Age UK Network News Roundup – 27/05/22

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

We start this week’s Network News Roundup by welcoming Mark Russell to the Chief Officer position at Age UK Buckinghamshire, read on to view a message from their team. There’s also several new vacancies at Age UK Buckinghamshire; Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterbrough; and Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees.

There will be no Roundup next week due to the bank holidays. But 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 Buckinghamshire appoint new CEO

Age UK Buckinghamshire are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Russell as their new CEO! The team have shared the following message:

Mark brings a wealth of experience from corporate and charity sectors, and joins us when our services across I&A, befriending, welfare support, and hospital discharge are expanding to meet the growing needs of older people across Buckinghamshire

We’d like to welcome Mark to the Age UK Network, we look forward to working with you!

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


Three open roles at Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are currently recruiting for three vacancies.

They are looking to hire a Community Warden in Cambridge city, as well as a Community Warden Team Leader to support older people to remain living on their own.

They also have a vacancy for a Sharing Time Organiser. This role will require using administrative skills to match volunteers with older people wishing to use the sharing time service. The Organiser will undertake assessment visits to older person at home and assess, induct and support volunteers.

Find out more details on the Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough website.


Four vacancies at Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees

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

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


Age UK Bristol seeks Project Co-ordinator 

Age UK Bristol are currently seeking a Project Co-ordinator to help develop and deliver community-based clinics that are run in conjunction with a nursing team. This project needs a highly organised person who can capture the outcomes through effective monitoring and reporting.

Find out full details on the Age UK Bristol website.

Closing date: 9am Monday 20 June


Two Open Roles at Age UK Blackburn with Darwen

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen are recruiting for two roles: Befriending Services Co-ordinator and Integrated Care Co-ordinator.

The Befriending Services Co-ordinator will focus on the development & delivery of Age UK Blackburn with Darwen’s Befriending Services to reduce isolation and loneliness.

The Integrated Care Co-ordinator will work across Blackburn with Darwen to provide assessment, support and information to prevent the deterioration of health & wellbeing.

Find out more on the Age UK Blackburn with Darwen website.

Closing Date: 6th June 2022


Two Vacancies at Age UK Sutton

Age UK Sutton are looking for an Officer within their Let’s Connect service to support older people in the Borough of Sutton to alleviate loneliness and isolation. The role will include championing the service and be responsible for matching people referred to the service with suitable volunteers, so they can begin their social relationship.

Age UK Sutton are also looking to hire a Social Prescribing Link Worker to work with adults in Sutton, supporting them to find lasting solutions to social issues and personal challenges.

Find out more details on the Age UK Sutton website.

Closing dates: Monday 6th June


Two Vacancies at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset are seeking applications for two open roles: Volunteering & Communications Administrator and Information & Support Manager.

The Volunteering & Communications Administrator will mainly provide administration for the recruitment and support of volunteers, but will also have the opportunity through the communications side of the role to help Age UK Somerset to reach the older people who need their support the most.

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. Age UK Somerset are seeking an experienced service manager with excellent team leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.

Find out full details on the Age UK Somerset website.


Community Assessment Team Lead and Trustee positions at Age UK Plymouth

Age UK Plymouth are currently seeking a Community Assessment Team Lead.

The Community Assessment Team Lead will undertake assessments for new and existing customers for the purpose of planning and reviewing their home care needs in order to provide a package of holistic support. This will include assessments undertaken as part of our commissioned hospital discharge packages. 

Age UK Plymouth are also looking to appoint new Trustees to its Board to help shape Age UK Plymouth’s future as the Charity continues to develop new and existing services.

Find out full details on the Age UK Plymouth 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.


Two open roles at Age UK Solihull

Age UK Solihull has two opportunities currently available:

They 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)

They are also looking for Trustees to join their Board to help ensure that they are always doing the very best for the large older population in the borough. Closing date: N/A (ongoing)

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 – 20/05/22

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

It’s a busy Network News Roundup this week, starting at Age UK Blackburn with Darwen, who were recently invited to visit Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty! Elsewhere, we welcome new CEOs at both Age UK Lambeth and Age UK Merton respectively. There’s also the usual collection of open roles, with new vacancies at Age UK Bristol and Age UK Sutton.

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 this roundup.


