Age UK Network News Roundup – 23/09/22

Take a look at the latest weekly roundup of news from across the Age UK Network.

Welcome to the latest Network News Roundup! This week’s edition features the autumn copy of Age UK Oxfordshire’s EngAGE magazine, take a look to find out how they’re supporting older people in their area. There’s also the usual selection of vacancies from around the Network.

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 signpost@ageuk.org.uk and we’ll add it to the next roundup.

Please note: due to annual leave there will be no Network News Roundup next week. The next edition will be Friday 7th October. If you would like to advertise a vacancy on the loop in the meantime, please contact partnership@ageuk.org.uk.


Age UK Oxfordshire’s EngAGE Magazine

The latest edition of Age UK Oxfordshire’s EngAGE magazine has been published!

This autumn edition features an update on the work of the organisation’s dementia service, Dementia Oxfordshire, which recently attended the Witney Carnival to raise awareness of the service.

There’s also guidance to help older people in the area to look after their mental health and wellbeing, plus details on local support to handle spiralling costs.

You can view the full magazine (and subscribe to future editions) on the Age UK Oxfordshire website.


Age UK Somerset seek Information and Support Manager

Age UK Somerset are looking to hire a skilled Information and Support Manager with experience of delivering and developing a customer-facing service.

Leading from the front, the manager will direct and manage teams of staff and volunteers to deliver and develop services that include Information & Advice, Dementia Support and Active Befriending.

Find out full details on the Age UK Somerset website.

Closing date: Ongoing


Advice & Information Worker role at Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering

Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering currently have a vacancy for a Advice & Information Worker to support the Advice & Information service across Havering.

Find out more on the Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering website.

Closing date: 27th September


Two new roles at Age UK Tunbridge Wells

Age UK Tunbridge Wells are currently looking to hire in two new positions: Independent Living Support Worker and Dementia Care Support Worker.

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.


Three vacancies at Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have three open roles currently available. They’re looking for a 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 and an opening for a Bank SPECAL Support Worker.

Find out more on the Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire 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.


Information and Advice Advisor Role at Age UK Richmond upon Thames

Age UK Richmond upon Thames are seeking an Information and Advice Advisor. The role will include providing information on a wide range of queries, over the telephone, by email, and in person – referring and signposting where necessary into other Age UK Richmond services and other support provided by their partners.

Find out full details on the Age UK Richmond upon Thames website


Get in touch!

If you have a story from your organisation that you would like us to share with the Network, please let us know at signpost@ageuk.org.uk.

You can also view a full list of open roles across the network here.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 08/07/22

Take a look at the latest weekly roundup of news from across the Age UK Network.

Welcome to the latest Age UK Network News Roundup! We start at Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland, who held an intergenerational celebration with a local academy as part of their 70th birthday celebrations! There’s also news of three new vacancies at Age UK Somerset and a Handyperson Team Leader role at Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

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 signpost@ageuk.org.uk and we’ll add it to the next roundup.


Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland team up with local academy for an intergenerational community celebration

There was much excitement on 28th June, as Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland hosted a fun-packed intergenerational afternoon for thirty children from the nearby Riverside Academy.

The children joined members of Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland’s Day Clubs at Birstall Village Hall for an action-packed time playing games such as skittles, balloon volleyball and an interactive game using a state-of-the-art light projector that provides specialist cognitive stimulation and therapeutic activities for people living with dementia.

Celebrating seventy years of supporting the local community, the charity provided a great opportunity for children to chat and play with older people living in their community which was an enjoyable and enriching experience for both the older people and children in attendance.

Tony Donovan, Executive Director of Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, said:

Celebrating our 70th with the children from Riverside Academy is a fun way to show the support that the charity has provided to thousands of local older people and families over the years. Age UK is a federation of charities meaning that we are separate charity from Age UK and we rely on making our own funds to keep services going locally. Day Clubs are a prime example of a valued service offering day time care and activities for older people living with health issues or who may otherwise be socially isolated.

Tony Donovan, Executive Director of Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland

Three Vacancies at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset currently have three roles available: Information & Advice Officer (part-time), Finance Administrator, and Information and Support Manager.

Find out full details of all three roles on the Age UK Somerset website.


Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough seeks Handyperson Team Leader

Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has an exciting opportunity for someone to join as Team Leader within their Handyperson Team.

