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 & Young People's Residential Practitioners, Part-Time

£27,400 to £29,000 pa + benefits (pro-rata, based on a 36-hr working week)


Can you make a BIG difference to young people in care?

We are keen to employ THREE part-time Practitioners – TWO working daytime shifts (8am to 8.30pm) and ONE Practitioner working night shifts. (8pm to 8.30am). 

The setting is an all-female Children's Home for 13-to-17-year-olds.

Ideal candidates will join a strong team of Practitioners who put love and kindness into everything they do.

We are passionate about learning and development and committed to providing an outstanding experience for all staff.

Part-time Practitioners work two 12-hr shifts pw. One shift Monday to Friday plus either a Saturday or a Sunday shift. You will also need to be available for meetings, training, and group thinking space – these take place on Fridays from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The total number of working hours is 27 hrs pw.

Please read the FAQ paper for more info and/or call the telephone number below.

Do you have?

  • Some experience of working with children and/or young people - e.g. mentoring, coaching, teaching.
  • Key qualities that enable good relationships – e.g. warmth, kindness, humour.
  • Strong values and a commitment to inclusion.
  • An ability to understand, recognise and respond appropriately to risk.
  • Ambition matched with a desire for professional development.

You will collaborate on plans to support their health, education, social, and day-to-day needs including the promotion of sports, culture and arts activities and interests. This is an important and significant role in helping children, who have experienced adversity in early life, thrive and fulfil their potential.

Please note that only women are eligible to apply for the Residential Practitioner position at our all-female unit, under Section 7(2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.  


Apply by: As soon as possible

Interviews: Throughout June and early July

Start Date: From late July/early August


Click for full job description please read Children & Young People's Residential Practitioner.

Please read the FAQ paper about the role.

Please fill out an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form

Please email your completed application form with CV to








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