Job description

  • Location:
    Hybrid Working
  • Salary:
    £25,817 - £28,504 (depending on skills and experience)
  • Contract Type:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Closing Date:
    21 August 2022

Project Officer (0462)

At Ambitious about Autism, we are currently looking for a Project Officer to join the team.

This role is part of a new project called ‘Autistic and OK', funded by a major financial services organisation. The aim of the project is to deliver a peer support programme in mainstream secondary schools to transform the lives of autistic young people and their caregivers. This project and role will sit within the Participation Team.

The Project Officer will support the Project Manager to deliver the Autistic and OK project to ensure it meets the agreed objectives, KPIs and deliverables, and report progress against agreed targets and timelines.

Our Participation Programme plays a key part in delivering our new three-year strategy from Autumn 2021. Under the strategy we will expand and develop our Ambitious Youth Network nationally to empower autistic young people to connect with each other, understand their autism, be empowered to make decisions about their lives and influence social change.

We are looking for some that has:

  • Recognised youth work or social work qualification or related training or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working with young people and facilitating their involvement and participation in a range of activities including online and using social media
  • Understanding of autism and/or learning disabilities and the support needs young people may present with

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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