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 per year
  • Employer contribution of up to 6% to a group personal pension scheme
  • Regular staff meals
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • Working from home grants
  • Staff loan policy

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 vacancies

Locum Youth Workers (LYW001)

Locum position, variable hours

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and passionate individuals to join us as locum youth workers, supporting our mission to enable young people who are homeless, facing homelessness or unsafe to achieve independence and positive futures.

Locum Workers are an important part of our staff team. They support our organisation on a casual basis, with the nature and frequency of work varying according to organisational capacity and requirements.

We are looking for locum youth workers who are able learn quickly, work dynamically in a fast-paced day centre environment, and are skilled in engaging a diverse range of young people in positive activities, outcomes and life skills.

We’d love to hear from you if have experience working with 18–24-year-olds or experience working in any of the following backgrounds: homelessness, housing, outreach, criminal justice system, youth justice, probation, domestic violence, care experienced young people, or experience working with vulnerable children or adults.

Pay: £16.48 per hour
Hours: variable, as and when needed. Usual shift times are within 9.30am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Location: based at our day centre in Camden.  There may be occasional offsite visits.
Closing date and interviews: there is no closing date so please get your application in as soon as you can. Interviews are held on a rolling basis and you will be contacted by the relevant operational manager regarding an interview if you are successful. If you have not heard back from us withing a month, unfortunately you have not been successful this time.

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 will be accepting applications from April 2024 for student placements 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 closed to student applications and will reopen in April 2024.

"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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