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Working for Age UK Northamptonshire

Age UK Northamptonshire is a local independent charity with around 270 employees, most of whom work part-time.  Every year we support over 15,000 older people and their families and help them make more of life.  If you would like to work for a charity that reduces loneliness and supports older people throughout the county, we'd love to hear from you.

If there are no current vacancies listed below, please see other ways you can get involved.

Join our expanding team

  • Age Well Co-ordinator Kettering

    Do you like to make a difference?  Are you able to work in a task centred way, primarily with older people who are at risk of hospitalisation or becoming dependent on statutory and/or institutional care?  This vital role provides the support that enables people to regain their confidence and have more control over their lives.

    Do you have the ability to connect with people and work alongside them to access non-medical services in their local community?  We are looking for friendly, professional people to take referrals from GP surgeries and Kettering General Hospital. If you enjoy seeing problems through to their solution, this is the role for you.

    £11.20 per hour 

  • Age Well Coordinator East Northants and Wellingborough

    Do you like to make a difference?  Are you able to work in a task centred way, primarily with older people who are at risk of hospitalisation or becoming dependent on statutory and/or institutional care?  This vital role provides the support that enables people to regain their confidence and have more control over their lives.

    Do you have the ability to connect with people and work alongside them to access non-medical services in their local community?  We are looking for friendly, professional people to take referrals from GP surgeries and Kettering General Hospital. If you enjoy seeing problems through to their solution, this is the role for you.

    £11.20 per hour 

  • Social Prescribing Link Worker

    Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to non-medical link workers who give time and focus on "what matters to me".  They take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.  Link workers support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable, and work collaboratively with all local partners.

    We are looking for someone with experience of working directly in community development, adult health and social care, learning support or public health to join our expanding Social Prescribing team. As a Social Prescribing Link Worker you will take referrals from PCNs across East Northants.

    £12.60 per hour 

Find a job where you can make a difference

  • Handyperson

    We need to recruit someone who can carry out practical tasks in the homes of older people that will help them live safely and independently. If you have proven handyperson skills and can competently fit key safes, grabrails and stair rails, can remedy trip hazards and install personal alarm equipment, we'd love to hear from you.

    This is a post for someone who likes to keep busy and be physically active. You must be able to move furniture and do decorating work as well as carry out outdoor jobs such as clearing low-level gutters. This post comes with a lot of job satisfaction as you will be carrying out tasks that make life easier and more enjoyable for older people. You will cover Northampton and areas in the south of the county.

    £8.91 per hour 

  • Domestic Care Worker

    We need to recruit several caring, reliable people to help older people living in Northamptonshire look after their homes and stay independent.  If you enjoy housework and keeping busy this is a rewarding job where you know you are making a difference.

    Especially in Brackley - Corby - Daventry - Kingsthorpe

    You will be providing a vital service that suits our clients and enables them to make the most of life. Having a reliable, caring person to help with domestic cleaning makes a huge difference to older people who may have a health condition that restricts what they can do.  Not all our clients are in poor health or disabled but they all benefit from the reassurance of knowing that they can rely on Age UK Northamptonshire.  PPE will be supplied for this role.

    £9.45 per hour 

  • Toenail Cutting Service Worker

    We are recruiting caring, reliable people to provide a toenail service to older clients in their homes. Ideally you should have experience of working with older people and must be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of the service. Our Toenail Cutters develop and maintain positive, professional relationships with their clients and earn their trust. You must be able to maintain confidential information and have a professional, caring approach at all times.

    We are particularly looking for people in the Corby and Kettering area.

    This is a highly rewarding post where you can have a dramatic effect on people's wellbeing, helping them look after their feet and protect their health. This post will suit someone who prefers to work flexible hours and to be out and about in the community, not stuck behind a desk.

    £9.12 per hour 

We're looking for friendly, professional people

  • Day Care Assistant

    Come and be the friendly face who provides support and company to some of the most isolated and vulnerable older people in our community.  We are recruiting a Care Assistant to work flexibly within allocated shifts to support the clients using our Day Centres and the new Day Care At Home Service.

    By providing support and companionship to older people at our day centres and in their homes you will work to enhance their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.  As well as providing care in a day care setting you will also carry out shopping and other domestic tasks, spending time with your clients, helping to make them feel less lonely and isolated.   You will also encourage them to join in gentle physical activity and mentally stimulating games that they will enjoy.  You will work with the senior manager to develop individual support plans tailored to meet the needs of our clients.  If you are good with older people and practically minded, this is the job for you.

    £9.12 per hour 

  • Gardener

    Do you enjoy trimming hedges, cutting lawns and looking after shrubs?  Would you like to work outdoors and prefer flexible working hours?  We need enthusiastic, active people to help older people in Northamptonshire look after their gardens.

    You can take the worry out of keeping the garden tidy and also help keep older safer because paths are clear and branches are cut back. Having regular support also enables older people to enjoy their own garden. You may be asked to plant up pots and sow seeds if that is what they want.

    Come and work for a local independent charity and enjoy making a positive difference in your community.

    £8.91 per hour 

  • Minibus Driver

    We are recruiting caring, trustworthy people to drive our specially adapted minibuses to convey older people to and from their homes, so that they are able to enjoy attending our day centre. 

    You will look after older people visiting the day centre, supporting and liaising with other staff and volunteers to maintain high standards of care, at all times respecting the dignity of our clients and promoting their independence.  You will also be required to meet all legal requirements relating to the vehicle operation.

    If you like meeting people and helping them get more out of life, you would find this a rewarding part-time job.

    £9.12 per hour 

Come and make a positive difference

  • House Clearance & Support

    We need to recruit someone with an understanding of the retail charity sector to be responsible for driving the Age UK Northamptonshire delivery van, to carry out house clearances and collect and make deliveries to our shops and other sites.  This is a part-time role where you will be working throughout Northamptonshire.

    If you are punctual, reliable and have a level of fitness to suit the manual handling demands of the role, this is the job for you.

    £9.40 per hour 

  • Services Manager

    We are looking for a self-motivated team player with senior management experience to lead and manage a range of teams, programmes and services throughout the county.  You will foster good relations with partners and stakeholders, developing new initiatives for the benefit of older and vulnerable people living in Northamptonshire. 

    Come and use your experience and your strategic skills to ensure that our services provide a high standard of care and support for older people.  If you have excellent interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to represent the organisation and give talks and presentations to a range of audiences, we'd love to hear from you.

    This is a full-time role for someone who can inspire trust and confidence in their staff, motivating others to reach their potential.  If you can demonstrate emotional resilience and you work well under pressure, this is a post with a high degree of job satisfaction, where you will be making a positive difference to thousands of older people every year. 

    £31,457.40 pa 

  • Deputy Shop Manager

    Our seven shops in Northamptonshire play a vital role in raising funds that support our work throughout the county. Every penny helps to improve later life for people in Northamptonshire. We need to recruit a reliable, trustworthy person with retail experience to suport the manager in our busy shop in St Giles Street in Northampton and to ensure that sales and profits are maximised.

    Bring your passion for providing good customer service and enjoy working with our small, friendly team, knowing that you are helping to make a difference to older people in our community.

    £9.40 per hour