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Join us and make a difference!

Age UK Wigan Borough is a local independent charity. We help over 4,000 local older people every year, offering activities, events, practical support and information/advice. It's a great place to work if you really want to make a difference in people's lives.

'I love working for Age UK Wigan Borough - it's a sociable job and the managers are some of the most approachable I've ever come across.' (Quote from Annual Staff Survey Oct 2022)

Great Benefit Package

As well as having a very rewarding job, there are other benefits that we offer to our staff. For a summary of our benefits package click the link.

Current Vacancies with Age UK Wigan Borough 

1. Programme and Information Administrator (Information and Advice Team)

Location: Wigan  Salary: £23,088 per annum; 37 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Would you like to join our highly successful Information and Advice team, which supported people over 50 to claim over £2.8 million in benefits last year?

You will lead on a new programme and will have proven experience of working with database systems to provide reports.  You will be trained to deliver benefits checks and develop knowledge about advice work and for this need excellent communication skills, particularly over the phone.

Job Description and Person Specification

If you are interested in this role, please complete the application form below and return it by 9am on Monday 22nd July 2024.

Interview date: Monday 29th July 2024

 

2. Home Helpers

Location: Wigan Borough Salary: £11.50 per hour; Hours: 16-25hrs (Flexible hours to suit Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

About the role -

We are looking for someone who is caring, compassionate, reliable and has a genuine interest in the wellbeing of older people. You need to be self-motivated and committed, with a flexible attitude and good organisation skills.

This is a hugely rewarding role as a Home Helper in the Support at Home team assists older people in remaining active, independent, and linked into their local community.

As a Home Helper, you will provide regular visits to customers in their homes and be responsible for a wide range of household cleaning tasks, including laundry and ironing. Some customers may also request to have errands completed for example shopping picking up prescriptions, or a wellbeing visit. This is more than just a cleaning job.

The role requires a full driving license, vehicle business insurance, and an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that there are no personal care duties involved in this role.

The role provides flexible hours with the option of increasing working hours depending on the need in your location.

The service operates between 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, with no Bank Holiday, evening, or weekend working.

If you are interested in this role, please ring 01942 615885 and ask for Nicola, Vicky or Karen in the first instance for an informal discussion.

 

If there are no suitable vacancies, please take a look at the other ways you can get involved with us. 

 

Application Process

Age UK Wigan Borough cannot accept any responsibility for the failure to receive electronic applications.

For all vacancies, other than Home Helpers,  please ensure that you read, complete and return GAP 1 and 2 to recruitment@ageukwiganborough.org.uk

Alternatively, you can post your application to:

Central Services Manager - Age UK Wigan Borough
74-80 Hallgate

Wigan

WN1 1HP

Telephone: 01942 615880 

Personal CVs will not be accepted as applications under any circumstances.

Age UK Wigan Borough reserves the right to restrict applications to the first 50.

Sponsorship for work - we are not a care agency and are unable to support people who are seeking sponsorship for work in the UK.


General Application Pack (GAP)

GAP 1 - Application Form 

GAP 2 - Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form 

GAP 3 - Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

GAP 4 - Our Values Statement

N.B.  All documents are in Word.   If you are unable to access word documents, please contact us, giving your address, to arrange for copies to be sent in the post.

 

 

Other ways you can get involved

  • Volunteer with us

    We have lots of volunteering opportunities. All of our roles are extremely rewarding and a fantastic way to give back to your community.

  • Fundraise for us

    We have lots of fundraising ideas and events for people who want to help us make a difference. Contact us to request your fundraising pack.