The service aims to improve an older or disabled person’s home environment
with early intervention support to enable them to remain living at home safely and independently. The team conduct a well-being assessment to highlight any
environmental risk factors within the home and undertake practical tasks such as fitting grab rails, installing key-safes as well as smaller DIY jobs in and around the home.

Find out full details on the Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough website.

Closing date: Friday July 15th


Two open roles at Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are looking to recruit two new digital roles: Digital Project Coordinator and Digital Outreach Worker.

The Digital Project Coordinator will develop and deliver the project and act as first point of contact for the programme and project enquiries, supported by Digital Outreach Workers and Digital Champion Volunteers. 

Digital Outreach Workers will liaise with the Digital coordinator and support the digital champion volunteers to deliver the project.

Find out full details on the Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire website.

Closing date: 10th July


CASEwork Services CIC Ltd seek a Finance Officer

CASEwork Services CIC Ltd provides finance services to the five local Age UK charities which own the company – Age UK Doncaster, Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington, Age UK Sheffield, Age UK Wakefield District and Age UK York.

They are looking to recruit an additional Finance Officer to join the team to provide financial accounting services.

This is a home-working role open to anyone within the UK, though it is preferred that the successful applicant can attend one team meeting in York per month if possible.


Find out full details on the Age UK Sheffield website.


Two vacancies at Age UK Buckinghamshire

Age UK Buckinghamshire have open vacancies for an I&A Officer and a Hospital Discharge Support Worker.

The I&A Officer will provide information and advice as appropriate, including signposting to other services / organisations, by telephone, email, virtual platform and face-to-face.

The Hospital Discharge Support Worker will provide the practical support that some patients require to get home safely and be able to settle back in their homes following a stay in hospital.

Find out full details on the Age UK Buckinghamshire website.


Three vacancies at Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are currently looking to hire for three new roles, click below to find out more about each position.

Find out more on the Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees website.


Information and Advice Advisor Role at Age UK Richmond upon Thames

Age UK Richmond upon Thames are seeking an Information and Advice Advisor. The role will include providing information on a wide range of queries, over the telephone, by email, and in person – referring and signposting where necessary into other Age UK Richmond services and other support provided by their partners.

Find out full details on the Age UK Richmond upon Thames website.


Home Support Workers roles at Age UK Solihull

Age UK Solihull are looking for Home Support Workers to support older people to remain living independently and safely in their own homes for as long as they wish.

Closing date: N/A (ongoing recruitment).

Find out more about the above roles on the Age UK Solihull website.


Age UK Milton Keynes looking to recruit new Trustees

Age UK Milton Keynes are currently seeking several new Trustees for their Board. Each trustee should use any specific knowledge or experience they may have to help the Board reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance.

The time commitment will be to attend four Board meetings per year, an annual strategy day, and ad-hoc meetings related to your skill set. Most meetings are held at Age UK Milton Keynes’ headquarters.

Find out full details on the Age UK Milton Keynes website.


Get in touch!

If you have a story from your organisation that you would like us to share with the Network, please let us know at signpost@ageuk.org.uk.

You can also view a full list of open roles across the network here.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 01/07/22

Take a look at the latest weekly roundup of news from across the Age UK Network.

There’s lots to cover in this week’s Age UK Network News Roundup! We start by congratulating Age UK Oxfordshire, who have been named in the Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2022! Elsewhere, Age UK North Tyneside have opened their first housing scheme and Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough reflect on a month of celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee. There’s also the usual roundup of vacancies, including two digital roles at Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire.

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 signpost@ageuk.org.uk and we’ll add it to the next roundup.


Age UK Oxfordshire named in the Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2022

Our congratulations to Age UK Oxfordshire, who have been named one of the most inclusive employers in the country in the The National Centre for Diversity’s Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2022.

Age UK Oxfordshire has carried out significant investment in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) development and commissioned an external audit to help ensure focus in the right areas. The charity has two working groups committed to moving the organisation in the right direction: one group working at an organisational, strategic level, and the other group focussing on the daily operations of the charity.  

Sarah Jackson, HR Manager at the charity said:

We are very proud to have been listed in the ‘Top 100’. As an organisation we are fully committed to diversity and inclusion and while we are clearly doing well at present, we know that EDI is an ongoing commitment and we will constantly strive to be better.

