Careers at YoungMinds
Come to work at YoungMinds and you’ll be working every day to help raise awareness and understanding of children and young people’s mental health.
One of our values is: “We celebrate what makes you you – whoever you are, we welcome you and encourage you to be true to yourself”. We are working with our partners at Inclusive Recruiting to reach as diverse a group of applicants as we can, and would welcome the support of anyone who can help us publicise these roles to communities that are under-represented in our sector, including people of colour and disabled people.
See below for our current vacancies and job opportunities at YoungMinds.
People and Culture Assistant
Corporate Account Officer
Our mission at YoungMinds
Before 2020, an estimated five children in every classroom had a mental health problem. A quarter of young women had a diagnosable mental health problem and suicide was the single biggest killer of boys and young men.
The coronavirus pandemic and the response needed to control it have made matters worse. 52% of 16-20-year-olds have self-harmed in the last year. Many young people with an existing mental health problem have said their needs have escalated, and have experienced new barriers to accessing support.
YoungMinds is here to stop young people’s mental health reaching these crisis points. Our mission is to make sure that all young people get the support they need, when they need it, no matter what – and through our ambitious new strategy we believe we can achieve this.
You’ll be part of a passionate, hardworking team that cares about the work they do and you’ll be part of making a real difference to the lives of children and young people.
In addition to becoming part of the YoungMinds team, you’ll get:
- 25 days paid holiday entitlement (plus Bank Holidays)
- three days additional leave over Christmas and New Year
- auto-enrolment onto pension scheme where YoungMinds will match your contribution up to three per cent
- statutory benefits such as parental leave and sick pay
- a wide range of other health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits
- a dedication to continued professional development, training and shared best practice
You’ll be based at our London office (unless specified otherwise in the job description). So you’ll be just a stone’s throw from The Shard and London Bridge railway and underground station with amenities like Borough Market right on the doorstep.
A world where no young person feels alone with their mental health.
We want to see a world where every young person who is struggling feels able to reach out, and has people and services around them who can really help.
The Halo Code
As part of our organisation's ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, YoungMinds is a proud adoptee of the UK's first Black hair code.
Our workplace champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.
We celebrate Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.
In this workplace, we recognise and celebrate our colleagues’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employee's ability to succeed.
Volunteering at YoungMinds
If you don’t see the right role for you in our current vacancies, you can still get involved and be part of something here with our volunteering opportunities.
Please note, however, that we are not currently able to offer internships or accommodate work experience placements due to the lack of resources in the office.
Volunteer on our Board of Trustees
We currently have openings for four new trustees to join our board
Click on the roles above to find out more about the responsibilities, desired skills and experience for each role.
If you have a question about working or volunteering at YoungMinds that isn't answered on this page, please contact us via the form below.