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Thanks to TJ and Angela Sims for forwarding this advert for a job as a student support facilitator. As Angela notes, perhaps times are beginning to change at last.

Over 500,000 people in the UK have autism. Together with their families, they make up over two million people whose lives are touched by autism every single day. At The National Autistic Society, our vision is a world where all people living with autism get to lead the life they choose.

About the job
Salary: £10.24 per hour
Hours: no fixed hours
Location: North of England – various
Closing date: 28 June 2013
Interview date: w/c 15 July 2013
Job reference: LAN011

We are currently recruiting for Student Support Facilitators, based at various higher education settings across the North of England, including Bolton, Lancaster, Manchester and Bradford. You will be providing support to students on the autism spectrum and will need to have had experience of a higher education setting and be confident, motivated and resourceful, with excellent organisation and communication skills.

How to apply
To apply for this job, please download and complete the job application form below. When completing the supporting statement, please refer to the job description and person specification and highlight any information that shows why you are suitable for the role. Send your completed application by email to north.recruitment@nas.org.uk, stating the job reference in the subject line, or post to
FAO: HR, The National Autistic Society, Lancashire Adult & Community Services, Margaret House, Queen Street, Great Harwood, Lancs BB6 7QP

Please make sure to tell us which job you are applying for, including the job reference if provided. This will ensure that you are considered for the right position.

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 or Asperger syndrome

The NAS 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.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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