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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also view a full list of open roles across the network here.