We are a small charity employing about 15 staff, although many staff just work a few hours each month.

We offer sector-comparable salaries, a positive working environment and a commitment to the personal growth and development of our employees.

When we have vacancies they will be advertised on this website.

Autism Berkshire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults with autism and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Due to the nature of our services, successful candidates for a number of posts will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, along with other relevant employment checks.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

Please note that Autism Berkshire requests no contact from agencies or media sales in relation to any vacancies advertised on this page.

Current Vacancies

Autism Trainer & Family Adviser

Autism Berkshire is a leading charity and services provider, dedicated to helping autistic children, young people and adults living in the county, and their families, to improve their health and wellbeing, along with their sense of security and quality of life.

The Position

We are looking for an experienced autism trainer and adviser to join our family support team to provide Single Session Therapy and lead workshops and courses for parents, carers and autistic young people as part of the Berkshire West Autism & ADHD Support Service and to write and deliver ad hoc training about autism to a range of organisations in the public and private sectors.

Lived experience of autism or challenging behaviour is essential, along with experience in a family support role in education, health or social care, and knowledge of the health, social care and voluntary sectors in Berkshire.

The role is home-based but will involve travel to locations in Berkshire where workshops, courses and training sessions take place.

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Hours and Remuneration

The post is paid at a rate of £20.40 per hour, on a zero hours contract basis.

How to Apply

Click here to download the job description and person specification

Click here to download our job application form

NB: All applications must be made using our form. CVs will not be accepted.

We strongly encourage an informal discussion prior to application, to discuss the role. If interested in taking up this offer, please email our Chief Executive Officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, at

Please send completed application forms by email to

Applications can also be posted to us at: Autism Berkshire, 40 Caversham Road, Reading, RG1 7EB.

  • All applications must be received by noon on Friday, June 25, 2021. We may bring this deadline forward if we receive a large number of applications.