Welcome to Ups and Downs Southwest
We are a Down Syndrome support organisation based in Somerset.

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ups and downs logo newUps and Downs South West is a Down Syndrome support organisation, supplying information, advice and support to parents, carers, families, friends and professionals throughout the South West region.

Ups and Downs
Ups and Downs Southwest is a parent led charity, based in Somerset, seeking to support and enable children and young people with Down Syndrome to enjoy happy, healthy, fulfilling lives in which they are able to reach their full potential. We provide direct support and home visits to families and run information & training days, pre-school groups, youth clubs and family events alongside a telephone hotline and training for professionals and schools.  Whether you are a new parent (Congratulations!)family memberprofessional involved with a child who has Down Syndrome, or someone who has an interest, we hope you will be able to find the support and information you seek from Ups and Downs Southwest.

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We are Recruiting

Job Title: Finance and Administration Assistant

Salary: £13,728 pa (£11 per hour)
Closing Date: 31 March 2017
Interview Date: 12 April 2017

The Charity

Ups and Downs Southwest is a Down Syndrome Support charity working with children, families and professionals across the South West. We carry out direct family support work and offer training packages to professionals from the health, education and social care sectors. With over 20 years’ experience, we are the ‘go to’ service for all families, professionals and all those involved in the care and education of children and young people who have Down Syndrome.

The Position

The Finance and Administration Assistant will play a key role in the operation of the charity and its services. As well as undertaking general admin tasks under the guidance of the Operations and Business Development Manager, the Finance and Administration Assistant has particular responsibility for three key areas: Financial Administration, HR and Case File Management.

The Location

The successful applicant will be joining the small but busy team based in Westonzoyland which is just 4 miles outside of Bridgwater.
For more further details or to request an application pack please contact us at info@upsanddowns.net quoting ‘application request’ or call Joanna Dean, Operations and Business Development Manager on 01278 691100

Closing date for applications is midnight on 31 March 2017

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