What is it like to work at...Age UK Salford?

Third Sector Promotion Age UK Salford

Dave Haynes, chief executive at Age UK Salford, offers his insider insight into what it's like to work for the charity and the exciting roles it's recruiting for.

Salford Malnutrition Taskforce with Barbara Keeley MP
Salford Malnutrition Taskforce with Barbara Keeley MP

Tell me about Age UK Salford and what makes it a unique place to work

Age UK Salford is an independent local charity, established over 40 years ago. We are passionate about what we do. We are a creative forward thinking charity with a strong and diverse team of staff and volunteers who want to make a difference to the lives of older people. We welcome people who can bring new ideas, enthusiasm and passion for their work.

What exciting projects are you working on?

We are pleased to be extending our work raising awareness about the risks and signs of malnutrition and dehydration amongst individuals, carers and stakeholders who have routine contact with older people aged over 65. This Public Health Excellence Award winning project is now being replicated in Stockport, Oldham, Bolton, Bury and Rochdale.

What roles are you currently recruiting for?

We are seeking an experienced programme manager to lead the Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration pilot programme, and also five project workers to work with local leads in Public Health and stakeholders to deliver the project in Stockport, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and Bolton.

What kind of people are you looking for?

We are looking for people who are passionate about making a difference and who will be excited about the challenge of working in a new and innovative way. The project will be an exemplar of partnership working in each of the local areas. The programme manager role will require developed project management skills in particular, and the project workers will need to have excellent influencing skills.

What challenges are the successful candidates likely to face in these roles?

This is a new and innovative project, we already have local steering groups ready to start developing activity and the successful candidates will have to hit the ground running and tailor their approach to the particular needs of each locality.

Why would someone want to work at Age UK Salford?

We are a dynamic, forward thinking and innovative organisation. There is great job satisfaction and reward from making a difference to the lives of older people.

What opportunities for career development does the charity offer?

We consider developing our employees a key priority and we always look in house when opportunities for growth present themselves.

In collaboration with other third sector organisations, our employees can attend various courses to continue to provide them with ongoing professional development.

Sum up what it’s like to work at Age UK Salford

An exciting and interesting place to work with no day being the same.

Find out more and apply for the following current vacancies at Age UK Salford:

Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration Programme Manager

Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration Project Worker

(These job vacancies have now expired)

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