At Leap, it’s the knowledge that we can improve things for young people and communities that gets us out of bed in the morning. If you thrive as part of a busy, friendly and diverse team, then we may be the right place for you.

We are extremely proud to support the Open to All campaign, which encourages charities to only ask for a degree when completely necessary for a role. 

Current vacancies

Project Worker - Improving Prospects

Trainer Manager

Delivery, Impact and Innovation Administrator

Young Women's Worker

Board of Trustees - Treasurer

Our values


We’re innovative and open in the way we work with people, bringing fun, energy and inspiration to everything we do.


We’re flexible, working with the grain of the context and goals of young people and our partners to deliver great work.


We hold young people to account for their actions and we stick with them, providing the tough love that will help them reach their full potential.

Core Operating Principles

Our four core principles are both practical and aspirational. They are clearly reflected in the conduct of our frontline practitioners, in our projects and throughout Leap’s structures, procedures and partnerships. They have been informed by conflict resolution and peace-building values as well as the first-hand experience of our work over the past 30 years.

Developing potential

This means a commitment to

  • Developing yourself and empowering others
  • Taking a lead in your life
  • Working for the best, in and for yourself and others
  • Working with others to recognise the potential in themselves

Being responsible

In practice this means:

  • Being accountable for your words and actions at all times
  • Keeping your word and dealing with your mistakes
  • Recognising and owning your own thoughts and feelings
  • Listening to people, recognising the place from which they are speaking, and the place we are speaking to

Being responsible

In practice this means:

  • Expressing yourself fully and effectively in all your interactions
  • Articulating thoughts, feelings and requests responsibly
  • Creating and maintaining effective relationships
  • Listening to people, recognising the place from which they are speaking, and the place we are speaking to

Building community

In practice this means:

  • Valuing and welcoming difference
  • Developing an understanding of the relevance of others’ backgrounds
  • Discovering common ground and building appropriate and realistic agreements
  • Giving and receiving support
  • Contributing to the lives of others and allowing others to contribute to yours
  • Listening to people, recognising the place from which they are speaking, and the place we are speaking to

Working at Leap

“Having taken part in Leap's programmes as a young person myself, it's now amazing to be on the staff team supporting other young people to understand their own relationship with conflict and make changes in their lives. Working with people who are so committed to their work with young people really inspires me ”

Alex McKell, Project Worker

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Freelance Trainers

We recruit additional freelance trainers every couple of years - if you would like to register your interest please contact Sam Matthews on