The Empire is expanding!
General help needed – We’re still dreaming bigger than we can deliver. We are therefore inviting inquiries for volunteers who think this is a great idea and want to help make it happen. You can see how we are structured here. Our operations are tracked using the Forum, Basecamp, and WhatsApp, and for physical meetings there is always a teleconferencing option using Skype, so although we are based in London, you do not have to be.
If you are interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with some sense of who you are, what you’re good at, how you see being autistic and what you’re interested in offering by way of skills or time. And please share.
Roles we particularly need help with:
Book-keeper Volunteer Description – Tracking our cashflow
Content Editor Volunteer Description – Managing our new content stream and content writers.
We are currently recruiting for the follow roles. Please send CVs and covering letters to email@example.com. If you have a query, you can Whatsapp to +44 7522 421220, please note if you actually ring this number without prior agreement, I shall answer it only to get your name so your application can be shredded.
We particularly welcome applications from autistic people.
Applications closing 15th February:
Your Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
The Autistic Empire is currently small enough that everything is still largely passing through Sarah McCulloch, though we have begun the process of shifting responsibilities. Sarah works full-time during office hours and has limited availability. In order for the Empire to grow, she needs to be able to firmly delegate tasks to people or groups of people and to know that they are being done competently and where something is unclear or a problem arises, you will get in touch to communicate this.
I am both autistic and a hard INTJ – read about the INTJ manager here (hi it is me): https://www.16personalities.com/intjs-at-work
I have a great tolerance for people who need flexible working to manage their lives, particularly mental health issues. I am a mental health professional and an ordained minister and I have a great deal of consideration and affective empathy for people going through difficult times – that’s why we are building the Empire, to make our lives easier. But I have a very low tolerance for people who do not work with me and procrastinate, deflect or plain do not deliver. I am, after all, autistic.
Bottom line: I have a project to deliver and you have all the freedom in the world to tell me how I could do it better, to come up with innovative and creative solutions to problems, and to use our name to pursue your own avenues of interest, and to expect recognition,credit and where applicable, appropriate remuneration. But you need to help rather than hinder the delivery of the project.
I am held to account by the monthly Council meeting with regards to volunteers but employment matters are handled by me as the sole director of Imperial Trading and Services Ltd, the legal incorporation of the Empire.