Age at Work Exchange: Unlocking opportunities

By 2030 half of all adults in the UK will be over 50. This means that understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing workforce will be vital for businesses to thrive. 

  • Date:

    13 Mar 2024

  • Time:

    9:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Location:

    Belfast Harbour Commissioners, Harbour Office, Corporation Square, Belfast, BT1 3AL

Since 2019, through the Age at Work programme in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Business in the Community and partner organisations Age NI, Scotland and Cyrmu have been helping businesses to look beyond age and see the opportunity that lies within supporting people over 50 to remain in or return to work. 

The programme partners have also been working to support unemployed people over 50 who are farthest away from the labour market and facing barriers to returning to work through our digital skills workshops and work experience programmes. 

About this event

You are invited to join us at Belfast Harbour Commissioners, 9:00 am -11:30 am on 13 March 2024 for an event all about age inclusion!  

We’re bringing HR, D&I, DEI and Operations professionals together for a morning event and roundtable discussion with the aim of making new connections and to discuss the challenges and opportunities brought by an ageing workforce.  

You’ll hear from our keynote speaker, Clare Kemsley, Managing Director of UK & Ireland for Marketing at Hays, who will delve into more detail on the findings and trends from the recently released ‘What Workers Want 2023: Older Workers’ report.  

We’ll inspire you through best practice case studies, learnings and impacts from the Age at Work programme across the three nations; you’ll leave having made new connections; and we’ll provide you with helpful support and guidance on what your organisation can do to make sure this essential demographic of workers is supported to remain in and return to work.  

As a project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, this event is open to both members and non-members of Business in the Community, and is free to attend. 

Click ‘Book Now’ to register for this event. 

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About our Keynote | Clare Kemsley, Managing Director of UK & Ireland for Marketing at Hays 

Clare Kemsley is a Managing Director at Hays UK&I, specialising in Marketing. She has over 30 years professional recruitment experience, with specific expertise in the marketing profession. She leads a team who recruit in both the public and private sectors, from start-ups to SMEs and enterprise customers. 

Clare is a passionate advocate of building long term relationships by working closely with individual candidates – to support them to thrive throughout their careers – and organisations – to enhance their businesses in the long run.  

Clare is equipped with various insights from her many years’ experience, regularly stays up to date with the latest marketing trends and encourages lifelong learning. She enjoys sharing her industry knowledge by chairing roundtable events, delivering presentations at universities, and creating interactive learning sessions for a wide variety of marketing professionals. She also works in partnership with professional bodies such as CIM and emerging bodies of influence including The Mindful Collective.