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 offer a working environment that values staff, promotes improvement and is small enough to give you a real chance to influence and achieve.


COVID-19 and Recruitment

Our Community and Residential Services are essential, so we are continuing to operate as safely as possible throughout the pandemic. We understand that some people may be returning to this field after a gap, or may want to begin working in this field and have transferrable skills from other areas of experience, and we welcome all applications. 

We are following government guidance and have a relevant Business Continuity and Operational Guide. Meeting candidates is essential, so we will be offering face-to face-interviews in our Head Office (SE11 6EE) that comply with social distancing and safety measures.



Current career opportunities



We’re looking for a energetic, passionate, hardworking and fun individuals who love a challenge, have relevant experience and want to make a big difference. 


Residential and Community Key-Workers

The job - Community Key worker

You will build warm, trusting and professional relationships with young people, providing one-to-one support, advice and guidance and leading on the coordination of other support services.

Working as part of a team delivering accommodation, support and therapy to 35+ care leavers and young mothers in stand-alone flats in the community.

The job - residential key worker

You will help and support young women, leaving the care of the local authority in training studios in our therapeutic 9-bed female only unit Yvonne House. 

 Do you have...

  • A commitment to making a difference to young people in the care of Local Authorities
  • Share our values and a similar commitment to inclusive working
  • Relevant experience in working with young people with complex needs
  • A proven track record of achieving targets and positive outcomes 
  • Experience of working with professional networks and/or case management
  • An understanding of the impact of trauma and secondary trauma
  • An ability to understand, recognise and respond appropriately to risk

How to apply

Please complete the application form for the job that you are applying for (Community or Residential Key Worker). If you wish to be considered for both roles, please answer questions on both applications but you do not need to repeat your qualifications and experience.

Community Key worker - click here for job description and here for an application form

Residential Key Worker - click here for job description and here for an application form


Applications deadline now extended to 5pm 1 June 2020





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 2019-20 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:

  • Highly competitive sector salaries
  • Staff well-being initiatives that promote self-care
    and underpin reflective practice
  • A pension
  • A generous training budget
  • Paid work-related travel


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

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