Network Advisor Vacancy at Autism Network Scotland

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Autism Network Scotland are pleased to announce a vacancy in our team in the role of Network Advisor.


The Autism Network Scotland Advisor will be responsible for supporting the Network Co-ordinator in achieving the key objectives which have been outlined by the Scottish Government. This position is available as a fixed-term contract until May 13th 2015.


The purpose of Autism Network Scotland is to support the implementation of the Scottish Strategy for Autism through knowledge exchange and consultation. Autism Network Scotland is a hub of reliable and impartial information and looks to signpost individuals on the spectrum, their parents and carers and practitioners working in the field of autism.


Applicants interested in applying on a secondment basis are welcome to apply.


The Network Advisor must be able to show initiative and work autonomously and part of a wider team. They will support further development of Autism Network Scotland by:


  1. Participating fully in all meetings and network events to promote the ongoing strategy and wider aims of the network.
  2. Providing networking support and information to a range of practitioners working in the field of autism.
  3. Developing good partnerships between relevant organisations for training, research and practice.
  4. Working with local authorities, health boards and third sector voluntary organisations
  5. Showing initiative to create, develop and sustain links between a range organisations and creating networks.
  6. Co-ordinating conferences, learning events and workshops.
  7. Preparing and presenting talks on Autism Network Scotland and other autism related issues.
  8. Attending nominated Scottish Autism Strategy subgroups and events.
  9. Contributing to information disseminated through the ANS website and Scottish Strategy for Autism website.
  10. Submitting reports on schedule provided by the ANS co-ordinator and external funders.


Autism Network Scotland is based at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow; the Network Advisor role includes however a degree of travelling across Scotland in attendance of meeting and events.



For the full Job Description, including Person Specification, click here.



Applications are made via the University of Strathclyde website.


The deadline for applications is Monday 3 February 2014.