Sarah Jackson, HR Manager, Age UK Oxfordshire

Find out full details on the Age UK Oxfordshire website.


Age UK North Tyneside open their first housing scheme

Age UK North Tyneside are pleased to have opened their first housing scheme in partnership with Northumberland Estates and North Tyneside Council. Havelock Place, in the village of Backworth, Tyne and Wear, is the charity’s first extra care housing scheme for people living in later life with dementia or other cognitive impairment.

The charity aims to provide affordable and supportive living for people in later life and hopes that this is the first of many similar projects – it is also one of the strategic partners for the development of the ‘Ageing Well Village’ which will also be located in Backworth.

Age UK North Tyneside’s Chief Executive Dawn McNally said:

We believe that by offering housing, as well as our other services, we can provide holistic and truly integrated services for our customers. A very small element of planning of housing is for people in later life so that is why we are entering this market.

Housing is the bed-rock of good health and wellbeing. What makes us unique is we are a large care provider and large charity with two different types of services in housing and health and social care. What better way for us to be integrated provider than to be able to offer housing and all that comes with it?

Dawn McNally, Chief Executive, Age UK North Tyneside

Find out more about Havelock Place on the Age UK North Tyneside website and by reading this press release.


Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

With the assistance of a Cambridgeshire Community Foundation grant, Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough were able to bring joy to many people celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. The team hosted 25 parties between 9th May and 7th June and delivered jubilee celebration packages to the homes of older people who were unable to attend a party.

Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough also created a small online exhibition of past jubilee memories, to include some recipes (inspired by the Platinum Pudding) and a Tree of Hope, (inspired by The Queen’s Green Canopy).

Find out full details of the celebrations on the Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough website.


Two open roles at Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are looking to recruit two new digital roles: Digital Project Coordinator and Digital Outreach Worker.

The Digital Project Coordinator will develop and deliver the project and act as first point of contact for the programme and project enquiries, supported by Digital Outreach Workers and Digital Champion Volunteers. 

Digital Outreach Workers will liaise with the Digital coordinator and support the digital champion volunteers to deliver the project.

Find out full details on the Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire website.

Closing date: 10th July


Four new vacancies at Age UK Devon

Age UK Devon currently have four new roles available; Information and Advice Advisor, Better Later Lives Co-ordinator, Digital Project Co-ordinator and Digital Outreach Worker.

As Information and Advice Advisor you will be the first point of contact for clients, their carers, relatives and professionals. You will be providing clear and accurate information on a variety of issues including, health and social care, welfare benefits and local services.

As a Better Later Lives Co-ordinator you will be working collaboratively with the Information and Advice team to provide holistic advice to older people who have experienced a significant life event

As Digital Project Co-ordinator you will develop, manage and deliver the charity’s digital inclusion support service to older people through a team of trained Digital Champions.

As Digital Outreach Worker you will support the Digital Project Co-ordinator by facilitating outreach visits to promote digital awareness and generate referrals for on-going digital skills support sessions. You will also enable participation of older people who are unable to attend outreach sessions through the delivery of 1:1 digital support sessions in their homes, or remotely via Teams/Zoom. 

Full details of all the roles can be found on Age UK Devon’s website at here.

Closing date for all roles: Sunday 3rd July


Age UK Coventry and Warwickshire seek conversations with Brand Partners who have provided Falls Urgent Community Response support

Age UK Coventry and Warwickshire have been approached as part of the voluntary sector Falls Urgent Community Response pathway to look at how they might provide support.

The team at Age UK Coventry and Warwickshire are looking to find out if any Brand Partners have supported, or are in the process of supporting, Urgent Community Response services to enable the person who has fallen without any obvious injury to stay in their own home following a medical assessment.

They have discussed their enhanced Home Support offer which they have in place to support hospital discharge referrals to home, but it would be great to hear from other Brand Partners who have had any involvement in this or similar schemes and what models or services they put in place.

If you would like to get in touch, please contact Director of Services Jo Judges – jojudges@ageukcovwarks.org.uk.


