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Part Time Befriending and Mentoring Co-ordinator

Bolton Adult Autism Support ( BAAS) is a well established local charity that exists to provide support to parents and carers of people (18 plus) who have or think they may have an Autism Spectrum Condition. BAAS is committed to providing quality services to families impacted by autism and this includes safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of those aged 18 plus and therefore expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We now want to recruit a like minded co-ordinator for our Befriending and Mentoring service.

Co-ordinating the scheme you will help to recruit, train and support volunteers; deal with enquiries from families, help families to identify priorities and achievable goals for those with Autism Spectrum Conditions and liaise with external organisations. Also compile reports and statistics for the service. Enrichment of the lives of those with ASC will be a key outcome for this service.

The person we are looking for will have:

  • An understanding of Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Proficient at administration and IT skills
  • Ability to deal with enquiries, people with ASC and their families in a sensitive and sympathetic manner
  • Have good organisation and communication skills
  • Have at his/her disposal a vehicle for use in carrying out his/her duties.

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified persons of the community but are particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism.

For more information about this opportunity please contact Graham Heywood on 07772547158 or email

For an application pack please email the above address or telephone the number given.

Click here to download the application form.

21 hours per week (flexible) £20,161.00 pa pro rata

Closing date for receipt of applications is last post on Monday 6th August 2018

Please return your completed application form to


Bolton Adult Autism Support is delighted to announce that Sir David Crausby MP has kindly consented to be the charity’s patron with immediate effect.

Graham Heywood, Chairman of BAAS said:

” To have Sir David Crausby as our Patron is a great privilege for our Charity. Sir David has long championed the rights of vulnerable people and has particularly shown a keen interest in families throughout Bolton who are  impacted by Autism.”

To find out more about Sir David click here.


One of the most exciting activities we provide for our members are the frequent monthly presentations on a range of topics of interest to our members. In 2017 we had two visits from Dr Pedro Vital, researcher and lecturer at Bolton University who gave a most interesting presentation on some of the latest research undertaken. Click here to access the presentation.

Bolton Adult Autism Support were delighted to attend a gathering of local charities at the Old Links Golf Course on May 10th when the charities were each presented with a cheque by Marjorie Hayward, President of Bolton Lever Rotary Club.

Graham Heywood, Chairman of BAAS told the gathering that he was delighted to accept the cheque on behalf of BAAS and said that the money would be spent on a much needed refurbishment of the charity’s pop-up banners.

In September 2016 our Charity changed its name in from Bolton Adult Asperger Support  to  Bolton Adult Autism Support, whilst retaining the BAAS logo.

This is in line with the growing trend of health professionals to recognize that Asperger Syndrome is but one condition amongst many on the Autism Spectrum and further, it reflects our outward looking and all-embracing vision for the improvement of the lives of adults/young adults and their families.