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Volunteer Trustee

Autism Early Support Trust LImited


Posted over 30 days ago...

Are you passionate about making a lasting difference to the lives of autistic children and their families? If so, we have an exciting opportunity to become a Trustee & would be delighted to hear from you.


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Buckingham, MK18 1TF

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Our Board members are the Trustees of the charity which they effectively lead and work closely with our team of staff to decide how it is run. We are keen to recruit new board members who can help us to:

Deliver on our vision, mission and strategic aims Reach and support more autistic children and their families every year Help to raise our profile and introduce our work to the local business community Be self-sustaining and efficient for the long term

We meet 6 times and year and there is not an expectation to fulfil operational volunteering Meetings are evenings face to face and online Training will be given so we welcome applications from 1st time  board members Out of pocket expenses will be paid.

What are we looking for?

If you have experience or skills in the following areas it would be great to talk to you:

Marketing communications Business development Autism, neuro-diversity and or Special Education Needs Commissioning & bid writing

Bring all or any of these skills and experiences to our valuable work

What difference will you make?

Established in 2001, we are specialists in early intervention education for young children with autism and communication difficulties.  We empower and upskill their families, so they feel confident in supporting and advocating for their child’s needs, and we provide training to teachers and practitioners across the UK to help broaden the understanding of autism. We do this through our Circle Centre Nursery; our Outreach work 1:1 with children at home and in other settings; our training courses for parents, carers, practitioners, local authorities and schools, along with consultancy; and our Parent Support Groups. Each child has a bespoke, specialist education plan, which is delivered by our professional team of speech and occupational therapists, and 1:1 Learning Assistant support. Historically, 100% of our children leave us with greater ability in the following:

Communicating verbally and non-verbally Regulating their emotions Confidence to interact with others and to engage in the world around them

Our ultimate objective is to prepare every child to progress onto the next stage of their education, with the confidence to take part in and enjoy the learning activities – and for their families to feel able and empowered to support their child, and advocate for them and their needs when necessary. “Words can’t quite describe how grateful we are for all the support and love you have given our family. You have taught our son so much. Helped him to express himself and how to experience different things - it means the world to us. Every day we thank our lucky stars that we are part of such a wonderful community.”


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