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Founded in 1962, we are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. We are here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.Who we are Search all jobs
Why work for us?
As part of our team, you’ll be helping to transform the lives of autistic people, while gaining invaluable experience and enjoying great benefits too.
We provide a full induction and training programme, regular one to ones, annual appraisals, and the support you need to develop and progress your career. If you are working in one of our schools or services we'll also tailor your learning to make sure you have all the skills you need to support autistic people. Everyone at the National Autistic Society receives training in autism awareness and understanding. We take pride in the investment we make in all our people's professional development.
If you are in a support worker role, within your first 12 weeks with us, we’ll pay for you to complete the Care Certificate. It's essential for anyone working in health and social care. You’ll also have the chance to complete other relevant awards and diplomas, too. Many of our managers started in junior roles and have progressed following training.
We have award-winning e-learning and this is how you’ll complete most of your required training, and find additional courses such as time management and handling conflict. We’ll also tailor your learning to make sure you have all the skills you need to support autistic people.
When you join our team you’ll enjoy a whole host of perks, from generous holiday entitlement to excellent learning and development programmes, which can lead to qualifications, other benefits include:
- 33 days’ annual leave pro-rata (including bank holidays)
- discounts on high street and online shopping
- free employee assistance programme, available 24/7
- season ticket loans
- cycle to work scheme
- pension scheme
- a supportive working environment.
Many of us work flexibly. It fits in with our family or other commitments. Please talk to us about your preferred working pattern.
For support worker roles in our services we often advertise for bank workers – people who work on a team when they want to. There are no fixed hours and you’re free to turn down work when it’s offered. So it’s perfect for parents or students looking to work a few hours a week, or anyone wanting to try out a new career.
Our bank workers get the same training opportunities as our permanent staff, and there’s always the chance to take on a permanent role if a suitable vacancy comes up.
Support worker roles
Make a difference in this key worker role within our adult services. You will receive training and support to develop your career in social care.
School based roles
We have been providing specialist autism education for more than 50 years, supporting children and young people aged from 4 to 21.
Office based roles
Whether you work in fundraising or campaigning, human resources, IT or governance, you’ll be helping the world understand autism.
Meet the team
Find out what it's like to work for us
Other employment opportunities
See roles from other employers who are working with us on the Autism at Work programme