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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

Admin Assistant

Job Location: Based at St Ann’s Square, Manchester
Reporting to: Chief Executive 
Hours of Work: 21 hours a week. Hours to be worked normally between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm excluding lunch. Some out of hours work may be required. 
Salary: £19,105 (pro-rata); £11,463 actual

We are seeking an experienced administrator with a keen eye for detail to join our team at our Head Office. Supporting the Chief Executive and Senior Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining office files and systems, managing the personnel database, ordering office supplies and answering telephone calls in a friendly, professional manner. 

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of administration/reception experience, be able to manage a range of tasks simultaneously to a high standard and demonstrate honesty, integrity and an understanding of the issues affecting older people.

To apply for the role, send your CV and a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the role to terri.torevell@ageukmanchester.org.uk. A copy of the job description is found below. 

Interviews will be held as suitable candidates apply and the advert will close upon successful appointment. 

Admin Assistant July2022.pdf

Bistro Supervisor

Job Location: Brunswick Village, 50 Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PE 
Reporting to: Service Development Manager 
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week excluding lunch
Salary: £11.00 per hour, rising to £11.44 after successfully completing probationary period

We are looking for a talented, experienced chef to supervise our Bistro operations at Brunswick Village, an extra-care housing scheme for older people. Residents live independently at Brunswick Village and the cafe is an integral part of their community, encouraging residents to come out of their flats and socialise over a brew or something nice to eat.

The successful candidate will plan menus that are nutritious, appetising and that meet personal needs and choice in a cost-effective way. He or she will have knowledge of catering for a range of dietary preferences and requirements and be able to cater for special events and meetings. He or she will have responsibility for stock take, ordering, food hygiene, cleaning and all the other operations of a successful cafe. 

To apply for the role, send your CV and a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the role to michelle.mckinney@ageukmanchester.org.uk. A copy of the job description is found below.

Bistro Supervisor JD 2022.pdf

Home Care Coordinator

Job Title: Care Co-ordinator
Job Location: Brunswick Village
Reporting to: Home Care Manager
Responsible to: Care Services Manager
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week 
Pay: £ 19,179 - £19,946 (plus extra for on-call duties)

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to assist with the administration of a busy home care service covering Central Manchester neighbourhoods. The successful candidate will assist the Registered Manger to lead and grow the existing team whilst maintaining the service’s reputation of high-quality care for local older people. It will provide a vital support function to the delivery of the service.

Duties will include assisting with recruitment, maintaining staff rotas, handling client referrals and enquiries, maintaining files and paperwork to comply with Care Quality Commission (CQC) Standards and liaise with clients and their families as needed.

You will need strong interpersonal and communication skills, a focus on organisation, and the ability to multi-task. The successful candidate will be confident, organised and a driven self-starter. Experience working in a social care setting is preferred as is an understanding of CQC registered care services.

This role provides excellent career prospects for the right candidate. 

To apply for the role, send your CV along with a covering letter outlining your experience for the role to lisa.westwell@ageukmanchester.org.uk. Interviews will be held as suitable applications are received.

CareCo-Ordinator JD(2).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.