Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale is looking to recruit for a Discharge Support Officer to work within the Integrated Discharge Service (IDS) at the University Hospital of Wales and Llandough Hospital.

About Us:

We are Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale, an independent registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

Our vision is to live in a society where older people are respected and enabled to meet their aspirations.

Our Core Purpose is to provide support services for those members of our community over 50 years of age.

The culture of our organisation is reflected in our six Core Values, explained in our animated video. We put people at the centre of what we do, understanding their needs, creating a relationship of trust based on communicating effectively and delivering on our promises in a professional  way.

Our Objective is to help, support and enable older people to maintain their independence and improve the quality of their lives and we Aim to do this by:

  • Recruiting staff and volunteers
  • Being proactive in seeking partnerships to improve the care and support for older people.

Job Role:

Assisting older people over the age of 60, who are in hospital, and their families and carers with discharge planning so an understanding of hospital discharge procedures and protocols along with experience of working in a multi-agency setting is essential.

The post holder will need to work flexibly as part of a large integrated team of health and social care professionals in a busy environment.

Job Description available for download here

Person Specification available for download here

Potential New Opportunities – Age Connects is looking to work in partnership with colleagues in the UHB over the winter months.  If you’re interested in the above post or a temporary post until April 2020, and wish to discuss it further, please phone Sharon Adams on 02920 683690.

Additional Information:

*Part-time hours may be considered

The post will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure check

Interviews dates:  Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th September 2019

To Apply:

To apply please visit our website at

Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Application closing date: 12 midday Thursday 19 September 2019