Age UK Blackburn with Darwen invited to meet with Professor Chris Whitty

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen were delighted to be one of the organisations invited to meet with Prof Chris Whitty England’s CMO when he visited Blackburn with Darwen recently. He came to Age UK BwD to hear about the borough’s public health challenges and the Council’s health & wellbeing priorities. He was interested to hear about Age UK Blackburn with Darwen’s work during the pandemic and the support of their volunteers.


New CEOs at Age UK Lambeth and Age UK Merton

Age UK Lambeth are pleased to welcome Paul Coles as their new CEO, the team are looking forward to working with Paul to continue supporting older people across Lambeth.

Elsewhere, Age UK Merton are also pleased to welcome Sarah Goad as their new CEO, as the organisation continues to enable older people in Merton to love later life.

Welcome to Paul and Sarah, we are all looking forward to working together with you both!


Age UK Bristol seeks Project Co-ordinator 

Age UK Bristol are currently seeking a Project Co-ordinator to help develop and deliver community-based clinics that are run in conjunction with a nursing team. This project needs a highly organised person who can capture the outcomes through effective monitoring and reporting.

Find out full details on the Age UK Bristol website.

Closing date: 9am Monday 20 June


Two Open Roles at Age UK Blackburn with Darwen

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen are recruiting for two roles: Befriending Services Co-ordinator and Integrated Care Co-ordinator.

The Befriending Services Co-ordinator will focus on the development & delivery of Age UK Blackburn with Darwen’s Befriending Services to reduce isolation and loneliness.

The Integrated Care Co-ordinator will work across Blackburn with Darwen to provide assessment, support and information to prevent the deterioration of health & wellbeing.

Find out more on the Age UK Blackburn with Darwen website.

Closing Date: 6th June 2022


Two Vacancies at Age UK Sutton

Age UK Sutton are looking for an Officer within their Let’s Connect service to support older people in the Borough of Sutton to alleviate loneliness and isolation. The role will include championing the service and be responsible for matching people referred to the service with suitable volunteers, so they can begin their social relationship.

Age UK Sutton are also looking to hire a Social Prescribing Link Worker to work with adults in Sutton, supporting them to find lasting solutions to social issues and personal challenges.

Find out more details on the Age UK Sutton website.

Closing dates: Monday 6th June


Two Vacancies at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset are seeking applications for two open roles: Volunteering & Communications Administrator and Information & Support Manager.

The Volunteering & Communications Administrator will mainly provide administration for the recruitment and support of volunteers, but will also have the opportunity through the communications side of the role to help Age UK Somerset to reach the older people who need their support the most.

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. Age UK Somerset are seeking an experienced service manager with excellent team leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.

Find out full details on the Age UK Somerset website.


Two open roles and Trustee positions at Age UK Plymouth

Age UK Plymouth currently have two open roles available: Support Worker and Community Assessment Team Lead.

The Support Worker will primarily operate in the Dementia Day Centre at Plymstock and will work closely with the management team, families, and friends of the people you are supporting alongside other health and social care professionals to ensure people are supported to lead the lives they choose.

The Community Assessment Team Lead will undertake assessments for new and existing customers for the purpose of planning and reviewing their home care needs in order to provide a package of holistic support.  This will include assessments undertaken as part of our commissioned hospital discharge packages. 

Age UK Plymouth are also looking to appoint new Trustees to its Board to help shape Age UK Plymouth’s future as the Charity continues to develop new and existing services.

Find out full details on the Age UK Plymouth 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.


Two open roles at Age UK Solihull

Age UK Solihull has two opportunities currently available:

They 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)

They are also looking for Trustees to join their Board to help ensure that they are always doing the very best for the large older population in the borough. Closing date: N/A (ongoing)

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.

Civil Society Article on the Impact of Inflation on Charities

This Civil Society article looks at some of the challenges posed by rising inflation and suggests some steps that charities can take.

With inflation in the UK jumping to its highest level in 40 years, charities are likely to face both new financial challenges and increased demands to support people. This Civil Society article looks at some of the challenges this will pose and suggests some steps that charities can take. Click here to view the article.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 13/05/22

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

Welcome to the latest Network News Roundup! There are lots of vacancies in this week’s edition, with two new roles at Age UK Blackburn with Darwen and Age UK Somerset respectively. Elsewhere, Age UK Sutton are seeking an Officer for their Let’s Connect service, and Age UK Plymouth have two open roles and some Trustee positions available.

