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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.

Current vacancies


Press Officer

Salary: £22-25k dependent on experience (pro-rata)
Location: Based in our Devon office, just outside Newton Abbot
Reports to: Communications Manager
21 hours a week (flexible)

The successful candidate will join our small but hard-working team providing communications support to the whole organisation. Their focus will be on discovering and sharing fantastic stories from the Down’s syndrome community with the press and media, as well as key announcements and messages from the Down’s Syndrome Association.

We are looking for an experienced media professional who would like to work in a flexible role for a small but influential organisation. They will help us amplify the voices of people with Down’s syndrome, provide accurate, up-to-date and balanced information about Down’s syndrome to the press and media and help highlight the resources available from the DSA.

Key tasks

  • Working with colleagues, members and supporters to identify great stories that support the work of the DSA.
  • Developing relationships with journalists, telling them about our work and sharing our stories with them.
  • Monitoring our media coverage.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be made to the Communications Manager, Kate Potter, on 0333 1212 300 or on email (kate.potter@downs-syndrome.org.uk)

You can download the application pack, including job description, person specification and application form here.

To apply send the completed application form, along with your CV and a covering letter/email, to Lesley Alabaf at lesley.alabaf@downs-syndrome.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 17:00, Friday 7 September

We hope to hold interviews week commencing 17 September.

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