Work with us.

We are on a mission to inspire young lives and change their futures through the support we give and the values we hold.

We want all children, families and young people to become who they aspire to be and to succeed in achieving their hopes and ambitions.

Do you share that ambition?

CANW has been supporting children and young people for 130 years since the founding of Blackburn Orphanage in 1886.

We are passionate about continuing to evolve and supporting the needs of children, young people, families and communities.

Do you share that passion?

Then think about joining us at CANW. Whether you’re at the beginning of your career, or have a wealth of experience, we want to hear from you. We spend over £5 million a year to make a difference for the children and young people we support. We work with over 10,000 children, young people and families every year across the North West of England.

Current Opportunities

If you think you can help us make a difference and are interested in a challenging and rewarding role at CANW, then click on the links below to find out more about our current vacancies.

Volunteering Opportunities within Business Development Team

Reference: BD/Volunteering
Location: Wilpshire (HQ)

Role Overview:
Volunteer Opportunities within our Business Development Team at Child Action Northwest

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Family Practitioner

Reference: VA162
Location: Bolton
Application Closes: Fri, 05 Jul 2024

Role Overview:
Do you have a passion for helping families improve their life chances, keeping children safe and supporting changes which can result in the best possible outcomes?

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Emotional Health and Wellbeing Practitioner - South Cumbria

Reference: EHWB 1
Location: Cumbria

Role Overview:
Emotional Health and Wellbeing (EHWB), a service with CANW, offers therapeutic interventions and support to children, young people and their families. The role involves the facilitation of one to one and occasional group work to children aged between the ages of 11 and 16 years, the support is offered within a South Cumbria school. Successful candidates will be based in the school for 2 days per week during school hours. This is a rewarding opportunity, ideal for a graduate or professional to work in a supportive but challenging role, working directly with children, young people, their families and school pastoral teams. The role requires experience of working therapeutically with children or young people, experience of safeguarding these groups, completing assessments and outcome monitoring to enable individuals to reach their potential. Family interaction and support takes place by telephone, virtually or in the school venue.

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Our offer to prospective employees:

  • Salaries based on national pay scales with pay rises each year
  • Pension scheme, Medical Insurance
  • Minimum 25 days annual leave
  • Flexible working patterns where possible
  • Access to counselling, cycle to work scheme, training & development