Vacancy: Age Friendly Communities Network Manager

Age Friendly Communities Network Manager

Do you have a passion for sharing great ideas and creating collaboration?

Then you could be the person we’re looking for to help create more communities where everyone can enjoy a good later life.

We are the Centre for Ageing Better, an independent charitable foundation. We believe that more people living longer represents a huge opportunity for society, and we want everyone to enjoy a good later life.

The Role

As well as exploring what works on specific topics, Ageing Better is committed to working across sectors and boundaries to address the reality of people’s lives. One way we will do this is through partnerships with the UK Network of Age-Friendly Communities – places around the country that share our commitment to creating places where everyone can age well.

The Network Manager will support members of the network to access, develop, share, and apply learning and evidence of what works in practice, so that they can build more age friendly places and communities. As well as finding out what has worked elsewhere, you will help members raise the profile of their own age friendly work, and build local commitment and engagement.

You will bring learning in from Ageing Better to help members improve their work, and get the learning out from individual places to other members and more widely. You will also facilitate the sharing of lessons and experience across the network and with other interested organisations and places. You’ll spot the most promising practices, and work with members and Ageing Better to help support, develop and evaluate these.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have outstanding communication and stakeholder management skills. You’ll have demonstrated your ability to build effective relationships with a wide range of people through success in running a network, community of practice or similar learning group. Network members primarily come from local government, and it will be important that you understand this world and how change happens in this context. You will need excellent writing skills to help people tell their stories and share lessons, and the administrative ability to get the network functioning as effectively as possible.

The ideal candidate will be interested in Ageing Better’s agenda and motivated by being in at the start of our work in this area. The role will involve significant travel, and for the right candidate we are open to basing the post outside London but within England.

Salary – c£35,000 per annum (FTE)

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The closing date for this role is Monday 7th November at 09:00 with first interviews to be held on Friday 18th November.