I make no apologies for cutting and pasting this ad from the NAS site wholesale. I have only edited the style of one paragraph in order that it will stand out more clearly. If you read the para I have highlighted, you will see what makes the NAS so different from ASA, Autism speaks or the Autism society of Canada.
This is a job with great opportunities for one of us to do something about autism, where it matters, so here goes .....
Policy and Parliamentary Officer (Equality and financial security)
Salary: £26,289 - £30,730
Based in London
The National Autistic Society is the UKs leading charity for people affected by autism. Our ambition is to end the isolation of over two million people in the UK whose lives are touched by autism.
Working as part of a growing and dynamic team, you will lead on influencing government policy and legislation in the fields of employment, benefits, human rights and justice to promote the interests of people living with autism.
For an information pack please contact the Recruitment Team on 020 7903 3572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org stating in which format you would like to receive your pack electronically or via post. Alternatively, download a job description and application form below.
Applications are sought from all suitably qualified sections of the community but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 18 March 2008 Interview date: Thursday, 3 April 2008
Committed to Equal Opportunities & Investors in People. Registered Charity No. 269425.