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 this roundup.


Two Open Roles at Age UK Blackburn with Darwen

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen are recruiting for two roles: Befriending Services Co-ordinator and Integrated Care Co-ordinator.

The Befriending Services Co-ordinator will focus on the development & delivery of Age UK Blackburn with Darwen’s Befriending Services to reduce isolation and loneliness.

The Integrated Care Co-ordinator will work across Blackburn with Darwen to provide assessment, support and information to prevent the deterioration of health & wellbeing.

Find out more on the Age UK Blackburn with Darwen website.

Closing Date: 6th June 2022


Age UK Sutton Seeks Let’s Connect Community Connections Officer

Age UK Sutton are looking for an Officer within their Let’s Connect service to support older people in the Borough of Sutton to alleviate loneliness and isolation. The role will include championing the service and be responsible for matching people referred to the service with suitable volunteers, so they can begin their social relationship.

Find out more details on the Age UK Sutton website.

Closing date: Monday 6th June


Two Vacancies at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset are seeking applications for two open roles: Volunteering & Communications Administrator and Information & Support Manager.

The Volunteering & Communications Administrator will mainly provide administration for the recruitment and support of volunteers, but will also have the opportunity through the communications side of the role to help Age UK Somerset to reach the older people who need their support the most.

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. Age UK Somerset are seeking an experienced service manager with excellent team leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.

Find out full details on the Age UK Somerset website.


Two open roles and Trustee positions at Age UK Plymouth

Age UK Plymouth currently have two open roles available: Support Worker and Community Assessment Team Lead.

The Support Worker will primarily operate in the Dementia Day Centre at Plymstock and will work closely with the management team, families, and friends of the people you are supporting alongside other health and social care professionals to ensure people are supported to lead the lives they choose.

The Community Assessment Team Lead will undertake assessments for new and existing customers for the purpose of planning and reviewing their home care needs in order to provide a package of holistic support.  This will include assessments undertaken as part of our commissioned hospital discharge packages. 

Age UK Plymouth are also looking to appoint new Trustees to its Board to help shape Age UK Plymouth’s future as the Charity continues to develop new and existing services.

Find out full details on the Age UK Plymouth 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.


Age UK County Durham seek Information and Advice Manager 

Age UK County Durham are seeking a full-time Information and Advice Manager. They are keen to find an individual who will lead and develop this front-line service, advocating the importance of quality information and advice to strategic leaders.

Find out more on the Age UK County Durham website.

Closing Date: Friday 20 May 2022 at 12 noon


Two open roles at Age UK Solihull

Age UK Solihull has two opportunities currently available:

They 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)

Finally, they are looking for Trustees to join their Board to help ensure that they are always doing the very best for the large older population in the borough. Closing date: N/A (ongoing)

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.

Finance Focus – Guidance on Managing Rising Costs

With input costs for businesses rising steeply, Age UK’s Financial Governance Team have put together a guidance document looking into ways to approach this issue.

With many Partners currently attempting to reforecast budgets for 2022-23 in the light of the increase in inflation and many other costs, Age UK’s Financial Governance team has written a guidance document covering the impact of these cost increases for organisations and identifying some ideas on how best to approach this issue. Read on for further details.

Stuart Walker, who is presenting at the next Finance Network Meeting on 25th May (“Forecasting in a time of even Greater Uncertainty”) will make reference to this document and expand upon some of the suggestions made, so do sign up to attend that meeting. It will be an opportunity to hear what Stuart has to say on the subject, and to share your own experiences with your peers in the usual Q&A session which will follow the presentation.

To book your place at the next Finance Network Meeting:

The next Finance Network Meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th May from 11:00 to 12:30. Stuart Walker, Volunteer Consultant at Cranfield Trust, will present on the topic ‘Forecasting in a time of even greater uncertainty’. Click here for more details.

To register your attendance, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please simply send an email to John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk  with your name and role title, the name of the Brand Partner you are representing and the email address to which the follow-up material should be sent.

We would be grateful if you could confirm in your email whether you will be attending on the day or just requesting access to the meeting recording and supporting slides – thank you.

