Neurodiversity Champion, Starling CIO


Starling works with neurodivergent young people aged 13-25 in Greater Manchester to provide engaging and empowering creative projects that develop positive identity and promote connections, conversations and creativity in the neurodivergent community.

We are looking to work with 8 passionate individuals who will take on the voluntary role of ‘Neurodiversity Champion’ within our organisation. Working directly with the founder, freelance artists and young people, each Neurodiversity Champion will receive training and hands-on creative experience within our vibrant and fast-developing organisation.

‘Neurodivergent’ refers to those who experience and process the world in distinct and unique ways due to neurological differences including, but not limited to, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), ADHD, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Epilepsy, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Tourettes and Trauma.

We are looking for individuals with an interest in community development, inclusion and creativity, who are positive and approachable with the ability to communicate effectively within a range of settings (both in-person and online).

Within the role you will have the chance to:

  • Gain hands-on experience working directly with neurodivergent young people in a range of settings.
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of neurodivergence through training and development opportunities.
  • Broaden your skills in project delivery, youth work and arts engagement.
  • Receive practical guidance on inclusive practice from our team of artists and participation professionals.

We actively encourage applications from individuals identifying as neurodivergent, who have lived experience of neurodivergence and who are champions of neurodivergent culture. 

The role will be voluntary, but travel, equipment and refreshment expenses will be provided. The minimum commitment for this role will be 2 x half day training events and 2 x 2hr face-to-face or online sessions with young people. If you wish to do more, there may be further opportunities.

To apply, send us a CV and a short statement letting us know why this role interests you (150 words or a 1-2 minute video) to If you would like to apply for the role but would like more information, feel free to contact Katie with any questions. 

We accept applications on a rolling basis.