Volunteering

Wise Age are the leading voluntary sector age and employment specialists in the UK , with (including our predecessor partners) an 18 year track record of helping over 50s back into employment and self employment, as well as researching, promoting and lobbying for the benefits of older working people, age diversity, the growing importance of the silver economy and combating ageism.

As a small London based agency we need support from interested volunteers in the following areas:

  • To act as researchers into information and innovative practice around issues of older working age people and employment and related issues.
  • To join our online social media activities, helping to search out and respond to current relevant media topics and to engage in discussions on twitter, facebook and other social media.
  • To help us in our editorial and media work by researching, writing and publishing relevant material around ageism, employment, the silver economy, examples of age diverse employers
  • To attend events and represent us at meetings , including giving feedback, especially outside of London
  • To act as local representatives outside of London and where necessary set up local branches.

Volunteers are given a contract and are trained and managed professionally plus receive expenses.


If you are interested please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Work for Wise Age

We have an IMMEDIATE NEED for an Experienced telephone market researcher and marketing professional on a short term contract to work 2 days / week for up to 4 weeks @£125 per day to complete an Impact Assessment in relation to our organisational members who benefited from our ROPES Age and Employment Expert training programme.

If you're interested please send your CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Wise Age is currently applying for new contracts especially in the field of employment and self employment support in London.

Wise Age is the leading voluntary sector age and employment specialists in the UK, with (including our predecessor partners) an 18 year track record of helping over 50s back into employment and self employment, as well as researching, promoting and lobbying for older working people, the benefits of age diversity, the growing importance of the silver economy and combating ageism.

We are also currently looking for:

  • Qualified IAG (level 4) practitioners
  • Client advisors with experience in working with older unemployed people
  • Job matchers who are able to use our online recruitment links and their own self generated contacts to help clients find suitable jobs
  • Employment engagement experts able to promote older workers, age diversity and our clients to employers.
  • People able to build partnerships and to apply for contracts and funding around issues of age and employment, including those who are interested in setting up local Wise Age projects or employment delivery contracts outside of London on a self employed basis

Consultants would be asked to join our consultancy pool, and once paid contracts are obtained by us paid between £100- £150 per day and would be given time limited contracts. It is envisaged that the work would be part time – between 1- 3 days per week. Work would be in London and most likely East, North or South East London.

For those wishing to work with us on developing and obtaining contracts outside of London we would enter into individual agreements and terms depending on the contracts/projects we obtain.

If you're interested please contact Peter Murphy on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opportunity to Inform Parliament about Intergenerational Fairness

The Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee, led by Frank Field MP, announced that it would hold an inquiry into intergenerational fairness earlier this year. We hope that you will consider submitting evidence to the inquiry, as some members have done already. The deadline for submission of written evidence is Friday 19 February 2015.

Stephen Burke, Director of United for All Ages, has kindly agreed to speak to members about the key issues raised in the paper it published last month, Fairness for All Ages, in order to kickstart a general discussion about the issues which the Select Committee inquiry should take into account and the conclusions we hope the Select Committee will reach. The paper features contributions from 20 national organisations and sets out 20 ideas for radical action to address intergenerational inequity. This will be our first meeting of the year and a good opportunity to exchange views with other members about intergenerational fairness. We hope as many members as possible will attend.

Our meeting will take place on Wednesday 9 March 2016 from 3.30-5pm in Committee Room 3 of the House of Lords.

Please let me know if you would like to join us so that a place can be reserved for you.

 

Invitation to London Mayoral Election Hustings on February 25th 2016

Age UK Logo CMYK1Please download the flyer for Age UK London’s Mayoral Election Hustings and we hope you will be able to pass this on to many older people giving them a chance to directly question the mayoral candidates. You can book your place by

·         Registering on the event website http://mayor2016manifesto.eventbrite.co.uk

·         Or emailing Danny Elliott on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Or calling Danny Elliott on 020 7820 6778

Please distribute the flyer as widely as possible.

The deadline to book your place is Thursday 18th February.

