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


Downright Special Health Lead

Downright Special supports children with Down syndrome in all aspects of their care and education.  As part of our ongoing strategy and vision we are now looking for someone to lead the charity’s work in supporting families and professionals in the understanding of the health needs of children with Down syndrome.

Initially this is a temporary part-time post for 4 months, but subject to funding we would hope to extend this to a permanent contract.

Payscale:  NHS Band 5 (pro-rata)

Downright Special Health Lead

Role Description

To apply please complete an application form which can be downloaded in either PDF or Word form.  

DS Employee Application Form.doc

DS Employee Application Form.pdf


Please send your completed application to: Gillian@downrightspecial.co.uk

Applications close on Monday 16th November 2020.


Volunteering Opportunities

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

Parent Trustee Representative Vacancy Role Description

Fundraising Volunteer Vacancy

Role Description

To apply for any of our volunteer positions then please contact us on 01482 420160 or email gillian@downrightspecial.co.uk and we can arrange to have an informal chat in the first instance.

Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 2020

Down Syndrome Awareness Week was 16th - 22nd March 2020. Click here to find out more.


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Friday Sessions

During the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, our Groups are now a mixture of online and Face to Face sessions. Contact us for more details.

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.