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Employment Opportunities:

Link-Up Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

Open Age is seeking a full-time Link-Up Outreach & Engagement Coordinator who is passionate about reducing and preventing social isolation in older people. In this role you will identify people aged 50+ through outreach and established referral pathways, engaging them through 1 to 1 support into Open Age activities. You will need experience of independently delivering a project and meeting project targets.

About Open Age

Open Age was established in 1993 and we’re now celebrating over 25 years of championing an active life for older people. Each week we run over 380 different activities for older people from our own three centres and over 60 other 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, please refer to the full job description and person specification. To apply for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter, outlining your suitability for this role (no longer than two pages), to mail@openage.org.uk. Please also submit a completed copy of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

The closing date for applications is Thursday 28th February 2019

Interviews will be held on either 7th or 8th March 2019

Salary: £26,984 per anum

Hours: Full time (35 hours)

Location: Based at St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing, working in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. 

 

Office Manager

Open Age is seeking an Office Manager to ensure an efficient, supportive office environment for staff and volunteers and the smooth running of our operations.

About Open Age:

Open Age was established in 1993 and we’re now celebrating over 25 years of championing an active life for older people. Each week we run over 380 different activities from our three dedicated centres and over 60 other 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.

About the role:

Open Age’s main office is a busy, vibrant place, staffed by a mixture of employees and volunteers. It provides crucial support for our various centres and projects across West London. The Office Manager will be a responsible for overseeing this support, as well as helping us to streamline our processes. We are looking for someone who is organised and personable, with an eye for detail. You will have experience managing an office environment and be committed to maintaining positive working conditions. You will be comfortable working as part of a small team and supervising Open Age volunteers.

Applying for this role

For a more detailed description of this role, please refer to the full job description and person specification. To apply for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter, outlining your suitability for this role (no longer than two pages), to mail@openage.org.uk. Please also submit a completed copy of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

The closing date for applications is Thursday 28th February 2019

Interviews will be held on either 7th or 8th March 2019

Salary: £30-32,000 per anum

Hours: Full time (35 hours)

Location: Based at St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing, working in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. 

 

Trustee Opportunities:

Chair and Treasurer

Unremunerated, but reasonable expenses will be paid.

Open Age is a highly regarded, award-winning charity that is redefining what services for older people look like.

Established in 1993, we’re now celebrating over 25 years of championing an active life for older people. We currently operate in several London boroughs but have ambitions to grow. With an organisational budget of c£1.6 million and 40 staff, each week we run over 350 different activities for older people from our own three centres and over 60 other community venues. Be it boxing or ballet, baking or blogging, French or fine art - Open Age’s array of activities improves the physical and mental wellbeing of our members and in doing so address the issues of loneliness and isolation among older people. 

Open Age champions the importance of an active, fulfilling and fun social life for the over 50s. Our range of low cost weekly activities allow our over 5000 members to sustain and improve their mental and physical agility, maintain an active lifestyle, develop stimulating interests and make new friends. We are also committed to supporting older carers through our Time for Me programme, and support people over 50 who wish to retrain or re-enter the work force via our New Futures 50 Plus Employment Programme.

Open Age is a member-driven organisation that is leading the way in new ways of working with the NHS and local authorities to help address the pressures that an ageing population bring. We work in partnership with Clinical Commissioning Groups, public health and adult social care to reduce demand in the system through delivering preventative services. We also develop partnerships with adult community learning and organisations in the arts such as the Tate Modern and The National Theatres. We punch well above our weight.

Our new Chief Executive joined us last year, and we are now looking for a new Chair and Treasurer to join us as we begin to develop our new five-year strategy, look to strengthen our financial sustainability and diversify income streams, strengthen our infrastructure, and look to our future growth. We also want to ensure we are effectively evaluating our impact and continuing to place members at the heart of all we do.

Our new Chair will have a track record of leading an organisation through growth and change and be an experienced chair of a board or a committee.  With a collaborative and enabling leadership style, you will have the ability to draw out and optimise the contributions of a diverse board, provide wise counsel and constructive challenge to a Chief Executive, and connect with our members.  We are open to background, but experience of the charity sector, or of a sector related to our work or funding opportunities (e.g. older people, public health, health or life insurance etc) would be of interest.

Our new Treasurer will ensure there is strategic oversight of Open Age’s financial affairs and its longer-term financial viability, and act as a critical friend to the Head of Finance and Operations. You will have strategic senior management experience as a finance professional, and your strategic finance skills will enable you to support the board in their understanding of the strategic financial picture of Open Age.

Whether you are interested in the role of Chair or Treasurer, you will bring a passion for, and commitment to, Open Age’s work.

For more information about the roles please visit our recruitment microsite.

If you would like an informal conversation about the roles you can contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners, Emma Harvey on 07702 678653 or emma@peridotpartners.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 18th February 2019

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Pont Street Social Volunteer 

Volunteer Opportunities at Open Age QPHR New Avenues

Volunteer Host 

Volunteer Bakers

Sunday Lunch Group Volunteer

Second Half Centre Reception Assistant Volunteer

Life Cafe Assistant Volunteer

Monday Forum Discussion Group Volunteer

New Horizons IT Volunteer

New Horizons Front Desk Volunteer

Volunteer Application Form

Newsflash

Leaving a Gift in Your Will

Open Age is raising awareness of leaving a gift to charity in your will. Legacies are an important way to support Open Age, as they help us to plan so that we can be there in the future for older people who need us. As well as providing for your family, friends and other loved ones in your will, please do consider the possibility of leaving a gift to Open Age.

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For further information, please download a brochure here or contact Open Age on 020 8962 4141, or email mail@openage.org.uk.

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New Reed Centre!

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Octavia to deliver activities for older people at The Reed, a vibrant new community hub. For more information click here