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Age UK County Durham is a great place to work. Could you bring your skills to our team? See our latest vacancies below.

Working for Age UK County Durham

Age UK County Durham is a local independent charity. 

Our staff and volunteers help over 5000 local older people every year, offering activities, events, befriending and information.

It's a great place to work if you really want to make a difference in people's lives.

If you are aged 16 to 24 and on Universal Credit and are interested in working in retail, marketing or gardening, please contact us on 0191 374 6563.

Older Persons Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Worker (21.02)

Salary NJC Point 16 £23,369 plus up to 5% pension contribution to Organisation’s Pension Scheme. Full time (37 hours per week). Fixed Term until December 2021 (extension subject to continued funding). Job share is available for this post.

We currently have exciting opportunities for a compassionate and committed individual to join us as an Older Persons Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Worker.

You must be passionate about helping to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of older people living with low mood, anxieties and low confidences.

You will be providing confidential support to older people across County Durham, experiencing poor mental health due to Covid-19

We would expect a minimum experience of:

  • Experience of working with older people
  • Knowledge and practical experience of delivering mental health advocacy to older people
  • Understanding of the impact of poor mental health upon the wellbeing of older people

If you want to work in an environment that makes a real difference to older people’s lives then this could be the job for you. 

The post will be based at our Head Office at Belmont Business Park, Durham but you may also be required to travel to other sites and within the community and therefore a clean driving licence or daily access to transport is essential.

The post will be subject to a DBS check.

Closing date for completed applications for this post is Monday 1 February 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held on Monday 8 February 2021

For an application pack (CVs will not be accepted) please contact us via email: or write to Julie Nicholls, Age UK County Durham, 1st Floor Houghton House, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW quoting the reference number 21.02

As an IIP and Equal Opportunities employer we are committed to developing our employees and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Registered charity No 1122008


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