How to apply for a position

Please ensure you first read all of the information which is included in the application pack before applying.

You can apply electronically, by downloading and completing an application pack. Return the relevant documents by email to [email protected], or if preferred print and return the completed forms by post to: DASH, 17 Gort Place, Gilesgate, Durham DH1 1EY.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Please note: CVs will not be accepted.

See below for the latest vacancies.

Housing and Support Worker

Salary: £18,393.96 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week - some flexibility required

Closing Date: Noon Monday 8/07/19

Interview Date: Thursday 11/07/19

Proposed Start Date: ASAP


An enthusiastic and motivated person is required to work as part of a team within all of DASH’s housing stock/projects providing support and enhanced housing management services to clients who are homeless or in housing need.

Essential requirements include:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of homelessness/housing issues and benefits system.
  • Experience in working in or with a challenging client group, supported housing, or people with support needs.
  • Possession of full driving licence and access to a motor vehicle or personal transport.

For more information and/or an application pack-
please email us at [email protected] or ring 0191 3845073 or download

Vulnerable Women's Accommodation Worker

Salary: £15,266 p.a.

Hours: 35 hours per week on a 24/7 shift rota basis - the majority of the time covering 7.30am - 9pm

Closing Date: Noon Wednesday 17/07/19

Interview Date: Tuesday 23/07/19

Post available: Monday 2nd September 2019


A Vulnerable Women’s Accommodation Worker is required to work as part of a team providing accommodation and support at our project for vulnerable women with complex needs.

Duties include maintaining a safe, secure and supportive environment, Housing management duties, providing selected support.

Essential requirements include:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to work within policies, procedures and regulations.
  • A practical and common-sense approach.
  • A non-judgemental approach.
  • Flexibility to work a shift pattern.
  • Ability to work under pressure with a challenging client group.
  • Knowledge of benefits system.

For an application pack please [email protected] or ring 0191 3845073 or download a zipped pack HERE

Treasurer - Voluntary Role

Role and responsibilities of the Treasurer

The role of the Treasurer is to oversee the financial management of the company and to consider the financial risks associated with the company’s business. Also, to ensure the company produce annual financial statements which give an accurate view of the state of its affairs, its income and expenditure (Companies Act 1985)

In pursuance of this role the treasurer will;

  •  Select suitable accounting policies and ensure they are applied consistently.
  •  Make judgements and estimates that are reasonably prudent.
  •  Ensure that applicable accounting standards have been followed, and any departures are disclosed and explained in a financial statement.
  •  Prepare financial statements on a “going concern” basis unless it is inappropriate to assume the company will continue to operate.
  •  Consider financial risks beyond the period of cash flow forecast in order for corrective action to be planned and taken.
  •  Safeguard the assets of the company by taking reasonable steps to prevent and detect fraud or financial irregularities.
  •  Prepare and present financial reports for the Annual General Meeting.

Please see contact information below for further information.

Volunteer Trustees Wanted

Role and responsibilities of Board Members

The role of the Board is to ensure the strategic direction of the company, to ensure safe stewardship of the company, to ensure effective governance and to monitor the overall processes that the company operates in its business.

In pursuance of these roles, a Board member will;

  •  Ensure that the company complies with legal requirements.
  •  Be committed to the company’s main Policies and procedures.
  •  Ensure that the company pursues its objectives.
  •  Ensure that the company resources are used exclusively in pursuance of its objectives.
  •  Contribute actively and give firm strategic direction to the company, devising policy, defining goals and targets
    and evaluating/monitoring performance.
  •  Ensure the financial stability of the company, understand and take account of the financial implications
    of any decision made.
  •  Ensure the proper usage and investment of company funds.
  •  Treat all information gained as a Board member as confidential.
  •  Regularly attend Board meetings.
  •  Represent the company to outside agencies / organisations in a dignified manner.
  •  Declare any conflict of interest that may arise.
  •  Safeguard the reputation of the company.
  •  Participate in other tasks that may necessarily arise from time to time, e.g. interviewing new staff,
    attending training events or work related meetings.

Please see contact information below for further information.

Would you like to contribute to the important work DASH does? Do you have skills and experience which will help DASH to prosper? Do you have a few hours a month to work with our trustees and staff management team to strengthen DASH and provide a sustainable future for the charity?

If so, we would really like to hear from you.

Please contact Janet Boyle or Trevor Atkinson on 0191 3845073 for more information.

Submit an Online Volunteer Application Form or download a Volunteer Application form (Word document 42.5KB)