“Your Priorities” Consultation for older people – Reminder and Deadline

Age UK Logo CMYK1Age UK London is again consulting with older people in the capital through our annual ‘Your Priorities’ questionnaire. The results guide us in what we will campaign on next year. You can fill in the questionnaire online or by hard copy and Age UK London will pay for postage.  You can download a copy of the questionnaire and send it to us, by visiting our website here http://bit.ly/1QQoPYY

Employment Links

A Selection of online recruitment websites:

 

General recruitment

1st4jobsinlondon.co.uk

gov.uk/jobsearch

jobserve.com

fish4.co.uk/jobs/london/all

gumtree.com/c/jobs

peoplebank.co.uk

jobs.co.uk

jobserve.co.uk

totaljobs.com

careerbuilder.co.uk/jobs/london

indeed.co.uk/jobs-in-London

ukworksearch.co.uk

reed.co.uk

jobability.com

jobsite.co.uk

jobpilot.co.uk

jobs.theguardian.com

ukjobsnet.com/jobs-in-london

tiptopjob.com

jobs1.co.uk

manpower.co.uk

brookstreet.co.uk

cv-library.co.uk

adecco.co.uk

totaljobs.com

findemployment.com

jobs.ac.uk

officerecruit.com

michaelpage.co.uk

 

Part Time

womenlikeus.org.uk/part-time-jobs

industryrecruit.co.uk/Part-time

 

Local Authority, Government and Public Services

jobsgopublic.com

lgjobs.com

corporate.postoffice.co.uk/careers

jobs.nhs.uk

camden.recruitmentplatform.com/Q5UFK026203F3VBQB79LOV4JX/UK/index.html

enforcementjobs.co.uk

bluelinejobs.co.uk

 

Legal, Courts, Criminal Justice System

bluelinecareers.com

justice.gov.uk/jobs

 

Charity

charityjob.co.uk

charitypeople.co.uk

jobs.thirdsector.co.uk/jobs

 

Education/ Teachers

teachingpersonnel.com

eteach.com

or-education.com

tesjobs.co.uk

engage-education.com

 

Hospitality & Leisure

resortwork.co.uk

traveljobsearch.com

obs.travelweekly.co.uk/jobs

caterer.com

leisurejobs.net

maydayrecruitment.hcareers.co.uk

leisurejobs.com

 

Child Care

childcarejobs.co.uk

resortwork.co.uk

nurseryworldjobs.co.uk

 

Administration

secsinthecity.co.uk

brookstreet.co.uk

londonofficejobs.co.uk

officeangels.co.uk

secretaryjobs.net

officerecruit.com

Finance

topfinancialjobs.co.uk

gaapweb.com

cityjobs.com

insideoutsourcing.co.uk

cameronkennedy.com

markssattin.co.uk

brewermorris.com

charlessummers.com

 

Construction

tedrecruitment.com

careersinconstruction.com

justengineers.net

constructioncrossing.com

justconstruction.net/jobs/construction/london

 

ITC

cwjobs.co.uk

computing.co.uk/jobs

vnunet.com

cameronkennedy.com

 

Retail

inretail.co.uk

retailmoves.com

retailcareers.co.uk

retail.co.uk

bethe1.com/en

 

Sport

sportsrecruitment.com

uksport.gov.uk/jobs

sportengland.org/careers/other-jobs-in-sport

 

Age Platforms

publications.age-platform.eu

Useful Links

Age and employment

TAEN logoThe Age and Employment Network (TAEN)

TAEN - The Age and Employment Network works to promote an effective labour market that serves the needs of people in mid and later life, employers and the economy.

http://www.taen.org.uk/


Age PositiveAGE POSITIVE1

DWP’s Age Positive initiative brings together research and information from employers on effectively managing an ageing workforce of all generations.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/age-positive


Employers Network for Equalities & Inclusion (ENEI)enei logo 1

ENEI is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.

http://www.enei.org.uk/


Health, disability and caring

100 Best Blogs for Disabled People and Carers

A list of 100 blogs compiled by Stairlifts Reviews.

