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

·         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

Employment Links

A Selection of online recruitment websites:


General recruitment                                                                               



Part Time



Local Authority, Government and Public Services



Legal, Courts, Criminal Justice System




Education/ Teachers               


 Hospitality & Leisure                     


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Age Platforms

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.


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

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.

Health, disability and caring

100 Best Blogs for Disabled People and Carers

A list of 100 blogs compiled by Stairlifts Reviews.

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!

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

The Oldietheoldie logo

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

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!



Age Platform EuropeAGE Europe 250

The voice of older persons at EU level


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.)

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.

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.

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.



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.



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



Associate AEEN members

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

Employment Support

Job Adverts

Job Advert Analysis

Sample CVs

Skills based CV

Chronological CV

Sample job application cover letters

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Interview advice

Useful Sites


50+ works

INTERVIEWS: Do's and Don'ts

The right way to prepare and take part in an interview, click the image to view the PDF document:

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20 Common Interview Questions

Here we have a list of 20 questions, which are often asked in an interview. Click here to view the PDF document.

Getting a Job

How to write your C.V.

Interview techniques.

Key brief pointers to improve your chances:

  • Get your CV up-to-date: If you don't have formal academic qualifications think about the skills you have had to use and demonstrate in previous jobs, at home, or in social or sporting environments, for example, and highlight them. If you don't have qualifications or if you think you should get some new ones, you should actively think about (and pursue) bringing your skills up-to-date. Some training funded by local and central government is available free-of-charge. For more information on how to update your CV, follow this link.
  • Be prepared to be flexible: Employers who are willing to take on older workers may want them on a job share, part-time, fixed contract, project-specific or consultancy basis. These may lead on to 'permanent' status although not necessarily so. You may have to be prepared to accept a lower salary than the one you have been used to, at least initially.
  • Do your homework: Try to find out about the businesses/ organisations that you are applying to. Visit their website, ring and ask If they can send you a copy of their staff newsletter or company/ organisation brochure. Read them and try to understand more about the business or organisational environment they operate in. Understand the job and the person specification they are looking for.
  • If, and when you get to the interview look smart, be positive and keep it brief: Clarify the details of the job and the sort of person they are looking for. Focus on how your experience can help the business/ organisation achieve its goals but don't bang on endlessly about the way things were done within the previous organisations you worked for. Help them to see you as a potential member of staff who is willing to put themselves out and to get the job done.
  • Good Luck: Hopefully, you'll get the job, but if you don't then ask them politely why you didn't succeed. They can give you useful feedback that will help you at future interviews.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for your interviews – feel free to download them:




You may have previous experience of working for yourself or of being self-employed, or it may be entirely new to you. If you get it right, being self-employed can be exciting, rewarding and challenging. To make sure you get it right, it is essential you obtain proper advice before putting your own time and money into self-employment.

There is a lot of information, advice and practical support available, and most of it is free. From planning a business and raising finance, to making sure you have enough to live on while you get your business off the ground, this section gives you some ideas of where to turn.

There are a range of sources of advice that provide practical information and support for new and existing businesses. They will help you meet all the legal and financial requirements of being self-employed. 

Practical Advice on Starting a Business