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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

Advice Worker

Location: Based at St Ann's Square, with outreach locations across the city of Manchester

Salary: £18,803, rising to £19,216 after successfully completing six month probationary period

Hours of work: 28 hours a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm

Our Information and Advice team requires a motivated individual with previous experience of advising on welfare benefits and excellent communication skills.The role of Advice Worker involves providing information and advice on a range of social welfare issues to older people, their carers and other professionals working with older people by telephone, email and face to face. Understanding the needs of and issues affecting older people is essential.

The role will be based at our City Centre offices. Currently, the service operates via telephone with the view to providing in our community hubs again as restrictions ease, so regular travel throughout the city will be required in time. Previously, the service also provided home visits. This remains under review and there will be an expectation to resume this option for vulnerable clients when safe to do so. Travel expenses will be covered.

The successful applicants must have previous experience of advising on welfare benefits, including the following matters:

  • Checking benefit entitlement
  • Helping with benefit claims
  • Challenging adverse benefit decisions
  • Accessing social care services
  • Identifying housing options
  • Dealing with debt or utility bills

Due to the nature of our work an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate is required the cost of £44 which will be refunded after satisfactorily completing three months employment.

Please complete an application form (found below) and return to alyson.patchett@ageukmanchester.org.uk by 12:00pm Friday, 21 May 2021. Interviews will be held on Thursday, 27 May 2021.

Advice Worker Job Description

Advice Worker Person Specification

Application Form

Retail Manager

Location: Based at St Ann’s Square, overseeing locations at Withington, Chorlton, Harpurhey and Gorton

Salary: £20,000 pa

Hours of work: Full-time (35 hours a week), Mon – Sat  (five days out of six) 9am – 5pm (excluding lunch).

We are looking for a motivated, energetic and dynamic individual to oversee the day to day running of our four Charity Shops across the city.

The ideal candidate will have

  • At least 2 years’ experience of working in a retail supervisory capacity
  • Have a clean, full driving licence
  • Have sufficient health and safety knowledge to ensure the retail business runs safely and efficiently
  • Experience of managing staff and volunteers
  • An ability to drive sales and optimise earning potential across the retail sites

Please complete an application form (found below) and return to terri.torevell@ageukmanchester.org.uk by 12:00pm Tuesday 18 May 2021. 

Retail Manager Job Description

Application Form

Home Care Coordinator

Location: Openshaw, M11 1WF

Salary: £18,766 plus extra for on-call duties

Hours of work: Full-time (35 hours a week), Mon- Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm (excluding lunch). Occasional weekend work and on call duties required which will be paid separately

Age UK Manchester are looking for a motivated and dynamic individual to assist with the start up and day to day running of a busy, established home care scheme for the North Manchester Area.

The ideal candidate will have

  • At least 2 years experience of working in a care setting
  • A formal care qualification – NVQ 2 or equivalent
  • Have a clean, full driving licence
  • Good IT skills (previous experience of using care related software preferable)

To apply, please complete the below application.

Application pack

CareCo-Ordinator JD(2) HCN.doc

PaidApplicationForm-Template.doc

Email michelle.mckinney@ageukmanchester.org.uk with your completed application or for more details.

Home Carers

Age UK Manchester recruits dedicated, committed Home Carers to work in all areas of Manchester. More about our Home Care Service can be found here.

Successful applicants will care for older people in their own homes as part of a care plan intended to help our clients achieve maximum independence.

Applicants should hold a formal qualification in care or demonstrate a willingness to undertake training to at least NVQ Level II in Care.

For further information about any of our roles in care, please contact our Home Care Centres:

Wythenshawe Team: 0161 637 8898

Openshaw Team: 0161 914 9623

Alternatively, email enquiries@ageukmanchester.org.uk, indicating which Team you are interested in joining.

Residential Care

Age UK Manchester recruits dedicated, committed Residential Care staff to work at our Residential Care Home in Didsbury. More about Holmfield Residential Care Home can be found here.

Successful applicants care for older people in our Holmfiled Residential Home, ensuring residents can continue their life with privacy and dignity, whist receiving the highest standard of care.

Applicants should hold a formal qualification in care or demonstrate a willingness to undertake training to at least NVQ Level II in Care.

For further information about any of our roles in care, please Contact us with details of your enqiuiry.