with us


We believe that it’s the quality of the people who work with us that sets us apart – their energy, commitment, skills and burning desire to make a difference to young people’s lives.

We value our staff, invest in them and promote improvement and we're small enough to give you a real chance to influence and achieve.


Professional development opportunity

At Young Futures we are committed to delivering the highest standard of care to our young people and we invest in our staff to ensure they are appropriately qualified.  To deliver on our commitment we support all our full-time staff to complete the Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Diploma.

This Ofsted recognised qualification is considered the gold standard for practitioners. To help you achieve this we offer a personal tutor, dedicated study time and a £1,000 study bonus.



Current career opportunities



We’re looking for kind, energetic, passionate and fun individuals who love a challenge, have some experience of working with young people and want to make a big difference

Children and Young People Practitioner, Community setting

The job 

We're looking for a Children and Young People Practitioner to work collaboratively as part of a team, along-side other Youth Support Workers, Therapists and Team Managers. The team is responsible for delivering accommodation, support and therapy to 30+ Care Leavers and young mothers in stand-alone flats in a community setting.

Through ‘lone working’ you will build warm, trusting, and boundaried relationships with young people, providing one-to-one support, advice and guidance and leading on the coordination of other support services.


Apply by: 5pm, 10 May 2022

Interviews: w/c 16 May 2022

Start date: late June

 Do you have...

  • Experience of working with young people – eg. mentor, coach, teaching assistant, youth/community work, mental health, volunteering
  • A commitment to making a difference to young people in care
  • Share our values and a similar commitment to inclusive working
  • An understanding of the impact of trauma and secondary trauma
  • An ability to understand, recognise and respond appropriately to risk

Care Leavers’ Curriculum Lead & Practice Educator


 The job

We're looking for someone to lead on the design and delivery of an engaging Care Leavers’ Curriculum, with the objective of improving the quality and consistency of the support provided to young people who are preparing to leave local authority care.

The Curriculum will be rolled out across Young Futures and based on the My Mind Star outcomes framework and journey of change that supports young people who are experiencing poor mental health.



Apply by: 5pm, 10 May 2022
Interviews: w/c 16 May 2022
Start date: late June



 Do you have...

  • Experience of leading a Key Stage and/or curriculum area in teaching or Children’s Social Care.
  • Knowledge and understanding of effective curriculum planning, assessment and record keeping.
  • Knowledge of the challenges and needs facing young people leaving care and how to meet them.
  • An understanding of what makes an outstanding support session.


How to apply

Please complete the relevant application form and our equal opportunities monitoring form here

Children and Young People Practitioner, Community setting - click here for job description and here for an application form

Care Leavers’ Curriculum Lead & Practice Educator - click here for job description and here for an application form

If you have any questions regarding these vacancies, that aren’t answered in either the attachments or our website,

then please do call Osman Jama on 07811 155838





Investor in People

Young Futures is an Investors in People accredited organisation. We value the importance of determining the right strategy, keeping everyone on board, enhancing our management practices and continuously evaluating what’s working or needs further improvement.

We deliver services in an increasingly competitive, rapidly changing sector with limited resources.

For us, the effective development of our collective talents and career prospects is the only way we can ensure sustained growth and competitive advantage.



Inclusion and Equality

We are committed to embedding inclusive practices, promoting equality and valuing diversity in all of our activities. We understand and acknowledge the positive benefits that this commitment will bring to the young people we support, our staff and our partner organisations.

We are striving to be an employer of choice for all and take measures to ensure that Young Futures is attracting recruits from the most skilled and committed people regardless of their background. Whilst we can already be proud of some examples of excellent practice, we are not complacent and recognise that we can always do better.

For 2020-21 we have set ourselves a number of challenging but achievable targets in our new Inclusion and Equality Action Plan.





Salary & Benefits 

We believe all staff should be paid well for work that delivers excellent services and changes the lives of young people in and leaving care.

As a result we offer:

  • Competitive Sector Salary (including options to flex working hours up or down) + Work Related Travel + Pension Contribution
  • Generous Annual Leave - 37 Days pro-rata, including Bank Holidays.
  • Wellbeing Budget (£25 per month for all staff to encourage self-care)
  • Monthly wellbeing time
  • Training and Support – online modules, group training and personal training budget
  • Line Management and Therapeutic 1:1 Supervision, and Therapeutic Group Supervision monthly
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme


Young Futures CIC 127 Lambeth Walk, London, SE11 6EE

Community Interest Company No: 5962550    

For placement enquires and referrals please call: 07811 155838 or 07940 352283

Yvonne House duty 24/7  Tel: 07896 102 842
Community out-of-hours on-call Monday to Friday 5pm to 9am,  weekends and bank holidays Tel: 07435 964 589