Digital Inclusion Project Coordinator at Age UK County Durham

The Digital Inclusion Project Coordinator role at Age UK County Durham would suit someone who has the natural ability to build relationships and possesses excellent organisational and leadership skills. The successful candidate will have a positive can-do attitude and willingness to help develop manage and deliver the digital inclusion support service to older people through a team of trained Digital Champions.

Find out more on the Age UK County Durham website.

Closing Date: 1st July


Age UK Enfield seeks new CEO

Age UK Enfield has an exciting opportunity for the right person to lead Enfield’s foremost older people’s charity to the next level.

The successful candidate will have leadership skills, knowledge of the charitable sector and experience of working in health, social care and/or advice, including preferably with older people. Experience with finance is also required.

Find out full details on the Age UK Enfield website.

Closing date: 1st July


CASEwork Services CIC Ltd seek a Finance Officer

CASEwork Services CIC Ltd provides finance services to the five local Age UK charities which own the company – Age UK Doncaster, Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington, Age UK Sheffield, Age UK Wakefield District and Age UK York.

They are looking to recruit an additional Finance Officer to join the team to provide financial accounting services.

This is a home-working role open to anyone within the UK, though it is preferred that the successful applicant can attend one team meeting in York per month if possible.

Find out full details on the Age UK Sheffield website.


Two vacancies at Age UK Buckinghamshire

Age UK Buckinghamshire have open vacancies for an I&A Officer and a Hospital Discharge Support Worker.

The I&A Officer will provide information and advice as appropriate, including signposting to other services / organisations, by telephone, email, virtual platform and face-to-face.

The Hospital Discharge Support Worker will provide the practical support that some patients require to get home safely and be able to settle back in their homes following a stay in hospital.

Find out full details on the Age UK Buckinghamshire website.


Three vacancies at Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are currently looking to hire for three new roles, click below to find out more about each position.

Find out more on the Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees website.


Two Vacancies at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset are seeking applications for two roles: Information & Support Manager and a Finance Administrator.

The Information & 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.

The Finance Administrator will take a central role in ensuring the efficient handling of the Charity’s financial transactions, working closely with the external finance support service.

Find out full details on the Age UK Somerset website.


Information and Advice Advisor Role at Age UK Richmond upon Thames

Age UK Richmond upon Thames are seeking an Information and Advice Advisor. The role will include providing information on a wide range of queries, over the telephone, by email, and in person – referring and signposting where necessary into other Age UK Richmond services and other support provided by their partners.

Find out full details on the Age UK Richmond upon Thames website.


Home Support Workers roles at Age UK Solihull

Age UK Solihull are looking for Home Support Workers to support older people to remain living independently and safely in their own homes for as long as they wish.

Closing date: N/A (ongoing recruitment).

Find out more about the above roles on the Age UK Solihull website.


Age UK Milton Keynes looking to recruit new Trustees

Age UK Milton Keynes are currently seeking several new Trustees for their Board. Each trustee should use any specific knowledge or experience they may have to help the Board reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance.

The time commitment will be to attend four Board meetings per year, an annual strategy day, and ad-hoc meetings related to your skill set. Most meetings are held at Age UK Milton Keynes’ headquarters.

Find out full details on the Age UK Milton Keynes website.


Get in touch!

If you have a story from your organisation that you would like us to share with the Network, please let us know at signpost@ageuk.org.uk.

You can also view a full list of open roles across the network here.

Creative Later Life 2025 – Introductory Meeting on Thursday 9th June

The Age of Creativity have secured funding to begin a new programme of delivery “Creative Later Life 2025” – find out how to join the introductory meeting on Thursday 9th June.

The Age of Creativity are delighted to announce that we have secured funding to begin a new programme of delivery “Creative Later Life 2025”. The goal of Creative Later Life 2025 is to ensure that older people have equity of access and agency across the creative and cultural sector by the year 2025 – click here to find out more. To kick-start this new programme, we will be holding an introductory meeting on Thursday 9th June from 11am to 12pm, to start discussions about the pathways older people can have to creativity. For a meeting invite, please email farrellrenowden@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk – everyone from the Age UK Network is welcome!

Age of Creativity Festival 2022 – How you can get involved

This year’s Age of Creativity Festival takes place throughout May. Find out how your organisation can get involved, including how to share your upcoming creative events on the Festival website.

