Bedminster Down / Headley Park / Uplands / Highridge
Bishopston / Horfield / Henleaze / Golden Hill
Bishopsworth / Withywood / Hartcliffe
Brislington / Broomhill / St. Annes / Arnos Vale
Bristol City Centre
Clifton / Clifton Down / Hotwells
Downend / Mangotsfield / Emersons Green
Easton / Baptist Mills / Greenbank
Eastville / Rose Green / Clay Hill
Edge of Bristol (Bath & North East Somerset)
Edge of Bristol (North Somerset)
Edge of Bristol (South Gloucester)
Filton / Frenchay
Filwood Park / Inns Court / Lower Knowle / Novers Park
Fishponds / Hillfields / Chester Park / Lodge Hill
Harbourside / Canons Marsh / Brandon Hill
Henbury / Brentry / Botany Bay / Charlton Mead
Hengrove / Whitchurch
Knowle West / Kensington Park / Upper Knowle
Montpelier / Stokes Croft / St Andrews / Ashley Down
Redcliffe / Temple Meads
Redfield / Whitehall
Redland / Cotham / Kingsdown
Shirehampton / Seamills / Coombe Dingle
Southmead / Monks Park / Manor Park
Southville / Ashton Gate
Speedwell / Crofts End / Ridgeway / Mayfield Park
St George / Crew's Hole / Troopers Hill
St Paul's / St Werburghs / St. Agnes / St Jude's
St Philip's Marsh / The Dings
Stapleton / Broomhill / Begbrook
Stockwood / Flowers Hill
Totterdown / Knowle / Windmill Hill
Westbury on Trym / Westbury Park / Sneyd Park / Stoke Bishop
Whiteway / Burchells Hill / Two Mile Hill
What matters to you
Children / young people / family
Health / wellbeing
Why we need you
The charity has around 100 branches, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to autistic people and their families. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide – they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning. However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area.
The branch offers support and information to autistic adults and their families in the area which covers Bristol, South Glos, BaNES and the northern area of North Somerset.
The branch secretary role is important to the running of the branch as they act as a coordinator and communicator for the branch. Without these roles, we would not have as many branches as we do.
What you will be doing
Liaising with the Branch Chair to monitor the branch email.
Checking through e-bulletins and newsletters received
Circulating information of interest to the mailing list and working with the Website editor to ensure this information is put on the website.
Skills, experience and qualities needed
Can write clearly and accurately.
Confident in communicating with individuals or organisations by phone or email.
Confident in editing information to a suitable format which is clear and concise.
When and where
Home based (plus travel to branch meetings)
Flexible time as required to deal with emails.
Support from the Branch Chair and Website editor.
Designated branch support officer to answer any queries and support you with the day to day running of the branch.
Written guidance on a range of branch communications
Various training courses relevant to running a branch
Insurance cover for all branch activities
Expenses covered for attendance at any event organised by the NAS Branches Team.
What you could get out of it
Improve support to autistic people and their families your local area
Access free training and learn new skills
Meet new people
We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those on the autism spectrum
You will be asked to attend some branch meetings and also have knowledge of the local area so we ask that you live locally to be able to do this role
If you have any questions about this role or the application process please