Age UK Sutton (AUKS) is an independent, local charity with a turnover of just over £1.2m. The charity is a brand partner of Age UK, and as such benefits from membership of a network of similar small independent charities across the UK, whilst being able to maintain a focus on local issues in 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. The charity works extensively in partnership with a wide range of other local charities, community groups, and statutory bodies including the NHS and the Council.
We are a small charity with just over 30 staff, some part-time, and a cohort of over 50 further workers delivering variable hours in our ‘Help at Home’ support services. The charity also has over 100 volunteers. Age UK Sutton 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.
Age UK Sutton strives to provide a supportive working environment for all staff and volunteers in order that they can develop personally and professionally and acquire new skills. We are a flexible employer and pride ourselves on being a family and carer friendly workplace.
We are also a founding signatory of the #ShowTheSalary campaign so we have pledged to always show the salary when we advertise roles, to help close the pay gaps that exist in the sector and give all candidates a more equal chance of a fair wage. We also encourage and welcome applications from non-graduates. If there are any reasonable qualifications required for the role we will clearly state this and explain why.