If you are excited by the possibility of joining our team, please view our recruitment opportunities below

Current Opportunities

We are recruiting! Please see our current opportunities below…

Director of Advocacy Programmes

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join the YLF Senior Management Team and lead our Advocacy Programmes in our brand new five-year strategy.

You will manage a team of staff and volunteers, delivering YLF’s Advocacy and Rights Programme, Appropriate Adults, Accompanying Adults, Independent Visitors and Children in Care Council. 

Full Time – based in Maidstone, YLF HQ 

Salary: £36,371 – £40,578

Closing Date: 26.02.2024

Further information and application below. For questions or queries please email

Advocate – Children & Young People

We are recruiting for sessional Advocates to join the YLF Advocacy Programmes team to promote young people’s rights and entitlements, and assist them to be able to make informed choices about what happens in their lives.

You will manage your own case load of young people aged between 0-24 across Kent and Medway. Experience of working with young people required. Training provided.

Zero-Hour Contract – remotely working across Kent and Medway

£15 per hour

(Actively interviewing upon application)

Further information and application below. For questions or queries please email

Other Opportunities

Become a frontline Volunteer! You can make a real difference to a young person’s life. Visit our volunteer pages to read about the frontline roles we have on offer and how you can get involved!

Become a Trustee! Interested in joining the Board of Trustees? Read more about them on our Trustee page. If you would like to arrange an informal chat about a Trustee role, please contact us.

Further Information

You can download our general application form here (word docx.)

Or complete our online form hereplease note this form cannot be saved and returned to. We advise you prepare your application questions and statement using the downloadable form above and return to this form to copy/paste your text into the online form.

For any recruitment enquiries, please contact: 

Diversity Statement

YLF is explicitly and actively committed to inclusivity, equality, and reflecting the diversity of the communities served. Nobody involved in YLF’s activities will be disadvantaged on the grounds of age, disability, gender, language, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, social class, religion, political views, marital status or health matters. The charity promotes equal opportunities for all, not only seeking to challenge all discrimination and encouraging tolerance but also appreciating the value of different cultures and lifestyles.

YLF particularly encourage people to apply who are from sections of society that are currently underrepresented. This includes, but is not limited to, people with a disability, and individuals from ethnic minorities. We would also particularly welcome applications from care leavers or individuals with experience of being ‘looked after’ by the state.

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