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

Any new job listings or opportunities will be posted here and on our social media so we recommend following us on LinkedIn to be among the first to hear about any upcoming opportunities.

Housing Advice Worker (HOUSING007)

Permanent, Full Time

We are looking for a creative, motivated and approachable individual to join our team, supporting young people to feel safe, secure and fulfilled. You will work within the Housing Team to deliver an effective housing advice and advocacy service to young people accessing our day centre, maintaining, and building a network of relationships with relevant external agencies and internal specialists. and increasing accommodation options for young people. You should be experienced in carrying out needs assessments, of identifying appropriate accommodation solutions, of managing a case list of multiple clients with complex needs and have a proven track record of progressing vulnerable people into stable accommodation. You will be required to work from our day centre in Camden and be flexible to travel to other sites.

Salary: £30,000

Hours: 35 per week

Closing date: 9am Thursday 7th December

Interviews will be in person on Monday 18th December

Job Application Pack and Details on How To Apply

Additional Details Form

Counsellor (HEALTH006)

Permanent, Part-time

We are looking for an experienced part time (person centred) counsellor to join our newly established Health team. You will support New Horizon Youth Centre’s mission to enable young people to use their strengths to live a life that is safe, full of health and opportunity, and in a home that they deserve. You will play an important role in expanding our counselling service, ensuring a greater number of young people who are facing homelessness or are unsafe have the opportunity to access 1:1 and group trauma focused therapeutic support. You should be confident and flexible to deliver sessions face-to-face in a busy day centre environment, as well as remotely. Previous experience of working with young people is not essential, but you should be genuinely passionate about improving young people’s access to health services and providing them with positive interventions to enable them to move forward. The role is based at our day centre in Camden and may involve some travel to other sites in London and remote working.

Salary: £30,000 (pro rata)

Hours: 21 hours per week

Closing date: 9am Thursday 7th December

Interviews will be in person on Tuesday 19th December

Job Application Pack and Details on How To Apply

Additional Details Form

Chef (LWC001)

Locum position, variable hours

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as a locum chef. As a locum chef in our day centre, you will come in as needed to help us deliver our daily lunch service at our day centre in Camden. 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.
You’ll need to be creative, use your initiative, and confident thinking on your feet to deliver a nutritious meal to over 50 people with the food and stock you have available that day. We’d love to hear from dynamic and proactive people who are excited about creating menus from scratch and love the challenge of cooking for diverse groups of people and serving on time. Confidence working independently in a catering kitchen is key to this role.
We’re looking for people with experience completing daily food hygiene documentation and completing daily kitchen cleaning tasks and checks. Excellent attention to detail is needed as well as a commitment to ensuring high standards of food cleanliness and strict adherence to food hygiene regulations and record keeping.
If you are passionate about preparing healthy, nutritious food to young people facing or experiencing homelessness, then please apply!
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Locum roles and interviews are advertised on a rolling basis. We will close this position online when we have successfully recruited, so please don’t delay.
Pay: £13.10 per hour
Hours: variable, as and when needed. Usual shift times 9.30am-2pm
Closing date and interviews: there is no closing date so please get your application in as soon as you can.

Student Placements

We are currently accepting applications 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 only taking student placement applications for placements starting in January/February 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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