We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Volunteer Trustees

We already have a small team of Trustees in place and are keen to attract individuals who would like to help the Charity to thrive and grow.

As a Trustee you will attend meetings to discuss how the service can be improved and provide support to the operational management team. As a minimum we would need you to commit to attending a meeting every 3 months.

Previous experience of working as a Trustee or even as a volunteer is not necessary, nor are management skills as we can offer a buddy system to new Trustees. We would be particularly interested in hearing from you if you have skills in business development, marketing, accountancy, fundraising, bid writing, IT, social or youth work – but none of those are essential – just an open mind and a willingness to get involved.

We welcome trustees who have an Autistic Spectrum Condition as we would like that direct experience to inform the direction of the Board and the charity over the coming years.

Please contact Wes Auden (Chair of the Board) in the first instance via email on: wes.auden@asgma.org.uk


Business Development Officer


The Business Development Officer will be required to work proactively in growing income for the Charity through:

  • Researching and winning bids and tenders for Designated Funding built around delivering specific projects to support young people and adults with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).
  • Researching and winning Grant Funding for Non-Designated Funding that will enable the Charity to expand its universal provision and contribute to its long-term sustainability.
  • Developing the fundraising capability and performance of the Charity

The successful candidate will have experience of writing professional submissions for funding from Public and Third Sector bodies, and sourcing and making successful applications for funds from other sources, as well as an experience in constructing qualitative and quantitative monitoring returns, managing and co-ordinating social media content, website management and marketing with a desire to develop corporate and community fundraising strategies.

Key Responsibilities

Research new funding/tendering opportunities for the expansion of existing services across the Greater Manchester Area

Identify a range of alternative national and regional funding sources to extend and/or develop existing services in line with emerging policies

Work with key staff to co-ordinate and support on specialist tenders and proposals

Directly produce final proposals, tenders and monitoring returns

Support and oversee social media content

Take the lead role in marketing and presentation delivery to commissioners and key partners alike

Operational Responsibilities

Work closely with the senior management team in the development of tenders and bids

Monitor public and third sector funding opportunities at a national, regional and local level that may be relevant to the work of the organisation

Provide the senior management team with timely identification of viable and relevant funding opportunities

Contribute to and coordinate proposals for submissions to appropriate funding bodies and track progress

Lead on the creation of specific proposals to meet the operational needs of projects under the portfolio of ASGMA

Monitor and advise on pre-qualification criteria needed at local and national level to access funding opportunities

Develop/access new networks to identify new opportunities for funding

Review the effectiveness of existing databases and research new sites as alternatives

Work to agreed targets for opportunities identified/income generation

Provide management progress reports for internal and external use as and when required

Monitor and update social media and website management

Take a pro-active lead in presentation delivery to commissioners and key partners alike

Take a pro-active approach towards the marketing of ASGMA

To have an understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation



Knowledge of funder requirements and expectations

Knowledge of the range of funding sources and databases for research purposes and as means to monitor new funding opportunities

Knowledge of social media, website management and marketing


Recent experience of growing income streams for organisations in the Third Sector

Bid writing in the voluntary sector and monitoring returns

Monitoring public sector databases to identify funding opportunities

Researching appropriate and suitable sources of funding or income to bid or tender for

Working collaboratively with staff and external partners to develop successful funding submissions

Liaising with funding bodies to better understand their expectations

Tracking the progress of funding applications

Working in a targeted, performance driven culture where success is rewarded


Excellent written, communication and presentation skills

Excellent ICT skills

Effective research skills to assist in identifying suitable opportunities and for setting out rationale/evidence for submissions

Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with others, including Charity Trustees

Ability to research, analyse, interpret and explain complex information in a simple and concise manner

Ability to use own initiative, plan and prioritise workloads with a minimum of supervision

Values and Attitudes

A passion to generate relevant income streams for services we can deliver

A desire to help people from all backgrounds

A ‘can do’ attitude with a solution focussed ethic

Work to a high standard and champion the core values of the organisation

A commitment to equality and diversity and maintaining confidentiality

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £23,000.00 to £27,000.00 /year

To apply, please visit www.indeed.co.uk