Location: Norfolk Opportunities Centre, Dereham

Salary:  £10.20 per hour

Hours:  Range of part-time and full-time hours available: 14 – 35 hrs per week

Job ref: N294, N295, N296

We invite you to take the opportunity to work with a highly regarded regional autism charity.  

We are a friendly, supportive and professional team, who work hard to excel at Autism Anglia’s mission of “Working together to put the needs of autistic people at the centre of everything we do”.

Due to expansion of the service, we are recruiting 3 additional Assistant Instructors to our professional and friendly team.

Your role:

You will be supporting individuals with life skills and development towards their goals and objectives, in a small group environment or one to one basis.   The individuals we support face unique challenges and you will be assisting them so that they can live more independently by providing support in areas such as basic literacy and numeracy, cookery, horticulture, basic IT skills and daily life skills such as menu planning, shopping and using public transport in addition to accessing leisure services within the community.

Your main focus will be to assist with organised sessions and promote the development of each individual, adopting a holistic approach which demonstrates an understanding of their personal, physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs.


Experience of working with adults with autism and associated learning difficulties is desirable however more important for us is your aptitude for working positively and within a person-centered approach.  You will be making use of your own life skills and potentially your own interests and hobbies to enhance the lives and development of the individuals we support.

Holding a full driving license is an desirable requirement for this role.

We have a clear pay progression structure and offer the following benefits:

  • Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Additional holiday based on length of service
  • Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub, which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Pension scheme

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working or reasonable adjustments to support them.

In the first instance please send your CV to [email protected] or if you would like further information please contact the Recruitment Team on 07507 653496.

We reserve the right to withdraw the advert as and when the vacancy is filled.

If no response is received within 3 weeks of submitting your full application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

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