View the Guidance Document

Input costs for businesses have risen at a rate not seen for many years, and certainly not since 2011, when Age UK came into being. We recognise that colleagues right across the network are well aware of the challenges this brings and will be looking into what they can do to mitigate these challenges, or what they should be doing to address them.

This guidance document contains some thoughts and ideas from Age UK’s Financial Governance Team on how to approach this issue which we hope will be helpful.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the information contained in this document, or would like any further guidance or support, please contact:
David.Chenery@ageuk.org.uk  or John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 06/05/22

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

Welcome to the latest Network News Roundup! There are lots of open roles in this week’s edition, including the Information and Advice Advisor Role at Age UK Richmond upon Thames. 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 this roundup.


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.


Three roles and Trustee position at Age UK Plymouth

Age UK Plymouth currently have three open roles available: Support Worker, Administrative Assistant, and Help at Home Responder.

The Support Worker will primarily operate in the Dementia Day Centre at Plymstock and will work closely with the management team, families, and friends of the people you are supporting alongside other health and social care professionals to ensure people are supported to lead the lives they choose.

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Information and Advice team as their administration specialist. The Help at Home Responder will work to provide relief to the Hospital Discharge Team and the Help at Home Community Support Service. 

Age UK Plymouth are also looking to appoint new Trustees to its Board to help shape Age UK Plymouth’s future as the Charity continues to develop new and existing services.

Find out full details on the Age UK Plymouth website.


Age UK County Durham seek Information and Advice Manager 

Age UK County Durham are seeking a full-time Information and Advice Manager. They are keen to find an individual who will lead and develop this front-line service, advocating the importance of quality information and advice to strategic leaders.

Find out more on the Age UK County Durham website.

Closing Date: Friday 20 May 2022 at 12 noon


Two open roles at Age UK Solihull

Age UK Solihull has two opportunities currently available:

They 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)

Finally, they are looking for Trustees to join their Board to help ensure that they are always doing the very best for the large older population in the borough. Closing date: N/A (ongoing)

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.


Volunteering & Communications Administrator role at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset are seeking applications for the role of Volunteering & Communications Administrator.

The Volunteering & Communications Administrator will mainly provide administration for the recruitment and support of volunteers, but will also have the opportunity through the communications side of the role to help Age UK Somerset to reach the older people who need their support the most.

Find out full details on the Age UK Somerset website.


Two open roles at Age UK Enfield

Age UK Enfield are recruiting for two roles – Men in Sheds Co-ordinator and Home Care Support Workers.

The Men in Sheds Co-ordinator will oversee the day-to-day operational and administrative elements of the project, working with volunteers, supporting and encouraging clients and signposting to other services where appropriate.

The Home Care Support Workers visit people in their homes to assist with a whole range of tasks, from personal care and assisting with medication, to occupational and therapeutic activities.

Find out full details of both roles on the Age UK Enfield 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 – 29/04/22

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

Welcome to the latest Network News Roundup! There’s plenty of open roles in this week’s edition, including three new roles at Age UK Plymouth, and the I&A Manager position at Age UK County Durham. 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 this roundup.


Three roles at Age UK Plymouth

Age UK Plymouth currently have three open roles available: Support Worker, Administrative Assistant, and Help at Home Responder.

The Support Worker will primarily operate in the Dementia Day Centre at Plymstock and will work closely with the management team, families, and friends of the people you are supporting alongside other health and social care professionals to ensure people are supported to lead the lives they choose.

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Information and Advice team as their administration specialist. The Help at Home Responder will work to provide relief to the Hospital Discharge Team and the Help at Home Community Support Service. 

Find out full details on the Age UK Plymouth website.


Age UK County Durham seek Information and Advice Manager 

Age UK County Durham are seeking a full-time Information and Advice Manager. They are keen to find an individual who will lead and develop this front-line service, advocating the importance of quality information and advice to strategic leaders.

Find out more on the Age UK County Durham website.

Closing Date: Friday 20 May 2022 at 12 noon


Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough seek Community Warden

Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Community Warden. 

The Community Warden will support older people to remain living in their own homes by providing them with practical daily support and assistance. Tasks include: collecting prescriptions & small items of shopping; helping with letters and phone calls; and ensuring safety and well-being.

Find out more on the Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough website.

