5 great jobs for retired people

Recently retired but looking to keep active? Want to give back to your local community? Want to put your people skills to good use, but need a job that fits around your schedule?

Here are five jobs that could be perfect for you!

  1. Childcare

Many working families need help with after school childcare. People with experience bringing up their own children or grandchildren are a perfect fit for this. The role is rewarding and fits around your schedule, with most families looking for 3-5 afternoons per week. Koru Kids is hiring after school nannies in London now – apply here.

  1. Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your local community. Many roles are flexible, though of course you won’t get paid for your time. NCVO has lots of information to help you get started, plus you can look for volunteering opportunities on sites like and Charity Jobs.

  1. Pet sitting

If you like pets (especially dogs), then there are plenty of jobs available. Websites like and have plenty of jobs for dog walking, cat sitting and much more.

  1. Teaching

As the organisation NowTeach explains: “You have a lifetime of experience. Now Teach.” Their mission is to help career-changers who have already made a success of one profession retrain as teachers, and focus on maths, science and languages in London and Hastings, East Anglia and the West Midlands.

  1. Learning

As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Learn as if you were to live forever.” While it’s not quite a job, there are more opportunities now than ever before to continue learning, even in later life. The University of the Third Age (U3A) is dedicated to lifelong learning, with the focus on “learning for its own sake, with enjoyment being the prime motive, not qualifications or awards.”

Koru Kids is building the world’s best childcare service and is looking for retired people in London interested in becoming after school nannies. Find out more.

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