Temporary advisor vacancy

Temporary Advisor

 Maternity cover

Part-time                           7.5 Hours fixed-term contract for 1 year

Salary                               £4,567

Based in Martlesham Heath and covering the Suffolk Coastal area

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-organised self-starter with potential to develop their knowledge of all aspects of welfare rights, housing and other advice for disabled people. You will have advice and guidance skills and experience of working with vulnerable people. You will join a small team of 4 paid staff and 15 volunteers offering a wide range of advice to disabled people and carers living in Suffolk Coastal. A non-judgemental problem-solving attitude and a passion for helping disabled people achieve their full potential are essential.

All applicants are required to complete DAS application form.

Closing date for applications: 9 am Monday 21 August 2017

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 30 August 2017

For further information and an informal discussion contact: Jen Morcom 01394 330638 or Caroline Goldsmith on 01394 387070. For an application form and job pack email jen.morcom@daseastsuffolk.org.uk

Coffee morning at Deben Yacht Club raises £346

Coffee morning at Deben Yacht Club photo collage
A huge thank you to Margaret and Simon Shaw and everyone at Deben Yacht Club, Woodbridge for organising the coffee morning and raffle on Wednesday 14 June and everyone who attended and supported it, including the mention on Radio Suffolk. Continue reading

Double your donation to DAS on Thursday 22 June 2017!

If you make a donation to DAS on Thursday 22 June 2017 from 10am through our DAS Localgiving.com page, Localgiving will be matching one-time donations pound for pound by up to £25 as part of Small Charity Week 19-24 June 2017! Continue reading

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The twiddle muffs will be free, although a small donation would be welcome. Supplies will be limited so they will be available on a first-come-first-served basis and limited to one per person. Continue reading

Suffolk Coastal Disability Forum: Woodbridge Action Day Wednesday 28 June 2017

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RADAR keys are no longer available at local council offices. Continue reading

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers!

Volunteers' Week graphicDAS could not survive without its volunteers.

Most of our advisers are volunteers. Volunteers help with office administration, IT support, fundraising. Customers voluntarily attend our Customer Forum. And the charity is led by our trustees — who, by law, are all volunteers. Continue reading

‘About Me’ launched by Suffolk Disability and Health Action Group

About Me form graphicSuffolk Disability & Health Action Group has been working with disabled people to produce ‘About Me’ (previously described as a Health Passport), a document that disabled people and/or their family carers can complete to give health and care professionals information about themselves to help those professionals provide better care. Continue reading