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.

Family Practitioner - Greater Manchester

Reference: PC/GM
Location: Bolton
Application Closes: Fri, 22 Jul 2022

Role Overview:
ProContact, a service within CANW, enables and promotes safe and beneficial contact between children and parents and supports separated parents to reduce parental conflict and improve their co-parenting. The role is to support the delivery of the Improving Child and Family Arrangements service, which is commissioned by Cafcass. This is a rewarding opportunity, ideal for a graduate or professional to work in a supportive but challenging role, working directly with children, adults and within the family court system. The role requires analysis of family interactions, assessment work, and high-quality written reports. Sessions with families take place within the community, family homes, virtually and contact centres.

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Family Practitioner - East Riding of Yorkshire

Reference: PC/Hull
Location: Remote
Application Closes: Wed, 13 Jul 2022

Role Overview:
ProContact, a service within CANW, enables and promotes safe and beneficial contact between children and parents and supports separated parents to reduce parental conflict and improve their co-parenting. The role is to support the delivery of the Improving Child and Family Arrangements service, which is commissioned by Cafcass. This is a rewarding opportunity, ideal for a graduate or professional to work in a supportive but challenging role, working directly with children, adults and within the family court system. The role requires analysis of family interactions, assessment work, and high-quality written reports. Sessions with families take place within the community, family homes, virtually and contact centres.

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Appropriate Adult - Derbyshire

Reference: CJ/AADerby
Location: Remote

Role Overview:
To support young people and vulnerable adults who have been detained by the police at one of the named police custody suites above, ensuring we are acting in the best interests of the detainee.

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Appropriate Adult - Cheshire

Reference: CJ/AACheshire
Location: Remote

Role Overview:
To support young people and vulnerable adults who have been detained by the police at one of the named police custody suites above, ensuring we are acting in the best interests of the detainee.

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Appropriate Adult - Durham

Reference: CJ/AADurham
Location: Remote

Role Overview:
To support young people and vulnerable adults who have been detained by the police at one of the named police custody suites above, ensuring we are acting in the best interests of the detainee.

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Appropriate Adult - Cumbria

Reference: CJ/AACumbria
Location: Remote

Role Overview:
To support young people and vulnerable adults who have been detained by the police at one of the named police custody suites above, ensuring we are acting in the best interests of the detainee.

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Appropriate Adult - Greater Manchester

Reference: CJ/AAGM
Location: Remote

Role Overview:
To support young people and vulnerable adults who have been detained by the police at one of the named police custody suites above, ensuring we are acting in the best interests of the detainee.

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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