http://www.stairliftsreviews.co.uk/100-best-disability-blogs/


Good Access Guide (GAG)GAG layered

The online guide to life, leisure and mobility. The UK's leading directory of services for disabled people, seniors, and anyone whose life is made easier by better access to goods, services and amenities. That's pretty much all of us!

http://www.goodaccessguide.co.uk/


Equality and diversity

Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF)EDF logo

Network of national organisations committed to progress on age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and broader equality issues.

http://www.edf.org.uk/

 

Older peoples' support, organisations and publications

Age Action Allianceaaa

The Age Action Alliance is the network for partnership working and practical action to improve older people’s lives...together

http://ageactionalliance.org/


Age UKage uk logo

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.

http://www.ageuk.org.uk


National Pensioners ConventionNPC

The NPC’s main objective is to promote the welfare and interests of all pensioners, as a way of securing dignity, respect and financial security in retirement.

http://npcuk.org/


Third Age Pressthird age press default

Third Age Press is an independent publishing company dedicated to providing books which recognise that the period of life after full-time, gainful employment and family responsibility can be a time of fulfillment and continuing development – a time of regeneration.

http://www.thirdagepress.co.uk/


The Oldietheoldie logo

A unique monthly magazine with a sense of humour providing an antidote to the media obsessed with celebrity and 'yoof'.

http://www.theoldie.co.uk/


The University of the Third Age (U3A)u3aofficiallogocolourweb

The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

http://www.u3a.org.uk/

 

International

Age Platform EuropeAGE Europe 250

The voice of older persons at EU level

http://www.age-platform.eu/


ATDAL 40+ATDAL Over40

Italian Association for the Protection of Senior Workers’ Rights

Troppo giovani per la pensione, troppe vecchi per lavorare. (Too young for retirement, too old to work.)

http://www.atdal.eu/


CEOMAceoma marca gg

The Spanish Confederation of Older People’s Organizations (CEOMA) represents the general interests of older people through 35 national organizations with more than 1 million members.

http://ceoma.org/


European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)eapn

The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) is the largest European network of national, regional and local networks, involving anti-poverty NGOs and grassroots groups as well as European Organisations, active in the fight against poverty and social exclusion.

http://www.eapn.eu/


HelpAge InternationalHelpAge Logo

A global network striving for the rights of disadvantaged older people to economic and physical security; healthcare and social services; and support in their caregiving role across the generations.

http://www.helpage.org/

 

London

Positive Ageing in London (PAiL)PAIL COLOUR LOGO 200

Positive Ageing in London brings together London-wide and local organisations from both the voluntary and statutory sectors to consider age issues in London and agree common solutions.

http://pailondon.org.uk/

 

 

Ropes Logo

Over fifty organisations from across London have completed our three day Resourcing Older People's Employment Support (ROPES) training and joined the London Age and Employment Experts Network. From NHS and local authorities to charities, voluntary organisations, housing associations and community groups, any non-profit group which supports older people in any of 19 boroughs is eligible.

There's more information about our ROPES training here: What is ROPES?

All of these organisations have joined us. Why not add yours to the list?

LinkAge Plus (Toynbee Hall)

London Training and Employment Network

MIND in Tower Hamlets & Newham

NELFT Talking Therapies services

Newham Carers' Network

Newham New Deal Partnership

Newlon Fusion

One Support - Lewisham Older Peoples Floating Support

One Support - Southwark Mental Health Floating Support Service

Only Connect

Opportunity Accesss

Peter Bedford Housing Association

Queensborough Terrace Neighbourhood Watch

Refugee Women's Association (RWA)

Richmond Fellowship

Skills Enterprise

Social Inclusion and Recovery Service

Somali Senior Citizens Club

South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

The Careers Academy

Twin Training International

Volunteer Centre Greenwich

Volunteer Centre Lewisham

Volunteering Matters

Widows and Orphans International

Workwise

 
 
 
 
 

Associate AEEN members

 
These organisations took part in a one-day session based on the ROPES training, held in June 2015