Job description

  • Location:
    Hybrid Working
  • Contract Type:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Closing Date:
    14 August 2022

Digital Community Officer (0457)

Ambitious about Autism is looking for an Digital Community Officer  to join the team! Ambitious about Autism stand with autistic children, young people and their families to champion rights, campaign for change and create opportunities.

As part of our "Time for Ambition" strategic plan, we've developed two new online communities, specifically tailored to autistic children and young people, and their families. We're looking for a Digital Community Officer to join our team and help support the growth and development of these online peer-support networks.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on the re-launch of Talk about Autism, our online community for parents and carers of autistic young people. This new platform, hosted on Hivebrite, will enable us to expand engagement and establish the community as a go-to place for quality information within a safe online space for parents to connect.

Within this role, you will also help support the development of our Ambitious Youth Network, a separate online community for autistic young people aged 16 – 25.

Our goal is to work in partnership to help autistic children, young people, and their families feel connected with their peers and communities, reducing loneliness and isolation.

We are looking for some that has:

  • experience of working in the administration or moderation of online communities, ideally gained within a charity or not-for-profit environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience in writing digital content for publication.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrable ability to build relationships with colleagues, and our audience.

In return, we offer great benefits including a generous holiday allowance and commitment to continued professional development (CPD), flexible, hybrid working and more!

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual who would like to work for a forward-thinking, open and honest organisation and make a real impact to the young people we work with. Please find our full recruitment pack on the link below.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to have a confidential chat, please contact Stephen Vickers 020 8815 5439 -

Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

The Safeguarding responsibilities of the post as per the job description and personal specification.
Whether the post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendment to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2021. This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected', so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS Filter Guidance.


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Stephen Vickers

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