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SDS Officer
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First listed: July, 2023

Based in Martlesham Heath, Ipswich

Part time - 15 hours per week

Salary: £22,854 (pro rata), plus 6% pension contribution and Perkbox membership


Closing date: 11/09/23

Do you have what it takes to make positive change? 


The aim of the service is to provide people with support following an admission to Hospital or Accident and Emergency so that they can maximise their independence, self-manage their health and wellbeing and remain connected with their communities.


The role of the SDS Officer will be to be the first point of contact prior to a persons discharge from hospital and continue that support for a period of up to 6 weeks upon returning home. They will carry out an Initial Assessment and create a Discharge Support Plan, tailored to the needs of the individual with the aim to set goals to achieve independence, empower and reduce isolation.


Support will be carried out with the help of a Volunteer SDS Officer and could involve anything from household tasks to attending community events.

Please see attached Supporting Information, Role Description and Person Specification for more information.

ACT is an employer who believes in work-life balance, reward and recognition, and their personnel are their most valuable resource. Support and opportunities for personal development will be provided. For more information on why you should work for us, have a look at our 'Why Work for ACT' brochure below.

As part of our Recruitment Process, we commit to offering an interview to all Veterans seeking employment; service personnel during their resettlement phase; and care leavers.  We therefore recommend that you highlight this in your application.


In some instances we do reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the closing date, therefore early applications are encouraged.

Anglia Care Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and young people, is an equal opportunities employer which values diversity and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

To apply for this, or any of our available roles, please complete the Application Form and Equality and Diversity Form and send to Caroline Patten at Unit 8 The Square, Martlesham Heath, IP5 3SL or email to

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