About Us: Jobs

Current Vacancies

  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • General & Finance Administrator
  • Treasurer (Trustee Role)
  • Education Trustee

Post:                      Fundraising Coordinator
Hours:                   35 hours per week, Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)
Salary:                   Up to £25,000 per annum
Type of post:        Fixed Term for 24 months (potential for extension)
Location:               Dyspraxia Foundation HQ, 8 West Alley, Hitchin

2018 marked the 30th anniversary of the Dyspraxia Foundation, the UK’s only charity dedicated to raising awareness of dyspraxia, a neurological condition affecting fine and/or gross motor skills. We have achieved so much over the last three decades and aspire to create a sustainable future for our charity by building on our reputation and performance. We want to grow our offering and develop our capabilities, so that every donation we receive enables us to achieve that little bit more, from promoting better diagnostic and treatment facilities for those who have dyspraxia, to helping education and health professionals to assist those with dyspraxia, to doing all we can to promote awareness and understanding of dyspraxia throughout society.

We are a forward-thinking charity who seek to involve service users in all that we do, and fundraising has a pivotal role to play in our future. Now, at a significant time in our development, we’re recruiting for a talented and experienced fundraising professional to join our team and take the lead on all nationwide fundraising activity.

The successful candidate, taking on the title of Fundraising Coordinator, will work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Trustees, tasked with identifying new fundraising opportunities as well as developing new channels. The role will be broad, covering large grant applications, trust funds, community and corporate fundraising, aligning with the fundraising strategy.  The role will predominantly be based at Dyspraxia Foundation HQ in Hitchin but comes with the opportunity for flexible working and is on a 24-month contract (but with the potential for extension).

To find out more, please view the job description and person specification. To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter outlining why this role is of interest to you and outlining what makes you a great candidate. This should be sent to Eleanor Howes, Chief Executive Officer, Dyspraxia Foundation, 8 West Alley, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1EG or by email to admin@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Membership and Development Manager

A new opportunity has arisen to join our small but friendly team! You will be involved in supporting the growth and development of our membership and our network of local support groups around the UK.
We are looking for someone to develop strong relationships with individuals to help support our work in the wider community and play an active role in the growth of the charity. The role will also provide advice, training and organisational development support to existing and new voluntary support groups.
Must have previous office experience, be IT literate, a good communicator and have a good telephone manner.

Salary: £24,000
Permanent Hours: 35 (9am – 5pm)
Closing date: Wednesday 11th December 2019

See below for a Job Description and reply in writing with your CV and covering letter to:
Jane Trowbridge, Operations Manager, Dyspraxia Foundation, 8 West Alley, Hitchin, SG5 1EG or email: admin@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

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General & Finance Administrator
Salary:   £12,870   Hours:  27 ½ hours (9am – 3pm)

A rare opportunity has arisen to join our small friendly admin team in Hitchin to support our busy office.

We are looking for someone who has previous office experience, knowledge of SAGE Line 50 essential, IT literate and a good telephone manner.

If this role is of interest please download the job description below, and reply in writing along with your CV and covering letter to:

Jane Trowbridge, Operations Manager,
Dyspraxia Foundation
8 West Alley
or email: admin@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

Closing date:  Saturday 30th November 2019

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Trustee Vacancy – Treasurer 

Sadly, Treasurer Lesley French has resigned from her position on the Board due to personal reasons.   We would like to take this opportunity to thank Lesley for her support during the past year and her invaluable advice on charity fundraising and finances. Therefore, we are currently recruiting a qualified Accountant or Experienced Finance professional to join the Board of Trustees as Treasurer.  The post is voluntary and would require visits to our offices in Hitchin on a regular basis and attendance at Meetings of the Board of Trustees held every 2 months, usually in London.  The applicant should be familiar with SAGE Line 50 and used to preparing and monitoring cash flows and budgets.

Our Vision: The Dyspraxia Foundation’s vision is a world in which dyspraxia/DCD is understood and accepted and where dyspraxia/DCD is not a barrier to opportunity and fulfillment.

Our Mission: To enable all children, young people and adults with dyspraxia/DCD to reach their full potential (at every stage) in life.

The values we committed to are:

*   Sustainable                   *  Compassionate            *  Collaborative

*  Enabling                          *  Inclusive                          *  Accountable

To find out more about dyspraxia and the work of the Dyspraxia Foundation, please see www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

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A copy of the latest accounts are available on request.

Please submit a CV in the first instance and a covering letter to:

Eleanor Howes CEO


Education Trustee

The Dyspraxia Foundation is looking to increase the strength and representation of the trustees in the following areas.

We are looking for an individual who has strong experience in special needs education. An ideal candidate would have direct experience of working in an education institution and understand the current issues, policies and practice surrounding special needs provision and DSA support. An educational psychology qualification or SpLD practising or assessment qualifications would be ideal.

Working with our existing education panel, the education trustee has the opportunity to guide charity’s support offering to the education sector, parents and students.

The Education Trustee would oversee the Dyspraxia Foundation’s contribution to national policy through response to consultation and making representation to government on the needs of students with dyspraxia/DCD.

Interested parties should contact:

Eleanor Howes C.E.O.
Dyspraxia Foundation
8 West Alley
Herts SG5 1EG

01463 455016 or admin@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk