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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

Programme Officer

Job Location:       St Ann’s Square
Reporting to:        Advice Manager
Hours of Work:    35 hours per week normally Monday-Friday 9:00 am–5:00 p.m. excluding lunch. Some out of hours work may be
Contract:              2 years
Salary:                  £24,021
Disclosure:          Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure will be required.

Our Information and Advice team has an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent communications skills to deliver a new Scams Prevention and Awareness Programme. Each year, millions of people in the UK are scammed. With funding from the Lloyds Bank Foundation, we aim to prevent hundreds of local older people (aged 50+) becoming victims of scams and to support those who have already been scammed, so that they feel safer and less likely to be scammed again.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of working with older people and an up to date knowledge of scams. It will involve providing both one to one advice and holding events in the community. Understanding the needs of and issues affecting older people is essential.

The role is funded initially for a period of two years and will be based at our City Centre offices. The service will operate via telephone, email and face to face. Regular travel throughout the city will be required to community hubs and home visits. Travel expenses will be covered.

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.

Interviews to be held: Thursday 9th December 2021

Start date: Monday, 10th January 2022

How to Apply

Download the application pack below and send to Alyson Patchett by email (alyson.patchett@ageukmanchester.org.uk) by Monday, 6 December at 4:30pm.


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Scam Support Worker PS (2021).rtf

For further information please contact Alyson Patchett by email (alyson.patchett@ageukmanchester.org.uk).

Care Assistant

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. 

Home Carers

We have been awarded a new contract and as a result from September 2021 we have a new and exciting offer for Home Care Support Workers!

Support workers 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.

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:

  • £9.50 per hour and enhanced rates for weekends
  • 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, complete the below application form and send it to the Home Care Team you'd be interested in working from.

Application Form 

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 from 11th November 2021.

To apply for the role, please complete the below application form and email to jenny.Wickstead@ageukmanchester.org.uk. Or for more information, ring 0161 434 1480.

Application Form