The Age of Creativity Festival is a yearly event to celebrate creativity with, for, and by older people! This year’s Festival runs throughout May and the website is now open for submissions of age-friendly creative events that are taking place, both on and offline. Take a look at the Age of Creativity Festival website to see if there are any events you would like to share with your networks, or if you have any upcoming events you’d like to add to the site. You can find out more information about the festival below.

The Age of Creativity Festival is an annual event to celebrate a creative later life across England. The festival is led by Age UK Oxfordshire, with Age UK and hundreds of Age of Creativity network members. Local Age UKs and other age-friendly organisations are encouraged to take part by listing their creative events and activities on the Festival website. You’ll find 100+ creative and age-friendly activities for older people to try – both online and offline on the Festival website, many of these taking place throughout 2022.

Farrell Renowden, who organises the Age of Creativity Festival, recently presented about this year’s festival at the most recent meeting of the Creative Later Life Network. You can view Farrell’s PowerPoint from this meeting below, containing “the who, what, where, when, and why of the Festival” and all relevant links. Farrell has also shared some additional resources that were raised during the discussions which may be of interest:

To get creative information for older people in your communities, sign up for the festival e-newsletter here: Age of Creativity | Home. You can also find more creativity resources on the Creative Later Life Hub.

For more information, or to join the Creative Later Life Network, please email Farrell Renowden.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 02/07/21

Take a look at the latest weekly roundup of news from across the Age UK Network.

There are lots of open roles available in this latest Age UK Network News Roundup, including new positions at Age UK Cheshire and Age UK Waltham Forest.

Chief Operating Officer role at Age UK Cheshire

Age UK Cheshire are seeking a new Chief Operating Officer. This role is a crucial member of the Senior Leadership Team and has overall strategic responsibility for Age UK Cheshire services and activities – income-generating, contractual, statutory and charitable.

The Chief Operating Officer has a key role to play in supporting the governance of the organisation, providing professional advice to the Board of Trustees and reporting on progress against their strategic ambitions and their enablers.

Find out more on the Age UK Cheshire website.

Closing Date: 5pm on Tuesday 20th July 2021
Interview Date: 1st stage interviews will be held on 30th July 2021

Open Roles at Age UK Waltham Forest

Age UK Waltham Forest are recruiting three new posts to help support the delivery of a new programme of activities and new services. The three roles are:

  • Operational Support Manager
  • Activities and Social Media Coordinator
  • Nail Care Assistant

Further details available on the Age UK Waltham Forest website.

Age UK Wigan Borough seeks new CEO

Age UK Wigan Borough helps over 3,000 local older people every year, offering activities, events, befriending, practical support and information/advice.

They’re looking for a new CEO with excellent people skills and proven management and business acumen, along with a dynamic and inspirational way of thinking and vision that will help lead the charity through to a new and exciting period. 

Find out full details, including how to apply on the Age UK Wigan Borough website.

Closing Date: 9am Friday 16th July 2021
Interviews: Wednesday and Thursday 28th and 29th July 2021

Administration Officer Role at Age UK Somerset

As an independent local charity working in Somerset and North Somerset, Age UK Somerset lead teams of staff and volunteers to provide information and services that promote wellbeing and independence, adding value to later life.

They’re looking for an experienced Office Administrator with excellent organisational skills and high standards of customer service.

Find out all the details, including how to apply, on the Age UK Somerset website.

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 21st July 2021
Interviews: Wednesday 28th July 2021

Age UK Oxfordshire seeks Director of Development

Age UK Oxfordshire is seeking an inspirational, dynamic and experienced leader to work closely with the CEO, Director of Finance, Senior Management team, staff, volunteers, external stakeholders and older people to shape, develop and deliver person-centred services in support of our strategic plan and annual priorities, aligned with the organisation’s vision and values.

Click here for more details.

Closing date: 9.00 am, Monday 5th July 2021
Interview dates: Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th July 

Several open roles at Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees

Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees are currently recruiting for a number of roles: Footcare Practitioner, Sessional Home Help Worker, & Business Development Service Delivery Executive. Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees is a local independent charity that helps over 800 local older people every week, offering activities, events, befriending and information.

Details on each role can be found below, along with an Application Pack.

Get in touch!

