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The Outcomes First Group is the leading children care provider of high quality education, care and foster care services supporting thousands of children and young people across the UK every day.


Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable people in the UK to be happy and have access to ample educational and personal development opportunities that will set them up for everything that they may want out of life.

Together, we inspire trust, happiness and an infectious passion to accomplish this vision. To this end, we look for people who share our values and aspirations; dedicated and committed individuals who are highly focused on creating positive outcomes for the children, young people and adults in our care.

We know that the nature of our work can be challenging at times, as well as hugely rewarding, so we equip our teams with the skills and knowledge to feel confident in dealing with all manner of situations and how best to practically manage these experiences. Through ongoing support, training and development, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and are given every opportunity to extend their abilities.

We offer great opportunities for those who wish to develop a career within the Outcomes First Group and also want to help children and young people build incredible futures. We pride ourselves on creating a workplace within our schools, homes, fostering agencies and central services offices, where every member of staff feels valued and respected, as well as being adequately challenged to develop and succeed in their role.

Browse and apply our current vacancies here

For any enquiries relating to recruitment please email

You can find out more about our exciting and varied career paths and the skills required for each position with our interactive career pathways portal

Working for our Fostering services

Across the UK, we have 28 registered offices and counting! They provide the very best support and training services for our Foster Carers to make sure they have everything they need in order to suitably look after each and every child and young person in our care.

We pride ourselves on creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and adequately challenged to build upon their existing skills and knowledge and wants to grow and develop their career with us.

Each of our office locations endeavours to promote a friendly, professional and understanding support team made up of social workers, therapeutic teams, administrators and support workers. Our fostering services are dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people, so it stands to reason that we need the best people to recruit, train and support our amazing Foster Carers, as well as providing essential business support.

Typical roles we recruit for are: Office AdministratorsSupport WorkersSupervising Social WorkersTeam Managers, and Fostering Registered Managers.

Browse and apply our current vacancies here

Working for our Education services

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Our Residential and Day schools across the country provide a safe and nurturing environment in which to allow a range of children and young people with complex needs to get the most out of their abilities so they can learn and personally develop. We look for friendly, compassionate and resilient individuals who have the desire to learn and work in a supportive environment for those with special educational needs.

Each of our schools supports the learning and development of our students with specialised staff and smaller class sizes than would ordinarily be seen in mainstream education. All schools are very well resourced, each building their own unique cultures, with every school offering integrated and wrap-around-care to our pupils; ensuring that they have the right opportunities for positive outcomes in their lives beyond the classroom.

The typical roles we recruit for: Teaching AssistantsSupport WorkersTeachersAssistant/Deputy Head TeachersHome Managers and Head Teachers.

Browse and apply our current vacancies here

Residential career opportunities


Outcomes First Group has been delivering high quality residential care placements across the UK for young people from the age of eight into adulthood since the turn of the century. We work in partnership with a range of authorities, agencies and organisations to ensure we meet the needs of everyone we care for and help them move towards fulfilling and positive futures.

If you have a genuine desire to help and support a vulnerable child or young person to achieve their full potential, we would like you to join our family. You must be reliable, enthusiastic and resilient, as well as compassionate, understanding and friendly towards children and adults alike.

The typical roles we recruit for are: Residential Support WorkersSenior Care WorkersDeputy Managers and Registered Home Managers.

Browse and apply our current vacancies here

Support Services

Our Support Services – based in Bolton, Uxbridge and Alcester – support our front line teams to deliver the highest quality care.

There are many teams that make up the central services, including Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Quality, Compliance and Marketing.

We look for people who want to use their unique skillset, whether within the education, care or fostering services or gained from elsewhere, to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable people. By joining a team in our central services, you’ll enjoy a challenging and rewarding role within a fascinating sector.

We recruit for a range of roles and therefore accept applications from people of all career levels and abilities.

Why work for us

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension
  • The Hub

The Hub, our communications and engagement portal was designed with you in mind:

  • You can keep up to date with company news, wherever you work and when you want…on your own phone, tablet or laptop.
  • Our new wellbeing centre is your one-stop shop to help you live your best life.
  • eCards, are recognition cards that you can use to recognise and celebrate your colleagues accomplishments.
  • You’ll be able to submit your questions and ideas to the Dear David suggestion scheme.
  • The benefits programme Employee Rewards, provides a huge range of unbeatable discounts and savings.  You’ll find amazing offers at your favourite high street stores and earn cashback when shopping online. You could even save on your annual gym membership!

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Pre-Employment Checks

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of the children in our care. Read about or pre-employment checks so you understand what to expect if you are offered a job.

Conditional Offers of Employment and Pre-employment Checks

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo Safer Recruitment screening appropriate to the role.

The Group will carry out a number of pre-employment checks on prospective employees in accordance with the recommendations set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019) and the Group’s Safer Recruitment & Selection Policy.

Any offers of employment made after the interview will be conditional on the following:

  • An Identity Check
  • Verification of a candidate’s right to work in the UK
  • At least two satisfactory references, one of which must be from the current/most recent employer and references should cover a total of 3 years. All references must be verified over the phone.
  • Verification of professional qualifications and professional status where required
  • An explanation of any gaps in employment history
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check appropriate to the role. This will include an enhanced DBS check and a barred list check for those engaged in regulated activity.

Additional Checks for roles within the Education Division

  • References are requested for education roles prior to interview
  • Overseas police check covering at least 10 years for applicants who have worked or lived abroad. It is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain these police checks.
  • Section 128 Check for management roles
  • Teacher Prohibition Order check for all candidates working at an Education site

Additional Checks within the Residential & Fostering Division  

  • Confirmation of reason for leaving from previous employers where the applicant has worked with Children or Vulnerable Adults
  • Overseas police check for applicants who have worked or lived abroad for over 3 months within the last 10 years. It is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain these police checks.

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and vulnerable people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. We expect all employees to understand our Group Safeguarding Policy and undertake training. We will undertake recruitment checks throughout the recruitment process where permission has been given by candidates.

Outcomes First Groups Carer pathways

For existing employees, navigating around our interactive career pathways portal is an engaging way of finding out more about different departments and job roles available within the business. If you have a particular career path in mind, clicking on the relevant building will show you all the potential roles within that area. From here, you can move through clickable rooms and team members to discover more about the skills and qualifications required for each role. This tool is particularly useful if you want to know more about how you can progress within your team, or even find out what it would take to move into a related or even entirely different department altogether.