Careers at Settle

Settle is an award-winning charity that supports young people moving into their first home. Our mission is to break the cycle of youth homelessness by equipping young people with the life skills and confidence they need to thrive.

We are a fast-growing organisation and 20/2021 was a big year for Settle. We worked with more young people than ever before, developed new services and doubled our team size.

Since launching in 2015 we’ve now supported hundreds of young people across London and we’re proud to have been selected as a Guardian Public Service Awards finalist in 2019 and to have been voted the ‘Best Tenant Support Programme’ at the National Housing Excellence Awards 2016.

We work with some brilliant partners - from the Cabinet Office and the Lloyds Bank Foundation to local authorities and housing associations across London. We’re a deeply committed team of 16 supported by a brilliant board of 7 trustees who help us achieve our social mission. We have ambitious plans to continue scaling our impact over the coming years.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on Settle

Settle are a new entry into this years' Escape 100 and how at home they look. Settle is an award-winning social enterprise that designs and delivers high impact support services to vulnerable young people. They are dedicated to tackling the causes of youth homelessness and helping people in difficult situations transition into adulthood. They are passionate that everyone should be given the same chances and that inequlity is a problem that needs to eradicted right now from the UK. If you agree and share their passion, Settle are going to be someone you need to keep you're eye on.

Stats we are proud of

  • 100%

    of young people sustained their tenancy last year

  • 400+

    young people supported in our history

  • £792

    is the average rent arrears reduction of our young people

  • £14k+

    of essential items given out in response to Covid-19

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 13


  • Learning & development

    We'll contribute £500 a year towards training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here. You will also have monthly 1:1 meetings with your line manager to reflect on your progress.

  • Socials

    We organise fun, inclusive team socials once a quarter. Anything from cooking classes to ice skating, lunches and dinners to board games nights.

  • Holiday

    30 paid days’ holiday a year, which includes 3 days leave between Christmas and New Years, as well as 2 personal days to put your wellbeing first. We want you to have a fulfilling life outside of working with us.

  • Flexible working

    We offer flexible working hours, so employees can start between 8am-10am and finish between 4pm-6pm. We know that not everyone is a morning person and you have comittments outside of work, so we encourage everyone to start and finish work at times that are best for them.

  • Covid-19 Wellbeing

    In response to the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and remote working, we have introduced 'Wellbeing Wednesdays', where once a month we finish work at 3pm. This gives the whole team chance to do whatever is best for their wellbeing. The next day we share pictures of what we've been up to, whether it's kicking back with a film, making pottery or going for a bike ride.

  • Welcome Offer

    When new employees start, we organise a team lunch and a pecha kucha session, so that everyone can be introduced and get to know each other. As well you will be paired with an existing employee to help you settle in.

  • Cycle-to-Work

    We are registered under the Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and accessories tax-free.

  • Mental Health Support

    We know charity sector work can be emotionally challenging at times. Our staff have regular group check ins and they have access to a free counselling service.

  • EDI Committment

    As a team we are committed to improving our organisations equality, diversity and inclusion practices. From a podcast club to team training and celebrating of cultures to better understanding our community, we strive to create a safe and inclusive team environment.

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave

    Well-paid enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

  • Pensions

    Pensions, with a 3% employer contribution.

  • Equipment

    Choose your own working from home equipment: let us know which tools you need and we’ll do our best to get them for you.

  • Team retreats

    We organise an annual team retreat, where we get to know each other away from the office. 2022's is taking place in the countryside, with walks, games and activities scheduled to help connect the team.

  • Regular salary reviews

    We have a salary progression framework, to ensure equal pay for equal work and that we recognise and reward when your responsibilities increase.