We are always looking for experienced and motivated staff to join our team.

So if you think you have what we are looking for –  we look forward to hearing from you!

Current Vacancies


Training Administrator 

Salary £6,535 – £7,577 pro rata for 12 hours per week  (FTE £20,150 – £23,363)

Hours of work: 12 hours per week.
Days & hours will be agreed with the candidate, but must be weekdays, between 8:30am – 5pm.

Location: Based at the Autism Family Support Oxfordshire office at Thomley Centre, Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, HP18 9JZ. Some home-based working may be possible.

We are looking for an experienced admin whiz to coordinate  our training courses for parents/carers, and support our team of trainers

If you have excellent admin and organisation skills, are a whiz with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, can coordinate a busy events diary, and communicate clearly and sensitively, we would like to hear from you.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification (a PDF will open):
 Job Description and Criteria: Training Administrator 

Closing Date: 9am on Tuesday 7th August 2018

To Apply: See ‘To Apply for any post’ section below  

Freelance Trainers required

We are looking for freelance trainers to join our team of trainers.

Position:   Freelance Trainer

Location:   Various venues across Oxfordshire available. To include Oxford, Didcot, Banbury, Bicester and Witney.

Pay rate:    £780 per course.

Hours:        Part time, various weekday mornings or evenings, with additional planning time.

Contract:   Self-employed

We are looking for trainers to help us deliver courses for parent/carers who have a child on the autism spectrum. The courses include All Things Autism post diagnosis course, and Challenging Behaviour and Autism, commissioned by Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust.

There will be approximately 19 courses on offer per annum, including 6 evening courses. All trainers will be provided with a programme of courses and have the choice to agree to deliver specific courses. It is expected that trainers agree to lead one or several courses, and will lead each course in its entirety.

Courses will run on various days, Monday to Friday, term time only. The majority of courses are held in mornings, plus six evening courses. Typically, a course is 6 weeks, consisting of a 2 ½ hour weekly session, plus additional planning and setup time.

We will provide the course content and instructions. Each trainer will shadow our current trainers and become familiar with the course content and format, before delivering a course

To express an interest and apply:

Please refer to the Specification and Criteria document and submit a statement evidencing how you meet the specification and essential criteria. Your response should be no longer than three A4 sheets. Please submit your statement by email to Gita Lobo, Chief Executive Officer at gita@afso.org.uk

 Specification and Criteria

Closing date: We require applications by 9am on Tuesday 7th August 2018 for interviews due to be held on 23rd August 2018.  We encourage early responses. Please note, the opportunity may remain open until we enrol suitable candidates.

Interview date: Interviews will be held on Thursday 23rd August 2018.

Commencement date: We intend to commence induction from 28th August 2018 onwards, by arrangement. Courses will be available for induction and shadowing from Thursday 6th September 2018 onwards.

For queries about the opportunity please contact:  Gita Lobo, Chief Executive Officer,
Autism Family Support Oxfordshire, Tel: 07929 379125   Email: gita@afso.org.uk

Casual Support Workers

£10 per hour
Flexible work available during Summer and Easter school holidays, plus occasional evenings and Saturdays during term time.
Various locations in Oxford, Abingdon, and across Oxfordshire

We are looking for enthusiastic Casual Support Workers to assist with our Holiday Activities for 8-17 year olds with Asperger Syndrome/higher functioning autism.  You will support young people to participate in activities, assist with running activities, and facilitate social skills and friendships.

Activities run during Summer and Easter school holidays. Working hours and locations vary.

Experience of working with young people on the autism spectrum is essential.

Occasional work will also be available at our youth groups during term time on Wednesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings.

If you can support young people with autism, have strong social skills, are able to participate in play and leisure activities, and can work effectively using your own initiative and as a team – we would love to hear from you!

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification (a PDF will open):
 Job Description and Criteria (Casual YSW) 

Closing Date: Rolling recruitment but early application is advised as work is available during Summer 2018


To apply for any post

(except for Freelance Trainers, see details above)

Please download and refer to the Job Description and Person Specification  If you meet the required criteria please submit a fully completed Application Form together with Equal Opportunities form.

Please note:

  • Applicants will be subject to a DBS check, and require 2 satisfactory references.
  • CVs will not be accepted

Documents will download / open in Word: 

 Application Form   
 Equal Opportunitites Form

We prefer applicators to be sent by email.
Please email applications to Gita Lobo, Chief Executive Officer:  gita@afso.org.uk

For enquiries about any post please contact Gita Lobo, Chief Executive Officer, by email: gita@afso.org.uk  or  phone 07929 379125.


From befrienders to youth club workers and occasional helpers at events, Autism Family Support Oxfordshire relies on people like you giving their time.