DAS currently employs 5 part-time staff, and has 18 trained volunteers who provide advice and administration support as well as helping with fundraising and PR.
DAS’ Manager works 30 hours a week and has overall responsibility for our advice services, as well as the funding and administration of the organisation. She also assists in the duty rota and appeals work, and leads on fundraising for new projects.
Senior Welfare Rights Advisor
Our Senior Welfare Rights Advisor is responsible for ensuring the quality of our welfare rights advice. She overseas a team of volunteer appeals officers and acts as a source of expertise for the organisation.
Administration and Fundraising Officer
Our Administration and Fundraising Officer works 16 hours per week and overseas our volunteer administrators. He also raises money for DAS from a range of charitable trusts, local authorities and parish councils.
Welfare Rights and Appeals Officer
Our Welfare Rights and Appeals Officer has focussed on developing outreach surgeries and services for disabled job seekers. Employed for 18 hours a week since November 2013 and funded for 2 years by Lloyds TSB Foundation, the project ends in November 2015.
Our Advisor works for 7.5 hours (1 day per week) providing telephone advice, office based appointments, home visits and appeals representation. She volunteers for a further day each week providing a bespoke service for people living with MS.