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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.

Application Process

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

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

For all vacancies please ensure that you read, complete and return GAP 1 and 2 to


Alternatively, you can post your application to:

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



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.


Current Vacancies with Age UK Wigan Borough

1. Activities Officer (Bright Days)

To work with the Bright Days Team Leader to maintain a regular programme of health and wellbeing activities across Wigan Borough, encouraging people to look for ways to keep fit, healthy and active in later life.

Applicants for full or part time roles welcome.

£10.60 per hour

AO(BD) Job Description and Person Specification

Drivers with access to a car are essential to this role as you will be providing activities across Wigan Borough.

We will run this vacancy until a suitable candidate is found.  Interviews will be held with candidates who demonstrate that they are a close fit to the person specification, as application are received.


2. Home Helpers

We are seeking Home Helpers to support our shopping and cleaning service.

Hours are variable to suit - we work Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm and Fridays 9am to 4.30pm.  Our  Home Helpers work between 16 and 24 hours a week. There is no evening or weekend work.  This is a zero hour contract but staff develop a regular rota.  You will work in an area close to your home - we need people across Wigan Borough. 

£10.60 per hour

Drivers with access to a car are preferred as it takes a longer time to build us a suitable rota if other forms of transport are used.

HH Job Description and Person Specification

Interviews will be held with candidates who demonstrate that they are a close fit to the person specification, as applications are received.


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.