If you have a story from your organisation that you would like us to share with the Network, please let us know at signpost@ageuk.org.uk.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 25/06/21

Take a look at the latest weekly roundup of news from across the Age UK Network.

There are lots of open roles available in this latest Age UK Network News Roundup, including new positions at both Age UK Wigan Borough and Age UK Somerset.

Age UK Wigan Borough seeks new CEO

Age UK Wigan Borough helps over 3,000 local older people every year, offering activities, events, befriending, practical support and information/advice.

They’re looking for a new CEO with excellent people skills and proven management and business acumen, along with a dynamic and inspirational way of thinking and vision that will help lead the charity through to a new and exciting period. 

Find out full details, including how to apply on the Age UK Wigan Borough website.

Closing Date: 9am Friday 16th July 2021
Interviews: Wednesday and Thursday 28th and 29th July 2021

Administration Officer Role at Age UK Somerset

As an independent local charity working in Somerset and North Somerset, Age UK Somerset lead teams of staff and volunteers to provide information and services that promote wellbeing and independence, adding value to later life.

They’re looking for an experienced Office Administrator with excellent organisational skills and high standards of customer service.

Find out all the details, including how to apply, on the Age UK Somerset website.

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 21st July 2021
Interviews: Wednesday 28th July 2021

Age UK Oxfordshire seeks Director of Development

Age UK Oxfordshire is seeking an inspirational, dynamic and experienced leader to work closely with the CEO, Director of Finance, Senior Management team, staff, volunteers, external stakeholders and older people to shape, develop and deliver person-centred services in support of our strategic plan and annual priorities, aligned with the organisation’s vision and values.

Click here for more details.

Closing date: 9.00 am, Monday 5th July 2021
Interview dates: Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th July 

Several open roles at Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees

Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees are currently recruiting for a number of roles: Footcare Practitioner, Sessional Home Help Worker, & Business Development Service Delivery Executive. Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees is a local independent charity that helps over 800 local older people every week, offering activities, events, befriending and information.

Details on each role can be found below, along with an Application Pack.

Age UK Southampton seeks Team Leader

Age UK Southampton is the city’s leading Older People’s charity with over 50 years’ experience of working to improve the quality of life for older people.

They are looking for an experienced Information & Advice Team Leader to provide leadership and support to team members. The post is demanding, but rewarding, providing vital help and financial benefits to older people in the city, many of whom are frail and vulnerable.

For more details and an application pack, please click here.

Closing date: Sunday 27th June 2021

Finance Trustee Role at Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire are seeking a Finance Trustee to join their Board. The Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for, the charity’s management and administration, and the role of the Finance Trustee is to maintain an overview of the charity’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

Closing date: Friday 2nd July

A full recruitment pack can be downloaded below. Any expressions of interest or requests for application forms should be sent to volunteering@ageuknotts.org.uk

Get in touch!

If you have a story from your organisation that you would like us to share with the Network, please let us know at signpost@ageuk.org.uk.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 18/06/21

Take a look at the latest weekly roundup of news from across the Age UK Network.

Here is the latest roundup of news from across the Age UK Network, with a number of open roles available, including new positions at both Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees and Age UK Oxfordshire.

Age UK Oxfordshire seeks Director of Development

Age UK Oxfordshire is seeking an inspirational, dynamic and experienced leader to work closely with the CEO, Director of Finance, Senior Management team, staff, volunteers, external stakeholders and older people to shape, develop and deliver person-centred services in support of our strategic plan and annual priorities, aligned with the organisation’s vision and values.

Click here for more details.

Closing date: 9.00 am, Monday 5th July 2021
Interview dates: Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th July 

Several open roles at Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees

Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees are currently recruiting for a number of roles: Footcare Practitioner, Sessional Home Help Worker, & Business Development Service Delivery Executive. Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees is a local independent charity that helps over 800 local older people every week, offering activities, events, befriending and information.

Details on each role can be found below, along with an Application Pack.

Age UK Hertfordshire seeks CEO

Age UK Hertfordshire is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer. Despite the challenges of the recent pandemic the charity successfully maintained all services and been recognised by local commissioners as being integral to maintaining the health and well-being of vulnerable local people. 

They are looking for a CEO with a wide range of skills able to take the organisation forward through a strategy refresh and the development of a structure that supports that strategy whilst maintaining the existing excellent services and staff team.

