Centre for Ageing Better

Age-friendly Programme Manager

The Centre for Ageing Better is pioneering ways to make ageing better a reality for everyone, including challenging ageism and building an Age-friendly Movement, creating Age-friendly Employment and Age-friendly Homes.

  • 18 months contract (option to review)
  • Salary £43,764.00 per annum
  • Full time (37.5 hours/5 days per week)
  • Flexible working options will be supported
  • London based with Hybrid working (6 days a month for full time)

We will consider applications for Full or Part time working (4 days minimum) to be discussed at interview. We offer a pension scheme with employer contribution up to 10%, in addition you’ll receive 28 days holiday plus bank holidays, 24-hour access to a comprehensive employee assistance programme, cycle purchase and season ticket loan scheme and other benefits. 

The Centre for Ageing Better is an independent charitable foundation, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. We believe that more people living longer represents a huge opportunity for society and we want everyone to enjoy a good later life.

However, changes are needed to ensure people in later life are in good health, financially secure, are socially connected, and have a sense of meaning and purpose. Our new strategy sets out an ambition to do more on all these fronts.

We are striving to create an organisation that reflects our society and the communities we serve. A workplace where everyone feels empowered and where diversity of background and thought is celebrated.

We know there is more work to be done and are committed to continuing to improve our practice around Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. We very much welcome applications from minority groups and those under-represented in our workforce. This especially includes people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, and Disabled people.

We are a Positive Action employer, therefore in recruitment where two candidates are ‘as qualified as’ each other, we will favour a candidate from any group identified as currently underrepresented in our team based on protected characteristics as outlined in the Equality Act 2010.

We have an ambition to create an Age-friendly Movement across the country. We want to increase the understanding of the issues and opportunities related to our ageing population, and to support action in a range of sectors and industries, and in places from villages to city regions. This role will be pivotal in helping us to inspire, encourage, and enable individuals and organisations in those sectors and places to change how they think, feel and act about ageing.

Taking a lead role in projects including the scoping, coordination and delivery of guidance and tools, to achieve our goal. This work builds on our track record working in and with localities, including partnerships with Greater Manchester, Leeds and Lincolnshire, and our work with the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities.

The successful candidate will be an experienced project/programme manager, passionate about what we’re trying to achieve, and able to collaborate with colleagues and external stakeholders across a range of projects while staying focused on our goals. You’ll be highly organised with excellent communication and influencing skills, written and verbal, and able to build effective relationships at all levels.

This role would suit someone with knowledge of local authorities and how they work. However, a skillset and understanding of how evidence and learning leads to change is essential.

You will also be passionate about equity and tackling the inequalities that prevent people from having a great later life. To apply please submit a completed Application Form in Word format (no CVs) and Equality and Diversity Form to recruitment@ageing-better.org.uk

Please address in your supporting statement how you meet the person specification for the role as fully as possible to demonstrate why you should be shortlisted for interview for this post. Failure to do so will result in your application being automatically rejected.

The closing date for this role is 9.00a.m on Monday 27th March, with in-person interviews to take place in London w/c 3 April.