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The Queenager Careers: over 50 and looking for a job? This month's midlife-friendly vacancies
It's May and this month it's all about gigs in the charity sector with meaning and purpose
I love this slide which I used when talking about the power of midlife-women at ABTA - we have so much to offer employers - experience, smarts, multiple skill sets, social superpowers. But also we can show companies how to reach a demographic, midlife women, who are behind 90% of all household consumer spending decisions.
Last month we launched our first ever Noon Jobs Board with our partners at 55Redefined and thousands of you checked out employment possibilities with companies who are actively seeking over 50s to fill their vacancies.
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This month I feel the organisations we are show-casing on the Noon Jobs Board are particularly aligned to the Noon Community and Queenager sensibilities as the jobs are all being advertised by The Fundraising Partnership, an umbrella organisation for a host of charities who transform people’s lives.
Our exclusive NOON research The rise of the Queenager: the Secrets of Midlife Women, shows the importance of PURPOSE. Doing a job which is meaningful was highly important to 48% of the ABC1 women we polled. And FLEXIBILITY is 16x more important to us Queenagers than Status (though lots of organisations don’t seem to have got the memo on that yet.)
The importance of purpose to this cohort was beautifully summed up for me by a consultant in London who said: “For me, success is when you get to a point where you have that discretion, choosing to work on what you want to work on because you feel it’s aligned with your purpose.”
Interestingly this sense of wanting meaningful work, coupled with the idea of leaving a legacy through their job or organisation, was even more important to the nearly a third of Queenagers who do not have children. Yet this aspect of meaningful work for this cohort is only rarely discussed.
As we enter our third quarter, many of us want a change (or are forced into one). But there are very few sign posts for what that can look like. Our research shows that half of the women (48%) see themselves as “part of a pioneering generation of women, there have never been women like us before”. They are right. In the 2019 census women over 40 started earning more money than women under 40 for the FIRST TIME EVER. We are the first generation of women who have worked all the way through our lives and through motherhood (if we became mothers) and over half of us are the main breadwinners in our households. And with the Gender Pension Gap showing women have half the pension pots of men and the retirement age going up, we know we are not going to stop working anytime soon. But we want to earn money and do something that makes the world a better place!
So here are some jobs which also make the word a better place.
All the best
Featured employer: The Fundraising Partnership deals with matters of life & death and life after death for families and loved ones. The care provided is both incredible and invaluable. We are so proud to play our part in supporting the work of charities that provide hospice care to adults (like Sue Ryder, The Kirkwood, Hospice Lottery Partnership) hospice care to children (like Claire House, Derian House, Forget me Not, Children’s Hospice South West ) as well as national charities like Stroke Association and Children with Cancer UK.
The Fundraising Partnership say: We are committed to changing the face of face-to-face fundraising by recruiting experienced professionals who are shifting career, returning to work or un-retiring. We can offer a tremendously worthwhile job with flexibility and work-life balance to those that are genuinely open to considering doing something different.
Featured Jobs this month include:
1. Charity Fundraiser, The Fundraising Partnership
2. Recruitment Business Partners, Hargreaves Lansdown
3. Charity Fundraiser, The Fundraising Partnership
4. Funds Technical Manager, Hargreaves Lansdown
5. Marketing Communications Manager, Barclays
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