Why work with us?

At Independent Age, we believe that no older person should face financial hardship. That’s why, by 2027, our goal is to have improved the lives of one million older people. Our impact across policy campaigning, information and advice, grant-making and partnerships improves lives by increasing the financial wellbeing of older people in financial hardship, enabling greater choice and independence in wider areas of life. And we simply couldn’t do what we do without the amazing work of our supporters, volunteers and colleagues.


of employees feel they receive support and encouragement from their colleagues at work.


of employees feel they understand how their work contributes to the success of Independent Age.


of employees feel they are given enough autonomy to do their role.

Results taken from our 2023 Employee Survey.

  • The charity is serious about looking after its employees, which is really important to me.

    Manager, 9 years' service

  • The offer of working a 9-day fortnight is such a huge benefit. It allows me to have a better work-life balance and come into work feeling refreshed and focused.

    Senior Advisor, 10 months' service

  • I get to work alongside some of the friendliest and reliable people and I have been trusted and encouraged by my own manager since day one. The people really do make Independent Age what it is.

    Manager, 7 months' service

  • Working at Independent Age I feel valued as an employee and feel that my employer has genuinely put consideration into creating the best possible work environment. This includes big things like the 9-day fortnight, but also filters into the everyday culture.

    Officer, 9 months' service

Our values

Having been shaped by the people who work here, our values reflect the mission of Independent Age and the teams that exist within it. Whether in finance or fundraising, every team has these six key values in common, bringing us together and guiding our decisions.

Our employee forum representatives work in partnership with teams and departments to support engagement with our values in ways that work best for them. Our office thank-you boards are just one way colleagues are encouraged to highlight those people who demonstrate our values day to day and make amazing things happen.

Graphic showing our values - Purpose driven (the experience, needs and views of older people inform everything we do), compassionate (we listen, care and take action), expert (our work is evidence based and solution focused), collaborative (we work in partnership to maximise our impact), accountable (we work with integrity and transparency), inclusive (we value diversity and always treat everyone fairly with dignity and respect)