Trustees for local Autism charity

Trustees for local Autism charity

At a glance


  • Digital strategy
  • Business development
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations
  • HR
  • Volunteer management


Aberdeen, , AB25 3AN
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? Preferably within 50 miles, but open to discussion with the right volunteer.


Either in or out of office hours Normally 5 board meetings per year. Currently held on a Monday evening at 6:30 pm for 1.5-2 hours.


03 May 2019

GAS is seeking new trustees who will help ensure the sustainability and growth of this local charity which has been providing support for families and individuals affected by autism spectrum conditions for over 30 years.

What will you be doing?

  • As a board member, help the charity to plan ahead to ensure a sustainable future.
  • Protect the charity’s reputation, money and other assets, ensuring compliance with the relevant rules and regulations.
  • Be a supportive and participatory member of the trustee board.
  • Build relationships with staff and volunteers


What are we looking for?

We are seeking to strengthen our strategy, particularly in the following areas: recruitment/retention, funding, marketing/PR, digital strategy, volunteer strategy.

We welcome applicants with skills / experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • HR
  • Marketing / PR
  • Funding / grant writing
  • Fundraising / events management
  • Digital strategy
  • Volunteer strategy
  • Business Development

A personal interest in issues associated with Autistic Spectrum Conditions would be an advantage.

What difference will you make?

GAS is the only local charity in our area focusing specifically on supporting those affected by Autism Spectrum Conditions.  The charity can only thrive and grow with a strong board.  Due to relocation and planned retirement of existing board members, we need to recruit two to four additional trustees in the coming months.  Your input could make a dramatic difference in moving us forward.

What's in it for the volunteer?

  • You will be involved at the centre of a local charity that makes a positive difference to the lives of families and individuals.
  • You will be working with people from diverse backgrounds and be part of a friendly and professional team.
  • You will be able to gain new skills and build non-executive board experience. 
  • You will be offered relevant training, following our regular reviews of trustee training and competence.
  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Social care
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people
  • The Grampian Autistic Society (GAS) was founded in 1987 by a small group of parents and professionals who were concerned for the needs of those affected by autism. It was the first organisation of...