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Would you like an exciting opportunity to join Open Age an innovative London charity working with people 50+? 

Established in 1993 and now celebrating almost 30 years of championing an active life for older people. Each week we run a wide range of activities for older people from our own centres, community venues and now during restrictions online and by phone. From boxing to ballet, painting to photography - Open Age’s array of activities seeks to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of our members and, in doing so, aims to address the issue of loneliness and isolation among older people.

See below for current vacancies

Project Co-ordinator: Clinical Exercise Specialist (Maternity Cover)

We are seeking a Clinical Exercise Specialist to fill a 28 hour role at Open Age. The ideal candidate will be passionate about helping older people improve their health and wellbeing through exercise and in so doing aid them in maintaining their independence. In this role you will ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day operations of the bone health and lung health programmes. In addition to this you will deliver bone health and lung health exercise classes online from home and in person across Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea. The ability to travel across these areas is therefore essential. As there are multiple responsibilities in this role, you will need to have the ability to organise your own workload.

This is a maternity cover role and is initially being offered on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2023. It is hoped the role will be extended subject to funding being secured until August 2023.

About Open Age:

Open Age was established in 1993 and we’re now celebrating almost 30 years of championing an active life for older people. Each week we run over 300 different activities for older people from our three Open Age centres and over 40 community venues. From boxing to ballet, baking to blogging - Open Age’s array of activities improve the physical and mental wellbeing of our members and, in doing so, address the issue of loneliness and isolation among older people.

Applying for this role:

For a more detailed description of this role and to apply, please refer to the Chairty Jobs website here:

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 13 June 2022

Interviews will be held shortly thereafter. 

Salary: £26,500 - £28,000 pro rata depending on experience

Hours: 28hrs per week, until 31 March 2023 with hope to extend until August 2023

Location: An office base at St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, W10 6DZ with delivery across Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea and from home.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. 


Freelance Tutors for our ACL (Adult Community Learning) courses

We are looking for freelance tutors within ur Adult Community Learning (ACL) area which is funded by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC).   Courses generally run for two hours over 10 weeks per term (no class in half term), 3 terms per year.

We are looking for tutors for our September 2022 programme to deliver Creative Writing and Poetry classes.

Our tutors are freelance (we pay £26 per hour); are required to have a DBS check (costs covered by us); and possess independent liability insurance.

We would love to hear from you.  Having a teaching qualification is desirable.   Our groups are lively sociable learning groups in an organisation which is a fun, warm and vibrant place to work.

If interested please send your CV to Angela Sharkey, Head of Community Learning and Development, Second Half Centre, St. Charles Centre, Exmoor Street, London W10 6DZ.  Tel – 020 4516 9972/07570 429 519   or email –



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