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For over 70 years, Age UK Medway has worked hard to support older people in its local communities, striving to ensure every individual has the opportunity to Achieve Life’s Fullness. 

We call this our ALF Principle, but what would that mean to you, if you chose to work for Age UK Medway?

  • All the training and support you need to help you deliver the exceptional level of care and consideration our clients expect from the nationally respected Age UK brand.
  • Belonging to a charity whose culture intrinsically values those who demonstrate the ALF Principle in their everyday work.
  • The opportunity to benefit from a rewarding staff incentive scheme, linked to customer and colleague-recognition of the ALF Principle in action.
  • Being part of a team which prides itself on working together to make a real difference to the everyday lives of Medway’s older people.
  • Work for an employer which encourages its staff to also achieve life’s fullness, through a supportive and flexible environment and culture that celebrates personal growth and achievement.
If you feel you have what it takes to become a part of the Age UK Medway team, and help older people Achieve Life’s Fullness each day, take a look at the opportunities below.

Current vacancies

Community Care Worker - Medway and Faversham

As a Community Care Worker you will be working as part of a strong team of carers who provide care and support to clients at their home. You will be assisting clients with everything from getting washed and dressed in the morning, to preparing a meal for lunch or tea, and assisting clients into bed of an evening.

Required:

        • Empathy and experience of working with older people
        • A valid UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle is preferable, but we will consider walking staff
        • Own a smart phone
        • An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or willing to work towards

Benefits:

        • Enhanced rates of pay for evenings and weekends
        • DBS, training and uniforms all paid for by Age UK Medway
        • Salary up to from 1st April: £10.50 per hour dependant on qualifications & experience 
        • Petrol paid 45p per mile
        • Paid time travelling between calls (at £9.50 per hour equivalent rate)
        • Full time/part time contracts
        • Pension scheme
        • Healthcare scheme with Simplyhealth
        • Further qualifications

As an organisation we maintain high quality standards, rated as good by CQC. Everyone within Homecare contributes to ensuring the clients experience is a positive one. This is also the reason that a lot of our carers have worked with us for 16 years or more.

Please call 01634 572616 and speak to our recruitment team for an application pack which must be completed for this position. Alternatively you can email  recruitment@ageukmedway.org.uk, or you can download an application pack below:

Click here for an application pack for Medway

Click here for an application pack for Faversham

Carers Relief Service Care Worker

We are seeking to appoint a Care Worker to add to our dedicated Carers Relief Service (CRS) team, who would support clients with Learning Disabilities by providing client-led activities within the community – which could include trips to the cinema, bowling, shopping, walks, gyms, snooker, Day Centre clubs and sit-in services.

In this role, you would be working as part of the team that delivers care and support to the clients using our support services, part of which would also include transporting our clients to and from their homes in order for them to engage in the activities of their choice.

Job Type: Flexible, part time

Location: Kent area

Starting salary from 1st April: £9.86 per hour

Required:

  • Good communication skills.
  • To hold a full driving licence.
  • Commitment to Equality & Diversity.
  • Some knowledge of issues relating to people with Learning Disabilities and their needs, or possess a willingness to learn.
  • Have experience of working with people with Learning Disabilities and related medical conditions.
  • Must be prepared to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • To have a flexible approach, with a willingness to provide cover for colleagues at short notice.
  • Possess a creative flair and an interest, towards contributing to the planning of and provision of stimulating activities for Clients.
  • Be able to work as part of a team but also able to use own initiative.
  • Demonstrable ability to act on own initiative according to individual Client’s needs and requirements.

Benefits:

  • Further qualifications.
  • Petrol paid at 45p per mile.
  • Wellbeing scheme – Simplyhealth.
  • Paid time travelling between calls (at £9.50 per hour equivalent rate).
  • DBS, training and PPE provided and paid for by Age UK Medway.

To download an application pack, click here

Alternatively you can call 01634 572616 or email recruitment@ageukmedway.org.uk and speak to our recruitment team.

Fundraising Officer

We are seeking to appoint to the role of Fundraising Officer, who will take responsibility for the charity’s ongoing fundraising programme, encompassing Corporate, Community, Event, and Bid Writing activity. This is a key role for the organisation in a developing function, and will involve working with the members of the Senior Management Teams, and Heads of Services, to identify and achieve fundraising targets which support the charity’s aims to help all older people Achieve Life’s Fullness.

You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a fundraising role, and be keen to take on the challenge of further establishing this growing and vital income stream for one of Medway’s largest charities.

Job Type: Permanent.

Location: The Admiral’s Offices, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ (Head Office).

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Starting salary: £26,000 - £28,000 per annum (subject to experience)

Candidates should have/be:

  • Demonstrable, relevant experience (min 2 years)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organisational skills.
  • To be able to work as part of a team, but also to use own initiative.
  • Experience in public speaking
  • A dynamic, self-motivated individual, with the ability to work to deadlines and manage competing priorities
  • Experience of developing and implementing a fundraising plan which meets strategic charitable aims
  • Experience in identifying and pursuing new sources of funding

Benefits:

  • Wellbeing scheme – Simplyhealth.
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible schedule / hybrid working by arrangement
  • On-site parking

Closing Date: Friday 27th May

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 6th June

Unfortunately, we will not accept CV’s for this vacancy. In order to apply for this role, you will need to complete an Application Form. To receive an application pack by post or email, please apply here with your name, email address or home address, or visit our website to download an application pack directly.

To download an application pack, click here

Please also note that we reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Carer/Driver Gillingham

We are seeking to appoint a carer with ability to drive a minibus (carer- driver) to add to our dedicated Day Centre Team, based in Gillingham.

You will be working as part of the paid and voluntary team to deliver care and support to customers using the Centre. Part of the role will also include fulfilling the role of Minibus Driver and/or acting as the passenger assistant/escort on the minibuses, by assisting clients to and from their homes.

Job Type: Permanent

Location:Medway

Hours:37.5 hours per week

- 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

Starting salary: £9.86 per hour

The right applicant will have:

- Good communication skills.

- Commitment to Equality & Diversity.

- Demonstrable knowledge of issues relating to people with Dementia and their needs.

- To hold a full driving licence (with D1 entitlement is beneficial but not essential).

- Hold an NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care, or be willing to work towards the qualification.

- Have experience of working with older people and related medical conditions.

- Must be prepared to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

- To have a flexible approach, with a willingness to provide cover for colleagues at short notice.

- Possess a creative flair and an interest, towards contributing to the planning of and provision of stimulating activities for Service Users.

- Be able to work as part of a team but also able to use own initiative.

- Demonstrable ability to act on own initiative according to individual client’s needs and requirements.

Benefits:

- Pension scheme

- Further qualifications

- Wellbeing scheme – Simplyhealth

- DBS, training and uniforms all paid for by Age UK Medway

Closing Date: Wednesday 1st June 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing 13th June 2022

To download an application pack, click here

 

Get in Touch

If you'd like to talk to us about any of our roles before applying, please don't hesitate to call us on 01634 572616 or email recruitment@ageukmedway.org.uk

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