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The Down’s Syndrome Association is the only organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s syndrome. The Down’s Syndrome Association aims to create the conditions that all people with Down’s syndrome need to live full and rewarding lives.


Employment Liaison Officer (Swindon and surrounding areas) 

We have an exciting opportunity within our WorkFit team.

We are looking for an experienced Employment Liaison Officer to be based in Swindon.

Salary: £18,200 pro rota
Location: Home base
16 hrs per week
This is a one year fixed term contract

You will be responsible for implementing a one year plan for supporting people with Down’s syndrome to access the work place. As part of your role, you will:

  • Expand and enhance employment prospects for people with Down’s syndrome
  • Develop partnership links with and between existing support networks
  • Promote the project with local networks throughout Swindon and the surrounding areas.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Employment Development Manager. The right candidate will have:

  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities
  • A good understanding of supported employment as well as experience within the employment sector
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to develop relations with and within external organisations, co-ordinate meetings, negotiate, motivate others and support colleagues.
  • Ability to plan and manage project based work and identify opportunities for development.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be made to the Employment Development Manager, Veronica Mulenga on 0333 12 12 300 or email dsworkfit@downs-syndrome.org.uk

Please download the application pack and return it with a covering letter to:

Down’s Syndrome Association, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, Teddington, Middx TW11 9PS

or email it to: lesley.alabaf@downs-syndrome.org.uk


Social Media & Communications Co-ordinator

Become a key part of the Communications Team at the Down’s Syndrome Association and help support people with Down’s syndrome to live full and rewarding lives.

Working in our beautiful Devon offices you will work with colleagues, supporters and partners across the country to tell stories, share important information and raise awareness.

Salary: £20,000-22,000 p.a. dependent on experience
Location: Our Devon office, nr Newton Abbot
This is a permanent, full time role

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Planning, developing & producing quality content that can be used in multiple ways for multiple channels, predominantly for the website and social media channels.
  • Making sure that our key messages are presented in an engaging way while also sticking to timescales, budgets and our brand and ‘voice’.
  • Monitoring the reputation of the charity across digital and traditional channels and working with the Communications Manager to protect and grow it.

If you would like to discuss the role in detail, please contact Kate Potter, Communications Manager, for an informal chat. Please call 0333 1212 300 or email DSAPress.Office@downs-syndrome.org.uk

Please download the application pack and return it with a covering letter to:

Down’s Syndrome Association, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, Teddington, Middx TW11 9PS

or email it to: lesley.alabaf@downs-syndrome.org.uk

The closing date is Monday 18 September 2017.

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