Closing Date: Tuesday 3rd May


Two open roles at Age UK Solihull

Age UK Solihull has two opportunities currently available:

They 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)

Finally, they are looking for Trustees to join their Board to help ensure that they are always doing the very best for the large older population in the borough. Closing date: N/A (ongoing)

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.


Volunteering & Communications Administrator role at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset are seeking applications for the role of Volunteering & Communications Administrator.

The Volunteering & Communications Administrator will mainly provide administration for the recruitment and support of volunteers, but will also have the opportunity through the communications side of the role to help Age UK Somerset to reach the older people who need their support the most.

Find out full details on the Age UK Somerset website.


Two open roles at Age UK Enfield

Age UK Enfield are recruiting for two roles – Men in Sheds Co-ordinator and Home Care Support Workers.

The Men in Sheds Co-ordinator will oversee the day-to-day operational and administrative elements of the project, working with volunteers, supporting and encouraging clients and signposting to other services where appropriate.

The Home Care Support Workers visit people in their homes to assist with a whole range of tasks, from personal care and assisting with medication, to occupational and therapeutic activities.

Find out full details of both roles on the Age UK Enfield 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 – 22/04/22

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

Welcome to the latest Network News Roundup! There’s plenty of open roles in this week’s edition, including the new Community Warden position 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 this roundup.


Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough seek Community Warden

Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Community Warden. 

The Community Warden will support older people to remain living in their own homes by providing them with practical daily support and assistance. Tasks include: collecting prescriptions & small items of shopping; helping with letters and phone calls; and ensuring safety and well-being.

Find out more on the Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough website.

Closing Date: Tuesday 3rd May


Three open roles at Age UK Solihull

Age UK Solihull has three opportunities currently available:

They are looking for a Fundraising Officer to help raise vital funds to enable them to continue offering services for older people living in the Solihull borough. Closing date: Monday 25 April at 1pm.

They are also recruiting 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)

Finally, they are looking for Trustees to join their Board to help ensure that they are always doing the very best for the large older population in the borough. Closing date: N/A (ongoing)

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


Two vacancies at Age UK Bristol

Age UK Bristol are recruiting for two new positions: Bank Support Workers and an Administrative Support Officer.

The Bank Support Workers will primarily support the new Home Support service, but there will also be opportunities to work at the New Beginnings Day Centre too.

The Administrative Support Officer will provide a central role for Age UK Bristol, ensuring that there is strong support for staff with a range of administrative duties.

Find out full details of both roles on the Age UK Bristol website.

Closing Date: 9am on Friday 29 April


Lead Coordinator role at Age UK East London

Age UK East London are looking to hire a Lead Coordinator for the Connect Newham Project. The Lead Coordinator will work to deliver a safe and reliable befriending service to prevent deterioration of mental health, promote confidence and independence, and enable residents to be active in their communities, and access existing available services.

Find out more on the Age UK East London website.

Closing date: Monday 25th April 5pm.


Several open roles at Age UK Salford

Age UK Salford is seeking to recruit a number of permanent roles within their Care Services Teams.

They currently have two roles in their Dementia Support Service. A Dementia Worker and a Dementia Support Worker are needed to provide support and guidance for those living with dementia and memory loss conditions.

They are also recruiting for two Day Care Assistant roles at the Humphrey Booth Day Centre in Salford.

Lastly they have a Coordinator vacancy in their Hospital Aftercare Team who offer support after time spent in hospital.

Find out more on the Age UK Salford website.

Closing date: Friday 22nd April at 5pm.


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.


Volunteering & Communications Administrator role at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset are seeking applications for the role of Volunteering & Communications Administrator.

The Volunteering & Communications Administrator will mainly provide administration for the recruitment and support of volunteers, but will also have the opportunity through the communications side of the role to help Age UK Somerset to reach the older people who need their support the most.

Find out full details on the Age UK Somerset website.


Age UK County Durham seek Programme Manager

Age UK County Durham are looking to hire a new Programme Manager to lead the organisation’s programme delivery, growth, and overall development. The successful candidate will be an individual who is passionate about the organisation’s cause and is committed to the work of Age UK County Durham.

Find out more on the Age UK County Durham website.

Closing date: Friday 29th April


Several Vacancies at Age UK Wigan Borough

Age UK Wigan Borough are seeking a Team Leader for their Information and Advice service, ensuring that a timely, responsive and accessible service is provided to all clients. A good knowledge of welfare benefits eligibility and calculations for older people is essential.

