Current Job Vacancies

Therapeutic Practitioner – Fixed Term (HEALTH007)

  • Full time, fixed term 12 month contract in our Health team
  • Starting salary: AP26 (£31,200) to AP30 (£34,736).
  • Deadline to apply: 9am Monday 29th July 


We are seeking a Therapeutic Practitioner to join our newly established Health Team. This specialist role will enhance our current provision and improve the quality and breadth of mental health support available to young people. The successful candidate will work within the Health Team, in collaboration with our partner organisation Camden & Islington Young People’s Service, to deliver 1:1 emotional and practical support, assist in our drop-in service, and facilitate workshops for all young people experiencing homelessness.
You will specialise in helping young people improve their self-confidence while improving their understanding of difficult emotions such as anger. Additionally, you will focus on developing their thinking and practical skills, as well as coping and de-escalation strategies. Your work will aim to improve relationships among young people within the day centre, and continue to promote trauma informed working practices across New Horizon, so that all of our services are designed to address the psychological and emotional needs of young people who are unsafe or facing homelessness.
You will have the unique opportunity to contribute to the development of an important and innovative new role. You will be provided with your own therapeutic support delivered by a highly experienced clinical psychologist and regular individual and group clinical supervision. You will also be given opportunities for further professional development through training and consultation through New Horizon and our Camden & Islington’s Young People Service.

Youth Worker (Youth Voice) – YV001

  • Full time, permanent role in our Youth Work team
  • Starting salary: AP26 (£31,200) to AP30 (£34,736).
  • Deadline to apply: 9am Monday 29th July 


We are looking for a well-organised, highly motivated and passionate individual to join our team as a full-time Youth Worker (Youth Voice), supporting our mission to enable young people who are homeless, facing homelessness or unsafe to achieve independence and positive futures.
The successful candidate will work within the Youth Work Team to deliver our frontline drop-in service and support our weekly and monthly activities to all young people experiencing homelessness.
You’ll specialise in ensuring a diverse range of young people’s voices are heard, facilitating inclusive activities which increase youth participation across all our services and leading on the delivery of our youth forums. We have an ambitious plan to improve and accelerate our youth voice strategy and this role will be at the heart of this delivery.
You should be experienced in designing, planning and facilitating a range of activities and group work with and for young people and be able to work dynamically in a fast-paced day centre environment. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about youth engagement and skilled in bringing out the ideas, voices and opinions of young people to shape service delivery. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with a background in running participatory youth projects, co-production, youth engagement sessions and/or community engagement.
The ideal candidate is a team player who enjoys working collaboratively across our organisation. This role also includes working closely with our Campaigns, Impact and Policy team to ensure young people’s voices are at the heart of our external campaigning work.
Finally, you will also be committed to the safeguarding of young people and delivering an inclusive and trauma-informed service.
This role will be based at our day centre in Camden, with some travel to other New Horizon projects within London.
Please note interview dates are fixed and will not be changed. Please ensure you are available on these days when applying for this role.
If you would like to have an informal conversation about this role, please contact [email protected]

Why join us?

If you share our mission and values and want to play a direct part in creating system-wide change, New Horizon could be your next best career move. Alongside their passion for our work, our team benefit from:

  • 30 days annual leave a year plus bank holidays and some additional time off over Christmas 🏄🏻‍♀️
  • Generous pension contributions – 6% contribution to a group personal pension scheme 💰
  • Enhanced Employee Assistance Programme, including a 24-hour helpline, access to counselling, contributions towards medical expenses, discounted gym memberships, high street vouchers and more 🫴
  • Clinical supervision and reflective practice 💬
  • Staff loan policy, including cycle to work 🚲
  • Generous training budget & Diversity Leadership Scheme 📝
  • Regular staff away days and team building activities 🕺🏾

Seeing the best in everyone is one of our core values which underpin our work tackling youth homelessness in London.

New Horizon Youth Centre is committed to recognising and valuing difference and ensuring fairness and equality; seeking to redress inequality and disadvantage, including as an employer and service provider.

As an employer, we aim to be empowering and supportive and to offer as much flexibility as possible in order to help each individual realise their full potential. We believe that this approach is key and central to promoting and developing diversity and inclusion.

We recognise that true diversity in our community and within our staff group also involves a willingness to act, where necessary, by combating the effects of existing barriers to fair, equal, and inclusive treatment. We will, where appropriate and where possible, seek to positively redress the effects of this discrimination. Any action we take will be legally compliant and consistent with our approach of making users and staff feel valued and respected.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer Kitchen Assistant (VKA001)

For young people accessing our day centre, our free lunch is often the most important meal of the day.

We are looking for a regular volunteer to support our Chef with preparing and serving a delicious hot lunch and keeping our kitchen clean and tidy.

If you have experience working or volunteering in a kitchen environment and are passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people, we would love to hear from you!

Click here for more information and how to apply

Additional Details Form

Volunteer ESOL Tutor (VET001)

We are looking for a volunteer to deliver weekly English conversation classes on a range of topics to young people with a range of abilities.

If you have experience teaching spoken English to groups and are passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people, we would love to hear from you!

Click here for more information and how to apply

Additional Details Form

Student Placements

We are currently accepting applications for student placements beginning June 2024 or later at New Horizon Youth Centre with our frontline teams.

Student placements at New Horizon Youth Centre give you an opportunity to experience frontline work with young people facing or experiencing homelessness or unsafe in London. You’ll be able to shadow different teams, such as our youth work team, health, housing and outreach teams, as well as improve your understanding of youth homelessness in London. No two days are the same at New Horizon. You might be in our day centre one day, out on a prison visit the next, accompanying our street outreach team or facilitating a youth work session in our drop in.


Placements at New Horizon Youth Centre are a minimum of three months in duration and we ask students for a minimum commitment of 14 hours per week. You must be able to demonstrate valid enrolment at a UK or EU higher level institution (i.e. University level or above) and we can only offer placements to students aged 18 or over.

We typically hear from students studying courses such as youth work, criminology, social work, international social work, community development, and general social sciences but please do get in touch if you have a placement requirement and want to find out more.

Unfortunately, we are not currently able to accept student placements which don’t meet the requirements outlined above. We are also currently unable to accept students for health-based placements or placements which require clinical supervision.

To apply for a student placement, please email your CV, a brief covering letter outlining your interest in a placement and learning objectives at New Horizon Youth Centre, along with a copy of your course requirements as issued by your university to [email protected]

We are currently accepting applications beginning June 2024 or later.

"Our staff - whether full time, locum or volunteers - are absolutely crucial to the work we do. The relationships they build with young people who may have had no one to trust growing up are essential to the huge positive changes we see amongst those we support"

Phil Kerry, CEO
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