There’s plenty to cover in this week’s Network News Roundup! We start at Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, who will be hosting the UK premiere of “All the Lonely People”, an international documentary about the epidemic of loneliness. Elsewhere, there are new roles available at Age UK Richmond upon Thames, Age UK Westminster, Age UK Sutton, and Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees.
As always, if you have a story from your organisation that you would like us to share with the Network, such as recent events, campaigns, or awards, please let us know at email@example.com and we’ll add it to the next roundup.
Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin to host UK premiere of “All the Lonely People”
Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin will be hosting the UK premiere of “All the Lonely People”, an international documentary about the epidemic of loneliness, on Sunday 4 December at the Old Market Hall cinema in Shrewsbury.
The film highlights personal stories about the challenges of living in a remote area, and explores the paths people are taking to alleviate loneliness, what organisations and professionals have to offer, and how communities are responding.
Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin said:
“Researchers say loneliness can be as bad for you as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It’s believed the added stress of feeling alone can also increase the risk of heart disease and the onset of dementia. It’s been a privilege to work with renowned film-makers to shine a light on the enduring problem of isolation and loneliness in our society and to have so much of the film shot in Shropshire has been a real thrill.”
Find out full detail on the Age UK Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin website.
Welfare Benefits Advisor role at Age UK Richmond upon Thames
Age UK Richmond upon Thames have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Welfare Benefits Advisor to join their Information & Advice Team to help ensure local older people are receiving the benefits & financial support that is available to them. With the current cost of living crisis, demand is higher than ever and this is a chance to make a real difference.
Find out full details on the Age UK Richmond upon Thames website.
Cost of Living Adviser role at Age UK Westminster
Age UK Westminster currently have a vacancy for an experienced Information & Advice Adviser within their Information and Advice Team. The successful applicant will support Westminster residents aged 50+ to increase and manage their income – including take up of Pension Credit, Council Tax and Housing Benefit, grant applications, energy & utilities debt support – and making referrals to food and energy support. This role will also provide information and resources to raise awareness around the risk of gambling.
Find out full details on the CharityJob website.
Closing Date: Saturday 10 December
Age UK Sutton seek Head of Community Support
Age UK Sutton are looking for a Head of Community Support who will support the Deputy Director of Services with strategic and operational planning and provide operational leadership for the Community Support team.
Essential to this role is excellent communication – as a Front Line service you will have daily contact with people who access Age UK Sutton services, and as a leader within the organisation who will be involved in functions across the charity.
Find out more on the Age UK Sutton website.
Closing Date: Monday 2 January
Chief Executive Officer role at Age UK Rotherham
Age UK Rotherham is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic CEO to lead the organisation, helping to continue to develop and deliver services and support for older people across the Borough. You will have the chance to continue to build upon work to date, to strengthen and amplify the Charity’s voice and to continue to put Rotherham’s older people at the heart everything they do.
Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 6 December 2022
Find out full details on the Age UK Rotherham website.
Age UK Sheffield seeks new CEO
Age UK Sheffield are looking to hire a new CEO! This role is a business, commercial, finance and governance-focused one and the person coming into post will be responsible for developing the resources and framework within which Age UK Sheffield’s outstanding services to older people can thrive.
Find out full details on the Totaljobs website.
Closing date: Friday 9 December
Several open roles at Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees
Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees currently have several open positions: Shop Assistant, Footcare Practitioner, Wellbeing Centre Cook, and Wellbeing Centre Driver.
Find out more on the Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees website.
Lots of vacancies at Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have several open roles currently available. They’re looking for an Operational Manager for Housing to join their specialist Safe & Sound team which helps older people living across Nottinghamshire to stay safe, warm and independent in their own homes.
There’s also a vacancy for a Charity Support Worker, an opening for a Social Prescribing Link Worker, a Senior Operational Manager role, and a new Membership Coordinator position as part of the Age UK Business Directory.
Last but not least, there is also an Energy Advisor position available. This role will involve making home visits and provide tailored information and advice to older, disabled, and vulnerable people, helping them to improve their home’s energy efficiency and save money on their energy bills.
Find out more on the Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire website.
Two open roles at Age UK Somerset
Age UK Somerset are looking to hire for two open roles: Information and Support Manager and a Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) Officer.
Leading from the front, the Information and Support Manager will direct and manage teams of staff and volunteers to deliver and develop services that include Information & Advice, Dementia Support and Active Befriending.
Working closely with the CST Coordinator, the MCST Officer role presents an exciting opportunity to deliver Age UK Somerset’s MCST programme in Somerset.
Find out full details on the Age UK Somerset website.
Closing date: Ongoing
Two new roles at Age UK Tunbridge Wells
Duties for the Independent Living Support Worker may include: shopping (e.g. for food, garden plants), medical appointment assistance, personal correspondence assistance, light household duties.
The Dementia Care Support Worker will work in the Dementia Centre facility, which aspires to be a place where people with dementia feel safe, happy and at home, and where their carers feel supported, can be signposted to advice and guidance, and can enjoy time out secure in the knowledge that their loved ones are experiencing high quality care.
Find out full details on the Age UK Tunbridge Wells website.
Several Vacancies at Age UK Cheshire East
Age UK Cheshire East currently has several vacancies available, including Drivers, Home Helpers, and a Dementia Activity Worker.
The Dementia Activity Worker will support people living with dementia to maintain their skills, to benefit from activities, company and friendship; and to have some fun. You will receive training in Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and you will help to plan and deliver a programme of activities in their day centre in Macclesfield and some outreach sessions across the eastern part of Cheshire East.
Find out full details on the Age UK Cheshire East website.
Information and Advice Adviser Vacancy at Age UK Merton
Age UK Merton are seeking an I&A Adviser to play an essential role in the response to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, working directly with older people to triage and identify needs and provide advice to help people to access high quality support.
The role will provide information and advice, including casework, in a wide field of subjects, including welfare benefits, housing, health, community care, and local services, to older adults (state pension age and above) across the London Borough of Merton.
Find out more on the Age UK Merton website.
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