Age UK Wigan Borough are also seeking a Bright Days Team Leader; Publicity and Fundraising Manager; and Home Helpers.

Find out full details of all roles on the Age UK Wigan Borough website.

Closing dates: Monday 25th April


Two open roles at Age UK Enfield

Age UK Enfield are recruiting for two roles – Men in Sheds Co-ordinator and Home Care Support Workers.

The Men in Sheds Co-ordinator will oversee the day-to-day operational and administrative elements of the project, working with volunteers, supporting and encouraging clients and signposting to other services where appropriate.

The Home Care Support Workers visit people in their homes to assist with a whole range of tasks, from personal care and assisting with medication, to occupational and therapeutic activities.

Find out full details of both roles on the Age UK Enfield 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 – 14/04/22

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

With bank holidays on the way, it’s an early Network News Roundup this week, with plenty of open roles across the Network. Age UK Solihull have three vacancies to fill, including Fundraising Officer. Elsewhere, Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are seeking a Community Warden Team Leader, Age UK East London are looking to hire a Lead Coordinator for the Connect Newham Project, and Age UK Bristol have two new vacancies.

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 this roundup.


Three open roles at Age UK Solihull

Age UK Solihull has three opportunities currently available:

They are looking for a Fundraising Officer to help raise vital funds to enable them to continue offering services for older people living in the Solihull borough. Closing date: Monday 25 April at 1pm.

They are also recruiting 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)

Finally, they are looking for Trustees to join their Board to help ensure that they are always doing the very best for the large older population in the borough. Closing date: N/A (ongoing)

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


Two vacancies at Age UK Bristol

Age UK Bristol are recruiting for two new positions: Bank Support Workers and an Administrative Support Officer.

The Bank Support Workers will primarily support the new Home Support service, but there will also be opportunities to work at the New Beginnings Day Centre too.

The Administrative Support Officer will provide a central role for Age UK Bristol, ensuring that there is strong support for staff with a range of administrative duties.

Find out full details of both roles on the Age UK Bristol website.

Closing Date: 9am on Friday 29 April


Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough seek Community Warden Team Leader

Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have an exciting opportunity to recruit a motivated and reliable full time Community Warden Team Leader. 

The successful candidate will play a significant role in leading several community warden schemes in and around Cambridgeshire and Peterborough through direct line management, support and development of the community wardens delivering the service. They will also be responsible for promoting the schemes and building partnership working with key contacts. 

Find out more on the Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough website.

Closing Date: Friday 22nd April


Lead Coordinator role at Age UK East London

Age UK East London are looking to hire a Lead Coordinator for the Connect Newham Project. The Lead Coordinator will work to deliver a safe and reliable befriending service to prevent deterioration of mental health, promote confidence and independence, and enable residents to be active in their communities, and access existing available services.

Find out more on the Age UK East London website.

Closing date: Monday 25th April 5pm.


Several open roles at Age UK Salford

Age UK Salford is seeking to recruit a number of permanent roles within their Care Services Teams.

They currently have two roles in their Dementia Support Service. A Dementia Worker and a Dementia Support Worker are needed to provide support and guidance for those living with dementia and memory loss conditions.

They are also recruiting for two Day Care Assistant roles at the Humphrey Booth Day Centre in Salford.

Lastly they have a Coordinator vacancy in their Hospital Aftercare Team who offer support after time spent in hospital.

Find out more on the Age UK Salford website.

Closing date: Friday 22nd April at 5pm.


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.


Two open roles at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset are seeking applications for two open positions: Information Support Manager and Volunteering and Communications Administrator.

For the Information Support Manager role they are seeking a skilled Manager with experience of delivering and developing a customer-facing service. The Volunteering and Communications Administrator will mainly provide administration for the recruitment and support of volunteers, but will also have the opportunity through the communications side of the role to help Age UK Somerset to reach the older people who need their support the most.

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

Closing date (Information Support Manager): 19th April 2022.


Age UK County Durham seek Programme Manager

Age UK County Durham are looking to hire a new Programme Manager to lead the organisation’s programme delivery, growth, and overall development. The successful candidate will be an individual who is passionate about the organisation’s cause and is committed to the work of Age UK County Durham.

Find out more on the Age UK County Durham website.

