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Working for Age UK Manchester

Age UK Manchester is an independent charity, supporting older people across Manchester. With over 100 members of staff, we help thousands of local older people every year; providing information and advice, activities, events, and home support.

It's a great place to work if you really want to make a difference in people's lives. If you are looking for an exciting new job opportunity, working for a forward thinking charity and have the attributes to meet the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required, we'd love to hear from you.

Employee benefits include 25 days of annual leave for full-time employees (pro rata for part-time roles) plus Bank Holidays and enrolment in the Reward Me Now shop discount scheme, giving employees discounts at several well-known high high street shops. 

We reserve the right to close any of the following adverts should a high quantity of applicants be received.

Current Vacancies

Hospital Discharge Support Worker

We’ve been commissioned to provide a Hospital Discharge Service, supporting hospital discharge throughout the winter months. The Service will provide discharged patients with a time-limited package of practical and social support. It will not provide personal or registered care. It will operate seven days a week, including Bank Holidays, initially until 31 May 2022.

We are seeking applications from people who are motivated self-starters, with great organisation skills, who understand the issues affecting older people and are willing to use these to ensure good outcomes for clients after a stay in hospital. A commitment to supporting the physical and mental health of clients as well as the ability to encourage them to regain/maintain independence are a must. Experience of managing or delivering services for older people is preferred.

As this service will operate seven days a week, successful applicants will be required to work on a rota that includes weekends and Bank Holidays. The hours are 10:00am-6:00pm and enhancements will be paid for working Bank Holidays.

Applications from licensed drivers with access to a vehicle will be a plus as will those who are able to start immediately.

For a full description of the role, please download the below Job Description.

To apply for the role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the role’s criteria. CVs and covering letters can be submitted by email to terri.torevell@ageukmanchester.org.uk or by post to:

Terri Torevell
Age UK Manchester
1st Floor, 20 St. Ann’s Square
M2 7HG

Applications will be considered as received and interviews scheduled for those who meet the criteria.

Hospital Discharge Support Worker (2021).pdf

Home Carers

We have been awarded a new contract and we have a new and exciting offer for Home Care Support Workers!

Home Carers are required for our busy home care scheme across Manchester, caring for older people in their own home. Tasks ranging from personal care, medication prompt and befriending to domestic and meal preparation – all to ensure the person is safe and cared for in their own home. We are looking for staff to join our team who have a caring disposition and a professional, flexible outlook.

Full-time and part-time work is available in all areas of Manchester. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who can cover areas of South Manchester, in particularl Didsbury and Withington.

Previous care experience, either paid or unpaid, preferable but not essential as full training and support will be given.

Car drivers preferred but not essential.

The role offers:

  • £9.90 per hour and enhanced rates for weekends
  • Flexible hours
  • Double pay for care provided on Bank Holidays
  • Colleague referral scheme - £200 if you refer a friend and they work for us for 3 months
  • Staff rewards scheme available - big discounts on store and online purchases!

There are also fantastic opportunities for career progression through our services for older people and to train for extended roles with enhanced rates of pay.

To apply, contact the Home Care Team you'd be interested in working from.

Care Assistant (Residential Care)

Contract: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £8.91 (double pay on bank holidays)

We require a full time Care Assistant to provide a high standard of care and support to older people who live at our small friendly residential care home in West Didsbury.

Experience and a recognised qualification in care is preferred but training can be given to the right candidate. Must be hardworking and committed to providing support to older people. You will be a team player offering reliability to this very important role.

All applicants must have received both doses of the COVID 19 vaccine.

Minimum of 32 hours per week worked on a rota system over 7 days.

For an initial chat about the role and how to apply, contact Jenny Wickstead on 0161 434 1480. 

Night Care Assistant (Residential Care)

Salary: £8:91 basic per hour, with double-time paid for bank holidays and from 7:00 p.m. on Christmas and New Year's Eve 

We are recruiting for a Night Care Assistant at our Residential Care Home to join the committed, dedicated team in West Didsbury.

You would be working 3 to 4 nights a week on a 2 week rolling basis.

Ideally you will have experience of providing care and support to older people in a residential or community setting, with the ability to maintain a safe, clean and comfortable environment for older people who are resident at Holmfield. Full training will be provided so those with less experience but a wilingness to learn and a commitment to the values of Age UK Manchester should still apply.

Due to the nature of the business an Enhanced DBS check will be required and the successful applicant will need to be double vaccinated.

To apply for the role, please email or ring the Home Manager on jenny.Wickstead@ageukmanchester.org.uk org 0161 434 1480.