Careers at Youth Futures Foundation

Bring your whole self to work

The young people we aim to serve – and the challenges they face – are all unique. We are looking to build a team of individuals with a range of life experiences and views that reflect this diversity. Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, class, religion, identity, and experience is at the heart of everything we do.

Internally, we encourage an open, collaborative and inclusive working environment. We have established an Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion steering committee with team members from across the organisation and headed by a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Our recruitment process reflects our values

All recruitment to roles at the Youth Futures Foundation is done using a specialist system that conceals the applicant’s identity and focuses on assessing candidates based on key competencies, anonymising applications and distributing the assessment of applications against multiple assessors.

Our values

  • We are bold: We want to disrupt the status quo and transform the youth employment system.
  • We are always learning: We are evidence-driven, we innovate and we aren’t afraid to fail.
  • We are inclusive: We embrace, celebrate and champion diversity in all its forms. It’s core to who we are.
  • We are collaborative: We build partnerships and share power to grow collective impact.
  • We are determined: We are relentless in our pursuit of a better future for all young people.
Locations and collaboration

We are committed to operating a dispersed model across the North, Midlands and South of England to reflect our focus on grant making.

To support collaboration across different locations the Youth Futures Foundation is committed to investing in digital solutions and team building activities to ensure we build a truly diverse culture, clear purpose and shared sense of team.


We offer 28 days holiday per year, plus public holidays and volunteering days. We operate a stakeholder pension scheme with 6% employer contribution (and 5% employee contribution) and a generous staff training budget. Flexible working is a recognised and valued part of the way we do things, with existing staff opting for a range of different working patterns. All new team members will be provided with a work phone and laptop to enable them to work in a range of locations. Find out more about our generous benefits offer here.

Things to know

As part of Youth Futures Foundation’s safeguarding policy, all employees are subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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