responsibility for the HR and Recruitment team.

The HR Team will be key to ensuring our people (employees and volunteers) are recruited, retained, engaged and managed in a way which respects our values and culture.

As a new charity, we need an experienced HR Lead to provide guidance and practical recommendations on policies, processes and general HR support for the charity, and its people.

Key Duties

We already have a clear HR Strategy and we are looking for someone to review, expand and execute this. The key responsibilities will be to work with the HR Lead in the following ways:

  • Ensuring we have the infrastructure to employee salaried employees
  • Harnessing an environment where people feel valued, respected and supported and a culture based firmly on the charity’s values
  • Creating and implementing a volunteer engagement and management plan
  • The creation of policies for employees and volunteers which fall in line with our values.
  • Ensuring our employees and volunteers have clear guidelines on processes and policies.
  • Implementing a people management programme
  • Delivering a first class recruitment process
  • Governance of the Legal and Charity requirements to ensure we comply with legal and ethical requirements.

Please note that we don’t yet have specialists on the team for all of these areas, and so part of the initial brief will be identifying and scoping our resource needs and working with our Recruitment team to fulfil them.

The Person

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, however for a lead role such as this, our experience is that it requires at least 10 hours or so spread through the week.


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: