Age UK Sutton (AUKS) is an independent, local charity with a turnover of around £1m, working across the London Borough of Sutton.
The charity delivers a mixture of ‘on demand’ services, commissioned services, social and community activities, and is increasingly involved in local influencing and strategy. Age UK Sutton is the lead partner for the older people’s strand of the Sutton Plan, the local plan to develop services and improve life for all residents in Sutton.
We are a small charity with 28 staff, and a cohort of over 50 further employees working variable hours in our support services. The charity also has over 150 volunteers. At the heart of our work is the involvement of users and customers who support the charity to shape and enhance existing and future services in the London Borough of Sutton. Age UK Sutton involves volunteers of all ages in service delivery, ‘back office’ support, user involvement and as Trustees.
AUKS enjoys an open and participative working environment. We work to our core values of being supportive, professional and person centred. These are reflected in the way we work with older people, with each other and with our partners. A key element of all roles is to develop and maintain the organisation’s working ethos and culture.
AUKS strives to provide a supportive and flexible working environment for all staff and volunteers in order that they can develop personally and professionally and acquire new skills, and balance work and life.