Our Current Vacancies

Are you passionate about building a brighter future for people with Down syndrome in our area? Are you looking for opportunities to work with an established, successful and friendly local charity which is making a real and lasting difference to families? Then have a look at our current opportunities for paid or voluntary work!

We are an equal opportunities employer.  We will support you and offer whatever training you need to fulfil your role.  Safeguarding is really important to us so all staff and volunteers must have, or be willing to undertake, an enhanced DBS check.  We are a friendly and welcoming team and you will have fun making a difference!


Employment Opportunities


Assistant Charity Manager

Part time role, 14 hours per week, Salary £8000 p.a. Closing Date 8th October 2021

Downright Special has been growing steadily with an ever-increasing number of families accessing our services and an increase in the number of schools requesting input from our specialist teaching staff.  This steady growth and our future plans mean that we now have a need for support with leading the day-to-day tasks of running the charity.

Assistant Charity Manager Role Description

Application form (PDF)

Application form (Word)

To apply please download an application form (above) and return to gillian@downrightspecial.co.uk by the closing date above.


Volunteering Opportunities

We are pleased to invite interest for the following volunteering opportunities:

Trustee Vacancy Role Description
Social Events Coordinator (closing date 15th October) Role Description

For further information or to request an application form for the above roles, please email gillian@downrightspecial.co.uk


eBay Shop Volunteer (closing date 15th October) Role Description
Collection Tin Volunteer (closing date 15th October) Role Description

For further information or to request an application form for the above roles, please email louise@downrightspecial.co.uk


Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 2021

Down Syndrome Awareness Week was 15th - 21st March 2021. Click here to find out more.


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Friday Sessions

We're delighted to announce that our Autumn sessions will resume face to face. We're looking forward to welcoming you back in September and have the following dates to share.









Note no session on 29th (Half term)


Can't attend a session?

Please let us know if you cannot attend a session - either contact your group leader direct, or contact the office on 01482 420160 or office@downrightspecial.co.uk

Friday Visitors

We regularly have visitors to our Friday sessions, whether they be healthcare professionals, friends from the community or old faces returning to have a catch up with us.