The Age and Employment Network is an independent organisation trying to remove age barriers in employment. It offers information on all aspects of ageism in the workplace, can give advice, and points older people looking for work or training in the right direction.
Skilled People was set up by four companies with the aim of matching employers, particularly small businesses, with older, experienced jobseekers. Among the opportunities on offer this week: delivery couriers, dating consultants and fundraisers for Cats Protection.
If you are aiming to increase your leisure time in your fifties, Timewise Jobs specialises in part-time and job share opportunities, mainly in accountancy, IT and administration. Interesting vacancies on offer are director of human resources, bloggers’ network editor and administrative assistant for the International Tennis Federation.
Forties People describes itself as “the recruitment agency with a mature outlook and an innovate approach”. It focuses on experienced office staff with some computer knowledge in London and the South-East. Latest jobs include a property and facilities coordinator, desktop support manager and contract cleaning manager.
Thinking of going it alone? The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprises (PRIME), as well as being an excellent acronym, is a great source of advice and support for people setting up businesses, with e-learning guides, face-to-face networking events and workshops and courses around the country.