Careers at Settle

Settle is a charity that supports young adults as they leave the care system and move into their first home.

We provide intensive 1:1 support addressing practical life skills, sustaining a tenancy and managing emotional wellbeing. Our preventative approach to homelessness helps care-experienced young people to make long-lasting changes and thrive.

We are a fast-growing organisation and 2022/23 was a big year for Settle. We worked with more young people than ever before, developed new services and grew our team size.

Since launching in 2015 we’ve now supported over 500 young people across London and the South East and we’re proud to have been included in Escape the City’s Top 100 social impact organisations 2022, Guardian Public Service Awards finalist in 2019, and Big Issue’s Top 100 Changemakers in 2022.

We work with some brilliant partners; from JP Morgan Chase Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund, to local authorities and housing associations across London. We’re a deeply committed team of 16 supported by a brilliant board of 9 trustees who help us achieve our social mission.

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

  • 500+

    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

  • 16
  • 75
    % Female


  • Learning & development

    We have a dedicated budget for training and development to help you learn and grow in your role. You will also have monthly 1:1 meetings with your line manager to reflect on your progress and an annual appraisal.

  • Regular salary reviews

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

  • Socials

    We organise fun, inclusive team socials once a quarter. In the past, activities have ranged from ice-skating, team gardening, or board game nights, as well as team lunches and dinners.

  • Holiday

    We offer 28 paid days’ holiday a year, which includes 3 days leave between Christmas and New Years.

  • Wellbeing

    We also offer 4 wellbeing days per year to put your wellbeing first. You can use these paid days as you wish! We want you to have a fulfilling life outside of working with us. We also offer access to the paid version of Headspace, a meditation and mindfulness app.

  • 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 commitments outside of work, so we encourage everyone to start and finish work at times that are best for them.

  • Welcome Offer

    When new employees start, we organise a team lunch, so that everyone can be introduced and get to know each other. When you join, you’ll be paired with an existing employee as a “buddy” to help you settle in. We also ask everyone in the organisation to book in a coffee catch-up so you can meet everyone and learn about their role!

  • 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 frontline staff on the Programme Team take part in regular group supervision as well as clinical supervision with a trained psychologist to make sure there’s space to discuss caseloads in a supportive environment. All of our staff have access to free therapy via our Employee Assistance Programme, which offers a range of talking therapies without a time limit.

  • EDI Commitment

    As a team we are committed to improving our organisations equality, diversity and inclusion practices. We have a dedicated EDI working group whose purpose is to deliver our annual EDI strategy and we report on its progress to our Board. 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 up to 5% pension 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. This usually takes place in the countryside, with walks, games and activities scheduled to help connect the team and take a break from the city!