Current Vacancies

This flexible, part time role is designed to be compatible with caring responsibilities. We are seeking someone with good organisational skills and the ability to work independently and an empathetic and approachable manner who can facilitate effective relationship building and peer to peer support.

Employer: Gloucestershire Parent Carer Forum

Unit 16, Highnam Business Park, Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucestershire GL2 8DN

Name of Post: Autism and LD Family Peer Supporter

This role includes providing Peer Support which requires the post holder to have personal lived experience as a Parent Carer of an autistic child(ren) in order to use their lived experience to work alongside the Parent Carer Forum Team and the Dynamic Keywork Support Team (NHS) to:

  • Support families of children with Autism, other neurodiversity or Learning Disabilities to find community opportunities, peer groups and short term support through access to a small grant fund.
  • Support local community groups, including groups of parent carers to run regular Autism Inclusive opportunities for young people, or peer support sessions for parents funded by a grant the Forum manages from the Autism Community Support Fund.

Salary: £11.50 per hour (£22,245 Pro Rata)

Hours: 15 hours per week (Flexible work pattern possible with additional hours worked in term time used for TOIL during school holidays)

Contract duration:  1st July 2022 – 31st March 2023 (potential to extend subject to funding).

Applications must be made using the form below, CVs will not be accepted. We prioritise the safety of the families we work with and will seek confirmation of details given in any application as part of our safer recruitment pratice. We ask all those submitting an application to also complete the anonymous data collection form below, to help us understand if we are reaching a diverse range of applicants. This role will be subject to a DBS Check and requires proof of the right to work in the UK.

If you would like to discuss the role please contact us on Please note due to staff leave you will not get a response before Monday 6th June.

Application Deadline: 6pm Tuesday 14th June 2022

Interview Date: Tuesday 21st June 2022 (between 9.30am – 2.30pm)

Start Date: 1st July 2022 (negotiable but ASAP after this date)