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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

We are looking for a new full-time, permanent member staff to join our Communications Team based in our Devon office.

Salary: £18,000-20,000 p.a.
Location: Devon

You will be working with the Communications Manager to develop and maintain a social media strategy in line with the organisation’s mission. You will seek, create and maintain high quality content to promote the work of the Down’s Syndrome Association.

Main responsibilities:

  • Work with DSA teams to plan, develop & produce appropriate content
  • Ensure key messages are presented in an engaging way adhering to timescales, budgets and brand guidelines
  • Protect the reputation of the charity across digital and traditional channels

The right candidate will have:

  • A proven record of managing successful social media projects including recruiting followers
  • Excellent attention to detail, planning and time management skills
  • An understanding of issues for people who have a learning disability and the ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive issues

Click here to download the full job description, person specification and application pack.

Return your application form & 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 Friday 28 July 2017.

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