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Current Vacancies

  • Dyspraxia Foundation Fundraising Coordinator
  • Qualified Accountant or Experienced Finance Professional
  • Education Trustee

A rare opportunity has arisen to join the small team in Hitchin, Herts at the Dyspraxia Foundation.

Dyspraxia Foundation Fundraising Coordinator

Based at 8 West Alley, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1EG
35 hours per week, Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)
Salary: £25K   Type of post: Fixed Term for 24 months (potential for extension)

Dyspraxia/DCD is a lifelong developmental coordination disorder affecting around 5% of the population. Children, young people and adults with dyspraxia/DCD experience a range of disadvantages – social, emotional and physical. They are frequently socially isolated and often struggle with everyday tasks.

The Dyspraxia Foundation is a national charity, based in Hitchin that answers more than 10,000 enquiries and distributes more than 20,000 leaflets each year. At the heart of what we do, we want every person living with dyspraxia to be enabled to achieve their full potential in life.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Dyspraxia Foundation. 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 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/DCD, to doing all we can to promote awareness and understanding of dyspraxia/DCD throughout society. We are a forward-thinking charity who seek to involve service users in all that we do, so fundraising has a pivotal role to play in the future of the Dyspraxia Foundation. We are currently recruiting for a Fundraising Coordinator.

The successful candidate will take on a variety of responsibilities including managing and expanding our diverse portfolio of fundraising initiatives, featuring grant and trusts applications, regular giving schemes, community fundraising, as well as identifying new opportunities for corporate engagement, and continually developing existing relationships, thus helping to secure the Dyspraxia Foundation’s long-term financial sustainability.

The post-holder will need a proven track record of fundraising success and excellent communication, organisational, time management and planning skills. It is very important that they are able to inspire others, engaging and connecting them to our cause.

How to Apply

For further information visit www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk or contact the office 01462 455016 or admin@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

Please send your current CV and covering letter outlining why this role is of interest to:  Eleanor Howes, Chief Executive Officer, Dyspraxia Foundation, 8 West Alley, Hitchin, Herts. SG5 1EG or by email to admin@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

For an informal discussion please contact Chief Executive Officer Eleanor Howes on 01462 455016.

Closing date for applications:   Friday, 30th September 2018

Please view the job description and person specification before applying.

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Qualified Accountant or Experienced Fianace Professional

The Dyspraxia Foundation are 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 monthly 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

The objects of the Foundation are:

  • To support individuals and families affected by Dyspraxia
  • To promote better diagnostic and treatment facilities for those who have Dyspraxia
  • To help professionals in health and education to assist those with Dyspraxia
  • To promote awareness and understanding of Dyspraxia

What is Dyspraxia/DCD?

Dyspraxia/DCD is a lifelong condition affecting gross and fine motor coordination in adults and children. In addition many may experience difficulties with organisational skills, memory, processing speed and, in some cases speech.

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

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   eleanor@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

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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