Jobs For Elderly People

Are you looking for jobs for elderly people? You’re in the right place. We’ll cover everything you need to know including the types of jobs that are available, and where to find them. Read on to find out more.

Jobs for elderly people are becoming less of a choice and more of a necessity. And with the number of people aged 80 and over set to more than double from 3 to 6 million in the next 40 years, more and more of us will be working in our later years.

But, what is the job market currently like for older workers? And are any jobs off-limits?

What Jobs Can Elderly People Do?

There can be no age limits on jobs. This would be age discrimination and illegal under The Equality Act (2010). If you think you have been discriminated against due to your age, make sure to report this to the appropriate channels and seek out the support you need.

Jobs and job advertisements should be aimed at people of all legal working ages and should not exclude elderly people, whether intentionally or accidentally. Ageism isn’t always obvious, it can be done in small, implicit ways to make you feel excluded or “edged out” of your job. We must all be able to recognise ageism so that when we see it, we can call it out.

Best Jobs for Elderly People

The employment rate for elderly people was steadily on the rise before the pandemic. However, post-pandemic employment rates have stalled. This is worrying because the number of people aged 65 and over has increased by almost 50% since the 1980s, meaning the job market for elderly workers in the UK is quite tough.

In a situation like this, it helps to know the types of jobs that are on offer that might be better suited to someone in their late 60s or older.

Flexible Jobs

Flexible working is perhaps the most important factor when looking for jobs for elderly people. Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is key so you can continue to look after your own health. Since the pandemic, many employers have adapted the way they work, making their positions more flexible for their employees.

Remote Jobs

Working remotely has been popular for many years, but skyrocketed after the pandemic. With more and more companies embracing the fully remote workplace, working from home is a real option for elderly people. Remote jobs for older workers give you the freedom to work in an environment that suits you, without having to commute daily.

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The best jobs are the ones provided by companies and organisations that have their employees’ best interests at heart. These employers will make reasonable adjustments so you can fulfil your work tasks and assignments without unnecessary barriers.

Companies should be working towards an equal, diverse, and inclusive environment that allows people of all ages to work and thrive within that work.

Where to Find Jobs for Elderly People

Now that you have a better idea of what’s out there, the next step is to begin your search. Whether you’re a career changer looking for a new challenge or you’re trying to get back into the workforce, we’re here to help.

Check out our dedicated elderly workers’ job board for all the latest opportunities in your area.

You’ll only find job postings from diversity-positive employers, so you know you’ll be both supported and respected in your new role.

Are you an employer? You can become one of our diversity-positive employers on our directory of employers and post on our live inclusive job board.

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