Who we and our customers are
We are the leading UK charity for around 700,000 people with autism and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. We are proud of the difference we make.Who we are looking for
We are looking for a motivated and experienced senior media and PR professional, who can secure striking and engaging media coverage about our services and campaigns.
You will have experience of leading on media campaigns and delivering them against targets. With excellent and persuasive written and spoken communication skills, you will have experience of working in a busy press office and an excellent knowledge of the UK press and media world. And we need you to have had some experience of handling media relations to support change and crisis management.
You will be joining the charity’s successful PR and media team and reporting direct to the Head of PR and Media. What we can offer you
We offer excellent training opportunities, a pension scheme and 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 27 days after five years). An extra three days are awarded in the ‘anniversary years’ of service from ten years onwards (ie ten, 15, 20 years) taking holiday entitlement to 30 days for that year.How to apply
• To apply for this role, please visit our website to complete an application form and email it by clicking the ‘apply now’
• When completing the covering letter, please refer to the job description and person specification and highlight any information that shows why you are suitable for the role.
• For more information about this job please contact Melior Whitear, Interim Head of PR and Media.Closing date: Wednesday 13 August, 5pm
Interview date: w/c 25 August
Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.
The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Charity number 269425 (England and Wales); SC039427 (Scotland)
We are an equal opportunities employer.