Closing date: Friday 29 April


Several Vacancies at Age UK Wigan Borough

Age UK Wigan Borough are seeking a Team Leader for their Information and Advice service, ensuring that a timely, responsive and accessible service is provided to all clients. A good knowledge of welfare benefits eligibility and calculations for older people is essential.

They are also looking to hire a Manager to lead the Support at Home Team to deliver outstanding services to older people, identify new business opportunities, develop internal systems, generate income and help to ensure the future viability of the service.

Age UK Wigan Borough are also seeking a Bright Days Team Leader; Publicity and Fundraising Manager; and Home Helpers.

Find out full details of all roles on the Age UK Wigan Borough website.


Two open roles at Age UK Enfield

Age UK Enfield are recruiting for two roles – Men in Sheds Co-ordinator and Home Care Support Workers.

The Men in Sheds Co-ordinator will oversee the day-to-day operational and administrative elements of the project, working with volunteers, supporting and encouraging clients and signposting to other services where appropriate.

The Home Care Support Workers visit people in their homes to assist with a whole range of tasks, from personal care and assisting with medication, to occupational and therapeutic activities.

Find out full details of both roles on the Age UK Enfield 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.

May Finance Network Meeting – ‘Forecasting in a time of even greater uncertainty’

After a brief break, the Finance Network Meetings return on Wednesday 25th May with the topic ‘Forecasting in a time of even greater uncertainty’. Find out how to book your place below.

Following a break in April in recognition of financial year-end work and Easter, we can now announce that the next Finance Network Meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th May from 11:00 to 12:30. Stuart Walker, Volunteer Consultant at Cranfield Trust, will present on the topic ‘Forecasting in a time of even greater uncertainty’, an update on his earlier presentation. Following this, Steve Chu, CEO of Age UK Sheffield, will give us an update on CASEwork Services. Find out full details of the event below, including how to book your place.

Many of you will remember Stuart Walker’s presentation to us in February 2021, when he spoke about ‘Forecasting in a time of uncertainty’, (we were still in the grip of the pandemic and lockdowns), making the point that when times are uncertain, it is even more important to forecast and just because it’s difficult, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it.

Forecasting in a time of even greater uncertainty

Stuart is a volunteer consultant with the Cranfield Trust, and we are delighted that he’s agreed to help us once again by updating his previous presentation in light of the current challenging financial environment. Stuart’s updated presentation ‘Forecasting in a time of even greater uncertainty’ will concentrate on the following challenges which we now face:

  • the aftershock of the pandemic.
  • the impact of inflationary pressures on charity reserves and funds held and existing service delivery contracts,
  • National Minimum Wage increases and wages / salaries in general and the associated recruitment and retention issues
  • the increasing cost of living which will impact on all organisations through increased overheads (utility bills, etc)
  • the likelihood that clients will have less disposable income to pay for and engage with services, coupled with the challenge of needing to increase prices to cover increasing costs
  • Potentially lower levels of donations and the impact on fundraising activities.
  • Some reluctance of clients to return to services and services having to be delivered in different ways.

Against this backdrop, careful, prudent business planning and forecasting, including the proper calculation of full cost recovery for every service and activity, will be essential. We know that Stuart will not disappoint in his take on how we should prepare for the next 18 to 24 months.

CASEwork Services

Following this presentation, Steve Chu, CEO of Age UK Sheffield, will give us an update on CASEwork Services CIC Ltd. This organisation is jointly owned by 5 Age UK Brand Partners – Doncaster, North Yorkshire and Darlington, Sheffield, Wakefield District and York. It was established in September 2021 and is providing finance services to all five Brand Partners using the TES finance system used by other Brand Partners.

This will be an opportunity for Steve to share learning where Partners have looked to collaborate / work in partnership together and thus work more efficiently and effectively – an ideal opportunity to learn more about this company and how it might be helpful for your organisation too.

To book your place:

To register your attendance, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please simply send an email to John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk  with your name and role title, the name of the Brand Partner you are representing and the email address to which the follow-up material should be sent. We would be grateful if you could confirm in your email whether you will be attending on the day or just requesting access to the meeting recording and supporting slides – thank you.

The session is open to all relevant management, staff and trustees in Local Age UKs and Cymru Partners. So please share this information with colleagues in your organisation who you feel would be interested in attending.