Volunteering opportunity

Branch Website Editor Avon Branch (covers the Bristol/South Glos/Bath area)

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National Autistic Society
on 3rd March 2020
 

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Bristol neighbourhood(s)
  • Ashton Vale / Bower Ashton
  • Avonmouth / Lawrence Weston
  • Barton Hill / Lawrence Hill / Newtown
  • Bedminster / Victoria Park
  • 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
  • Lockleaze
  • 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
  • Education / learning
  • Health / wellbeing
Skills
  • Administration
  • Communications / marketing
  • Creative writing
  • Public engagement
Volunteer Frequency
  • Regular

Why we need you

The charity has over 100 branches and groups, 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 website role ensures that anyone accessing the website receives the right information about the branch and that it is up to date. This is vital to help the branch run well and also has a huge influence on the reputation of the branch in the local area.

What you will be doing 

  • Keeping the website up to date.
  • Entering details on the website of forthcoming events of interest and other relevant information – mainly taken from email communication which is circulated to the branch mailing list by the Branch Officer/Secretary.    
  • Entering details of local services and keeping this up to date.
  • Able to consider website page design/structure alongside Branch Officer and NAS guidelines.
  • Making sure the information is clear and well written.
  • Maintaining links with the Branch Facebook page.

Skills, experience and qualities needed

  • Are comfortable using a computer and can write clearly and accurately.
  • Confident using the internet.
  • Experience of managing a website
  • Able to manage time to ensure website is checked and updated regularly.
  • Confident in communicating with other committee members and individuals and organisations outside of the Branch in order to gather information. 

When and where

  • Average of 30 mins -1 hour per week
  • Home based (plus travel to branch meetings where appropriate)

Support

  • Liaising closely with the Branch Officer and Branch Secretary
  • Designated branch support officer to answer any queries and support you
  • 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 in 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 contact volunteers@nas.org.uk

When: Every week

Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00

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