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IT Director and digital leader

Voluntary role

If building a secure digital infrastructure for an exciting peer to peer support project which could make a huge difference to thousands of people excites you, talk to us.

You could be located anywhere in UK as this is a remote opportunity.

What will you be doing?

You would need to be able to lead our digital infrastructure from the front on strategic and on hands on level (occasional coding), integrating a number of building blocks taking ownership of the progress. 

– Responsible for developing the IT strategy for the organisation.

– Responsible for developing and implementing a company strategy around our data/document storage requirements.

– Overall oversight of IT for the organisation.

– Hands on – able and willing to do maintenance, coding and managing suppliers

– A key member of the management team.

-This is an ongoing board position.

You would join our online collaborative space and work remotely from home.

We would like to start without delay and are looking for a sustained commitment to bring the project to fruition.

It would require 2-3 hours per week on an ongoing basis. 

What are we looking for?

Ideally, we would like you to be able to get excited by our vision and join our team to lead the digital infrastructure. If you have done it before or have the technical skills to make it happen and would like to add an innovative accomplished project to your portfolio, please get in touch.

PHP

WordPress / LMS / HTML / CSS /MySQL

CRM

Security compliance, ISO27001

GDPR

Bespoke and innovative infrastructure

Problem-solving and team work

Agile development / testing / debugging

Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes

Designing scalable applications

What difference will you make?

According to NAS (www.autism.org.uk), there are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK. If you include their families, autism affects 2.8 million people.

The right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people’s lives.

70% of autistic adults say that they are not getting the help they need. 70% of autistic adults also told NAS that with more support they would feel less isolated.

At least one in three autistic adults are experiencing severe mental health difficulties due to a lack of support.

Only 16% of autistic adults in the UK are in full-time paid employment, and only 32% are in some kind of paid work. 

Only 10% of autistic adults receive employment support but 53% say they want it.

You probably heard of the needs of autistic children. They all grow up and become autistic adults. Generations diagnosed in childhood are now joining the work force with no supporting services tailored to the new stage of their lives. Many autistic adults are diagnosed late in life, they are employed, have families, they are coping with their struggles until they reach the crisis point, yet they are ‘too able’ to qualify for any support. Existing services and charities focus on the children and on the adults with significant social care needs. We are trying to fill the gaps and our online platform is a tool to make it happen.

What’s in it for you?

This is an opportunity to use your skills to accomplish something complete and tangible, to help a disadvantaged group to gain the tools they need to start helping themselves. This is a huge first step that if executed well will help many thousands directly and all autistic people with time.

Working with us might be a new experience you’ve been dreaming of.

We welcome applications from candidates on autism spectrum. Join us as to build the Neurodiverse Self Advocacy. Have a say on what could make a difference to your life.

Contact:

Email toolup@ndsa.uk