Our Mission Statement

to enrich the lives of older people and others in need through the range of services we offer

Our Vision

To make a positive difference, adding value to people’s lives by offering services to promote wellbeing and independence.

Our Values

Everyone Counts – Caring – Promote Wellbeing – Work in partnership – Innovative

How We Make A Difference

Meet The Team

Age Concern Birmingham is only able to provide the comprehensive range of services it offers in the community thanks to the dedication and skill of our staff.

From our volunteers to senior managers we are all dedicated to ensuring we improve the quality of life for older people across Birmingham. Below are some of our team that is responsible for the delivery of Age Concern Birmingham’s services.

Becky Bews

Chief Executive

I joined Age Concern Birmingham in March 2014 as Director of Operations and Development, having previously worked with Birmingham Mind for 15 years. Since joining the organisation I have lead on the development of existing and new services in both Age Concern Birmingham and Jubilee Citizens UK.

Sheila Sharman

Head of Finance

I joined Age Concern Birmingham in October 2001 as Finance Manager and have since progressed to Head of Finance. I’ve held this position since November 2009.

June Richards

Finance Manager

I joined the charity in June 2012, I am part qualified accountant. My experience is varied gained mostly in Charities and Education, roles I have held range from Finance Manager, Project Accountant, Operations Manager.

Andy Foxall

Quality & Facilities Manager

I have worked for Age Concern Birmingham for six years and am proud to be a part of the Head Office staff who support our teams who provide such varied and useful services to people in the community which helps them retain their independence and enriches the quality of their lives.

Gemma O’Neill

Community Facilities Supervisor

I have been employed by ACB for just over 2 years, but have been in my current position of Community Facilities Supervisor at Hawkesley Community Centre for 7 years. Since working for ACB I have grown as an individual and feel more empowered to try new ideas. My qualifications include Playwork and Accounting.

Kate Gomez

Sutton Coldfield Neighbourhood Network Scheme Manager

I manage the Sutton Coldfield Neighbourhood Network Scheme, which is part of a new city wide initiative to support Birmingham citizens aged 50+ to lead independent, happy and healthy lives in their own homes and communities. As well as twelve years’ experience of working in the Third Sector, I am actively involved in a variety of groups and activities in my own community, and am a great believer in the power of people being connected to the place where they live and to each other”.

Sue Fulford

Day Care Services Manager

I started with Age Concern Birmingham as a senior day care assistant 10 years ago, I have worked my way up through the service to Day Services Manager which I have held for the past 7 years. I have seen many changes which has greatly benefited the organisation and appreciate the opportunity to support dedicated staff and volunteers with the running of wellbeing day centres, in turn this gives me pride and satisfaction knowing I’ve made a difference.

Claire Beattie

Moorfield and Befriending Co-ordinator

I have worked for Age Concern Birmingham since sept last year. It is my first job in over 10 years, where I have spent that time raising my 2 children. My previous position was Principal Officer for NCC and I have over 25 years’ experience of managing services in the health and social care sector.

Peter Millington

Manager, Birmingham Carers Hub

I previously trained as a general nurse and later qualified as a Community and Youth worker. My career has been spent working for disability organisations in Birmingham. I started working at ACB in September 2018 and I love being part of the team.

John Mason

Communitea Café Manager

Has a vast range of experience within business across a number of sectors. I joined Age Concern Birmingham in 2017 looking for a new challenge, My role is a rewarding one, it’s about making a difference to people’s lives.

Karen Barber

Operations Manager

I have vast experience working within the voluntary sector facilitating and managing a wide and varied range of projects. I joined Age Concern Birmingham in October 2018 as Operations Manager.

Dawn McCarthy

Commercial & Administration Operations Manager

I joined the charity in 2015 and manage a number of services including the Communitea Café, charity shop, trusted tradesperson, Community Handyperson service and the commercial products. I always wanted to work for a charity as I thought it would be hard work but very rewarding, I was right, but the sense of satisfaction you get from helping people makes all the hard work worth it. I feel very lucky to have such a varied role and am very proud to work for Age Concern Birmingham.

Current Job and Volunteering Opportunities

Posted On: 28th October 2019 | Applications Close: November 22, 2019
Age Concern Birmingham
Shard End
Part Time
Posted On: 25th October 2019 | Applications Close: November 8, 2019
Age Concern Birmingham
Hall Green
Part Time