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Age UK Lewisham and Southwark enjoys an open and participative working environment.

We work to our core values of being supportive, professional and enterprising. These are reflected in the way we work with each other, our service users and through our business relationships. Teamwork, collective responsibility and delegated authority are central to this process. A key element of all roles is to develop and maintain the organisation's working ethos.

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark strives to provide a supportive working environment for all staff and volunteers, in order that they can develop personally and professionally and acquire new skills. The contribution made by staff and volunteers in achieving the organisation's goals is recognised by all.

Please do check this page regularly as new jobs will be posted as they become available.

Current vacancies

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark offer high profile services supporting people 50+ in the borough of Southwark and Lewisham. A large part of what makes the services a success is due to the work of our SAIL Coordinators, who support older people using a person centred approach to address issues with isolation, malnutrition, safety at home and helping people to access the services they need.  This role works closely with older people, support staff and local partners to ensure people are being supported holistically.

This is a busy, fast paced and rewarding role; giving you the opportunity to make a real difference.  You will be coordinating and managing the administration of our SAIL scheme and Handyperson service along with supporting other AUKLS services.  The role is office based within a busy day centre with opportunity to visit different locations.  You will be working closely with a team of friendly and knowledgeable colleagues in Independent Living Services.  There is opportunity to attend events and meetings to broaden your understanding of health and social care. 

If you are a good listener, a positive thinker, strong at multi tasking and passionate about supporting older people we want to hear from you.

 

Salary £22,600
Job type Full-time
Location Possible travel across the boroughs
Closing date 9am, Monday 19th August
Interview date Week commencing 26th August

 

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Are you passionate about ensuring older people have a voice which is heard and considered in the local area?

We are recruiting an Older People’s Involvement Coordinator to lead our Lay Inspection and Older People’s Reference Group projects. Both these projects are designed to involve local older people in the development and quality of assurance of services in Southwark.

Through the Lay Inspection project, you would be recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to carry out inspection of care homes across Southwark and create reports and recommendations for the improvement of services. We work closely with the care homes and Southwark Council and aim to provide a different perspective. We consider the care home holistically and assess the experience of residents, family and the care staff themselves

The Reference Group project is a new initiative which will form a cohort of older people in Southwark able to provide informed opinions and reports to Southwark Council and other bodies on areas of potential development of change. You will be responsible for recruiting a diverse cohort of suitable older people, including those who are traditionally more difficult to reach. You would build their confidence and skills through delivering training, organising workshops and supporting each older volunteer in a person centred way to contribute toward reference group reports.

 

Salary £25,000 (pro rata)
Job type Part-time
Location Southwark based, with travel across the borough
Closing date 9am, Monday 12th August
Interview date Wednesday 21st August

 

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Do you want to have a direct impact on local community services? Are you passionate about supporting isolated or vulnerable older people?

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark offer high profile Safe and Independent Living (SAIL) services supporting people 50+ in the borough of Southwark. A large part of what makes the services a success is due to the work of our SAIL Navigators, who support older people one-to-one, using a person centred approach to address issues with isolation and help people to access the services they need. 

The SAIL Navigation and Projects Manager is responsible for line management and support of the Navigators, as well as maintaining and developing the service through monitoring, evaluation, promotion and building partnerships with other community and statutory services. This post is also responsible for special projects run alongside SAIL to keep older people living safely and independently, such as our Weathering Well campaigns.  

This is a busy, fast paced and rewarding role; giving you the opportunity to make a real difference.  The role is primarily office based within a busy day centre, although travel across the borough is expected as part of liaising with community and statutory partners.  You will be working closely with a team of friendly and knowledgeable colleagues in Independent Living Services.

If you are a good listener, a positive thinker, strong at multi tasking and passionate about supporting older people we want to hear from you.

 

Salary £30,906
Job type Full-time
Location Southwark based, possible travel across both boroughs
Closing date 9am, Tuesday 27th August
Interview date Thursday 5th September

 

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Chief Executive

We now seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer who can build on the success and further strengthen the charity. The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Senior leadership experience in public or not for profit setting with a diverse staff group
  • Proven track record of managing change and building organisational resilience
  • Successful experience in income generation and fundraising as well as managing budgets
  • Experience of working in partnership with multiple voluntary / statutory organisations
  • Ability to lead local voluntary sector consortia to deliver quality services, addressing any issues that may arise regarding performance and delivery
  • Excellent understanding of key challenges facing the local voluntary sector and the value of diversity.

We are seeking an individual with a commitment to the vision and values of the organisation, including recognising older people as individuals with diverse talents and needs; fairness and equality as service provider, employer and partner; open to partnerships and collaboration with individuals and organisations.

You can find more details, including how to apply on Charityjob.

 

 

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.



Please send your completed forms to hr@ageuklands.org.uk by the date indicated.

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark is an accredited London Living Wage employer

The London Living Wage is set by the Greater London Assembly, and its calculation takes into account the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Minimum Income Standard research in which members of the public identify what is needed for a minimum standard of living. This is then combined with an analysis of the actual cost of living including essentials like rent, council tax, childcare and transport to produce the London Living Wage figure.

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark is firmly committed to the principles of the Living Wage and is delighted to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation. You can find out more about the scheme on their website.