Age UK

United Kingdom

About Age UK

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

We help more than 7m people every year, providing companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.

Why we’re here

  • 2.9 million older people (65+) in Great Britain feel they have no one to turn to for help and support
  • 3.9 million older people in the UK agree the television is their main form of company
  • Nearly 1.2 million aged 65+ in England have unmet care needs
  • Over one third of people aged 60+ are worried about the cost of living
  • In low and middle income countries only 1 in 4 older people receive a pension

Our vision

Age UK's vision is to make the UK a great place to grow older.

We want everyone in later life to:

  • Have enough money
  • Enjoy life and feel well
  • Receive high-quality health and care
  • Be comfortable, safe and secure at home
  • Feel valued and able to participate

Our exciting initiatives

There are exciting projects happening in lots of departments right now. The Switched Off campaign and petition to save free TV for older people has over 600,000 signatures and generated lots of public awareness.

We are right in the middle of our Knit Off, which is part of this year’s Big Knit with Innocent Smoothies. We have a competition amongst staff teams for the best knitted hat, most hats, most strawberry hats and more, so hundreds of employees are knitting small hats in their spare time. It is actually really good fun!

Perks
Here are just a few:

  • Flexible working policies to help you maintain your work-life balance
  • Competitive salaries
  • 5 weeks holiday per year plus the option to buy 5 more days
  • 9% employer pension contributions
  • Healthcare cashback plan: money back for dental treatment, opticians and much more

Watch this short video to find out more about our employee benefits.

Quirks

  • We hold running clubs for our London and Devon office staff and a champion softball team in London
  • Many of us enjoy quiz nights
  • We run inclusive working groups such as our Staff Carers Group, which is a support group for staff who are also carers.
  • Our offices are adorned with hundreds of tiny knitted woolly hats

Why work for us?

  • We have a welcoming and supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done and a team making a real difference to older people's lives
  • We are a top 10 charity employer according to research by Indeed into employee satisfaction
  • We are accredited by the Investors in People scheme
  • We are members of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion, and in the top 40 inclusive employers in the UK

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