For more details including how to apply, please click here

Closing date: Friday 25 June 2021 at 5:00pm

Interviews: Wednesday 7 & Friday 9 July 2021

Age UK Southampton seeks Team Leader

Age UK Southampton is the city’s leading Older People’s charity with over 50 years’ experience of working to improve the quality of life for older people.

They are looking for an experienced Information & Advice Team Leader to provide leadership and support to team members. The post is demanding, but rewarding, providing vital help and financial benefits to older people in the city, many of whom are frail and vulnerable.

For more details and an application pack, please click here.

Closing date: Sunday 27th June 2021

Finance Trustee Role at Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire are seeking a Finance Trustee to join their Board. The Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for, the charity’s management and administration, and the role of the Finance Trustee is to maintain an overview of the charity’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

Closing date: Friday 2nd July

A full recruitment pack can be downloaded below. Any expressions of interest or requests for application forms should be sent to volunteering@ageuknotts.org.uk

Get in touch!

If you have a story from your organisation that you would like us to share with the Network, please let us know at signpost@ageuk.org.uk.

Age of Creativity Festival – still time to get involved!

There’s still time to get involved in this year’s Age of Creativity Festival, find out more about the festival and access some resources which can be used throughout 2021.

The annual Age of Creativity Festival is running again throughout May 2021. Led by Age UK Oxfordshire in partnership with Age UK, it celebrates creativity of all kinds and encourages older people to take part and get creative! Local Age UKs and other age-friendly organisations have been encouraged to take part by listing their creative events and activities on the Festival website. You’ll find there are already 100+ creative and age-friendly activities for older people to try – both online and offline. Find out more about the festival below, including some resources to download that can be used throughout the year.

You may also want to download the document below which has been pulled together by the following local Age UKs: Bristol; Hereford and Worcestershire; Lancashire; Lindsay; Oxfordshire; Rotherham; and Shropshire, Telford, and Wrekin.

This document lists a whole host of different creative activities that are available throughout 2021 and is designed for local Age UKs to share with older people across England. All the activities listed are accessible and free and you can also check out the Age of Creativity Festival website for more opportunities if you wish. 

Running an Age of Creativity Festival Event

The team at Age UK have discovered that it can be really easy to run your own event! Last week we had an online meeting of the Age UK Services Sounding Board and we took some time at the end of the session to do some creative activities together. We made origami butterflies and did a mindfulness session together, similar to this one from Every Mind Matters:

We also shared some “Show and Tell” stories – people on the call could show us an object from their home that means a lot to them and tell us the story behind it. The stories that were shared were incredibly powerful and encouraging for everyone on the call. The whole session lasted for around an hour and was enjoyed by all involved!

We don’t have permission from the older people on the Sounding Board to share their pictures but you can see below the Age UK staff who were involved proudly displaying their butterflies!  Running the session was really straightforward but incredibly valuable for all of us. There is still time to get involved in the Age of Creativity Festival so do have a think about how you might be able to include some creativity in your work over the next couple of weeks.

For more information, please visit the Festival website: https://festival.ageofcreativity.co.uk/ 

Age UK’s Services Sounding Board proudly displaying their origami butterflies!


Age of Creativity Festival – Social Media Pack

Age UK Oxfordshire have produced an overview of this year’s Age of Creativity Festival along with some social media assets for you to use if you wish.

The Age of Creativity Festival is a yearly event to support older people across England to have more accessible, age-friendly opportunities to get creative. This year’s festival takes places throughout the month of May and will showcase the many creative activities organised by the Age of Creativity Network – a group of 2000+ members from across various sectors, including several local Age UKs. Age UK Oxfordshire have produced an overview of this year’s festival along with some social media assets to help spread the word about the many creative opportunities available to older people during the month of May. The pack can be downloaded later in this article.

Please do pass on the document below to the person who manages your social media and please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. 


Age UK Oxfordshire and Age UK work in partnership on the festival but we are very keen to ensure that you can engage with it in whatever way your capacity and resource allows. If you have creative activities happening locally then there is still time to upload your content here: festival.ageofcreativity.co.uk

If you have any questions, please contact: farrellrenowden@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

To find out more about the Age of Creativity Festival please visit: festival.ageofcreativity.co.uk