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Bid Writer and Project Officer

The National Autistic Society
Home or Office Based
£30,000 - £33,000 per annum
Closing date
13 Feb 2022

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Management, Administration
Full Time
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Who we are:

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

What we can offer you:

  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan)
  • Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme

Who we are looking for:

Our commercial offer, is vital for our charity to continue to not only train and develop professionals who support autistic people, but also to bring in vital funds to support our wider charitable work. 

We have ambitious plans and targets, and we are looking for a brilliant new Bid Writer and Project Officer to support us to grow our commercial income by responding to public sector tender opportunities for training, consultancy, accreditation and other services we can deliver in the health, education and social care and sectors as well as local and national governments. 

We are looking for an outstanding bid writer – a real specialist who knows exactly how to write winning responses. This person will follow through to ensure contracts are awarded and delivered on in time and to budget. 

Our most successful bids and tenders have come in partnership with other like-minded organisation and so our Bid Writer and Project Officer will develop and manage partnerships so that together, we stand ready to respond to bids that will transform the lives of autistic people and their families. 

This is a permanent position.

To view the job description click here.

Where you will be working:

We are flexible on the working location and will be happy to consider the following; London, Glasgow or Barnsley office or home based or hybrid.

How to apply:

  • To apply for this role please click the Apply button below
  • When providing a supporting statement, please refer to the job description and person specification and include any information that shows your suitability for the role.
  • For more information about this job please contact Chrystyna Chymera-Holloway, Head of Marketing, CRM and Business Development on

Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism.

The National Autistic Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.


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