The Transforming Autism Project is seeking volunteers to join our team as our new PA to the CEO.
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.
As we grow as a charity, many of the daily tasks are becoming too much for the CEO and leadership team to manage. We are looking for support in taking care of many of the administrative and communication duties, such as:
- Arranging and co-ordinating meetings
- Collating and/or preparing materials for the meetings
- Taking minutes of the meetings
- Recording, communicating on and following up actions from some meetings
- Keeping various different records up to date
- Monitoring and supporting the leads in keeping our folder structure in good order
You will be reporting to the CEO, and there may be additional duties to perform for him.
There will also be opportunities if it is of interest and feels appropriate for you to shadow some of the activities and communications at the Executive level of the charity as part of your own professional development.
It is also an opportunity to be at the heart of an exciting new charity with the potential to transform very many lives.
You will be a passionate and dedicated Personal Assistant with an abundant can-do attitude and a knack of making things as simple as they possibly can be. You will be positive, open, and easy to communicate with.
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, however for a lead role such as this, our experience is that it requires at least 8-10 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: