Job Description

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 140 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way.

The Children’s Society are investing in a new young people’s wellbeing hub in the London Borough of Newham.  This is an exciting and unique opportunity to shape a service as part of The Children’s Society’s mission to reverse the decline of children’s wellbeing by 2030.

We believe support should be provided at the earliest possible opportunity, before young people reach crisis point. The service will be set up as a hub, with opportunities to expand to other delivery sites (spokes) and will be designed so that young people do not need an appointment to access support.

The service will work with young people holistically, offering a combination of information, advice, signposting, targeted activities, and therapeutic interventions that respond to young people’s individual needs, so that they can regain and maintain their wellbeing.

As part of a service design process, we’ve been working collaboratively with professionals, young people, communities, and others in Newham to develop solutions that respond directly to children’s needs.


In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Excellent understanding of the emotional health and wellbeing needs of children and young people in the local community, informed by current research and evidence bases.
  • Knowledge of brief interventions (such as Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitative Behaviour Therapy) and ability to apply basic skills.
  • Experience of working within a drop in model
  • Insight into referral and support pathways within Newham, including both safeguarding and crisis support.
  • The ability to work in a culturally sensitive, therapeutic, and holistic way, recognising and responding to children’s individual needs.
  • The ability to manage escalating issues and crisis through responding appropriately utilising identified systems and structures.


The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with.  As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.  We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

Therefore, candidates applying for work in our Youth Impact Domain will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to interview. The fully completed document should be loaded by the candidate at the point of uploading your CV.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Sunday 5th November 2023. If, after 14 days, we have received enough applications we reserve the right to close the vacancy. 

Interviews will be being held w/c 13th November will include an interview with management team and a second interview with young people, dates to be confirmed. 

If you would like an informal chat with a member of the team about this vacancy, please contact:

Lucy Belcher on 07960 106152 or

Amina Gahakwa on 07850 500073 or