If you live in London you may be interested in this job. If you don’t, you’ll still be interested in what Quaker Social Action is doing. In its own words:
Quaker Social Action exists to resource, enable and equip people living on a low income in east London.
We work to tackle social exclusion, seeing poverty as not just material but also social.
We put people at the centre of what we do, striving to find practical and creative solutions to the problems which affect people living on a low income.
QSA recently started a new project, Down to Earth:
Very few people leave clear instructions or financial provision for their own funeral. Down to Earth is developing support for people during this difficult time. We want to help bereaved people to plan a funeral that honours and celebrates the life of the person who has died, but which will not have a negative effect on their own financial future.
We also agree with the Natural Death Centre, that “a preparation for dying is a preparation for living”. We therefore want to find creative ways of helping people think about and discuss death before they have to.
We are now recruiting for a Down to Earth development worker.
The post will be a full-time, permanent position, based at Quaker Social Action at 17 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green.
The post will be advertised in the Guardian on the 15th December 2010 and an application form is downloadable from our website: