Autism & Neurodiversity - North Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC007421

Autism & Neurodiversity North Scotland create opportunities for autistic and neurodivergent people, and their networks, to realise their full potential and transform the world we live in.


Current opportunities

Are you passionate about the support we offer to autistic and neurodiverse children, young people, adults and their families? Would you like to be part of our team and help raise awareness of our charity, the work we do and be a key member of our events and volunteer team, mainly onboard Binky the Sensory Bus? You will be part of our volunteer team who bring a variety of different skill sets and experience to A-ND, essential in our ability to deliver key support and services throughout north Scotland. You will be part of our unique and exciting new Binky the Sensory Bus Project, who will be traveling throughout Aberdeenshire, providing a much needed sensory environment and safe space for children and young people who are not able to access our playscheme environment, based in Aberdeen City. This project is a first of its kind in this area and indeed, in Scotland.

To drive A-ND’s minibus, transporting people we support and staff from School to our facilities at Carnie Drive. The driver is responsible for the condition of the minibus and the safety of all the passengers. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • To safely drive our minibus to and from planned locations. • To carry out regular safety and maintenance checks of the minibus, reporting any faults, repairs or concerns to the team leaders in a timely manor. • To keep accurate records required for the operational running and maintenance of the bus. • To ensure standards of confidentiality are maintained at all times in line with A-ND policy and procedures. • To work in a flexible manner. • To work positively and effectively with other members of the team & liaise effectively with agencies, colleagues, stakeholders and partners. • To keep the minibus clean, tidy and to a high standard. The driver must ensure there is enough fuel for the following day, (never less than a 1/2 tank of fuel). • To know the location of the fire extinguisher and first aid box. • To check the contents of the first aid box and keep stock replenished • To ensure emergency exits and gangways are kept clear. • To ensure all passengers wear seat belts. • To keep to Highway code when driving the vehicle. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Lyndsay Hay at email: lyndsay.hay@a-nd.org.uk or telephone: 01224 277900.

Are you passionate about the support we offer to autistic and neurodiverse children, young people, adults and their families? Would you like to be part of our team and help raise awareness of our charity, the work we do and be a key member of our events and volunteer team, mainly onboard Binky the Sensory Bus? You will be part of our volunteer team who bring a variety of different skill sets and experience to A-ND, essential in our ability to deliver key support and services throughout north Scotland. You will be part of our unique and exciting new Binky the Sensory Bus Project, who will be traveling throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, providing a much needed sensory environment and safe space for children and young people. This project is a first of its kind in this area and indeed, in Scotland. The volunteer role includes: • Helping present our sensory bus and its facilities at social and promotional events • Talking to the public and raising awareness about the services that we offer at Autism and Neurodiversity North Scotland • Have an awareness of health and safety within Binky the Sensory Bus and ensure all risk assessments in place are followed. • Become familiar with A-ND health, safety, and fire regulations, ensuring they are implemented and followed in line with National Care Standards and SSSC Code of Practice. • Ensure that matters concerning individual children, young people and their families are kept strictly confidential. • Report any areas of concern or risk to the Team Leader, Services Manager or where appropriate, Chief Executive Officer, in line with out Safeguarding, Adult and Child Protection Procedures. • To maintain confidentiality for the A-ND and its staff A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. For more information please contact Lyndsay Hay at email: lyndsay.hay@a-nd.org.uk or telephone: 07858363544.