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Careers with Scottish Autism

Thank you for considering one of our current vacancies. We hope you will find the information provided here valuable to your application.

About Us

Scottish Autism seeks to promote and provide care, education, support and opportunities for autistic people of all ages throughout Scotland and we offer a range of full time, part time and casual employment opportunities across all departments and services.

Established in 1968 by a group of parents, we are now the largest provider of autism-specific services in Scotland and a leading authority and advocate for good autism practice.

We have recently received a prestigious 5 Star Recognised for Excellence (R4E) Award from Quality Scotland, in recognition of our commitment to achieving organisational excellence and our dedication towards continuous improvements. We also were presented with the Good Practice Award for Adding Value for Customers and the Overall Business Excellence Award.

Current Vacancies

To view our current vacancies, please click on the following link which will take you to our current vacancies page.

Our Vision

A world where autistic people are understood and enabled to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives as valued members of the community

Our Mission

To enable autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Our Values

Collaboration – We work with others and value their opinions

Compassion – We work with each other and our service users with care and kindness

Change Makers – We never stand still, we move positively forward always focused on quality and being the best

Contribution – We love what we do, we never lose sight of our purpose and the difference we make in society.

What we can offer you

  • A competitive salary - Our gender pay gap report gives a very positive insight into the equality of pay within the organisation.

  • 32 days holiday (which increases with your length of service)

  • Long service awards

  • HSF Health Cash Plan, for a monthly premium (from £7.75) you & your family can claim back expenses for dental, optical and other health care expenses

  • Employee Benefits offering discounts to High Street Shops, Cinemas, Gym Memberships and 02 Mobile Phones

  • Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme

  • Enhanced sick pay, dependent on number of years’ service

  • Non-contributory life assurance scheme

  • Workplace Pension

  • Sector leading training from day one including fully funded support to complete your necessary SVQ Level 3

  • The opportunity to be part of one of the leading innovators in Autism Practice in the UK

The Application Process

As part of the application process, you will be required to complete an online application form and upload an up to date version of your CV, demonstrating your suitability for the role. 

The Interview Process

Our interview process will be values based, which will help us attract and recruit prospective employees whose personal values aligns with Scottish Autism’s. 

To support candidates and hopefully get the best out of interviews, we provide candidates with the opportunity to come into the office half an hour prior to their interview to review the interview questions.

Employment Checks

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, relevant Disclosure Scotland checks, right to work, Occupational Health check and evidence to support relevant qualification / registration status required for the role. 

Speculative Applications

If you would like to keep up to date with new jobs or alternatively submit a speculative application then please contact

Encouraging Diversity

Valuing diversity and promoting equal opportunities is at the heart of our vision, mission and values.

We encourage and welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.

We offer opportunities to work in a variety of rewarding roles across a range of services and departments.

We offer opportunities to work in a variety of rewarding roles across a range of services and departments.