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Flexible working at Age UK

At Age UK, we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Our flexible working policies aim to support you in this. 

If you’re applying to join us, please feel free to talk to us about flexible working options during the recruitment process so we can help identify some of the ways Age UK might be able to support you.

Some of the ways we support flexible working

  • We encourage candidates and our current colleagues to talk to us about flexible working options. This could include changing their hours or thinking more creatively.
  • We support a number of job shares, helping colleagues who need more flexibility to do roles that would ordinarily be full time
  • We provide paid carers leave to people who tell us about their caring commitments outside of work.
  • We have supported a significant number of colleagues in taking sabbaticals from Age UK, keeping their jobs open and waiting for them upon their return.
  • We provide help for colleagues where other forms of leave are required, such as emergencies at home and parental leave.

What our colleagues say

"After becoming a parent, I needed to balance being present for my daughter with continuing a job I love"

"Age UK has been fantastic in allowing me to change to a flexible working pattern. I now work 30 hours over 4 days, meaning I can enjoy a full day with my daughter every week and a very fulfilling career."

– Anna, Content & Brand

“I was excited to return to a job I'm passionate about following maternity leave but was worried about how I would juggle family life with being a full-time working mum"

"I needn't have worried – Age UK have a great understanding of the pressures on working parents and have allowed me to work my full time hours over four days. This allows me to continue to feel fulfilled in my role whilst also having a day at home with my little girl. It really is the best of both worlds.”

– Emily, The Silver Line Helpline

"When deciding on a new career, the ability to spend time with my son was really important"

“I was made redundant after almost 20 years, and went through a separation at around the same time. When deciding on a new career, the ability to spend time with my son was really important. I compress my hours so I can have a day off to collect my son from school one day a week, and work from home the following day which allows me to have him overnight and take him to school.”

– Rajiv, Quality and Transformation

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Last updated: Aug 09 2023

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