Thank you for considering working with us.

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years. Our aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment. We believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the care they receive, working in partnership with professionals. If you would like to understand more who we are and what we do, please visit About Us

We offer a range of staff benefits and you can view them all here

Please note that the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has a limited number of internships. All available internships are advertised on our vacancies page. Due to the high volume of enquiries we receive about internships we are unable to respond to speculative applications and advise that you check our vacancies page regularly for available internships or register an account with us for the option to receive job alert emails.

You will need to register an account in order to apply for our vacancies and your data will be held in line with Data Protection requirements. Please view our privacy statement below for more information.

View our current vacancies here.

Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. When you apply for any vacancy your personal data will be processed as set out in this notice.

Please note: we underwent an upgrade on our application portal in late 2019, which involved all existing applicant data being erased. If you applied before that time, you will need to re-enter your information.

Helpful Guidance

Applicants are advised to avoid using the Safari browser as this browser can cause technical issues when completing our application form. Please use an alternative browser, e.g. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox. Update: there is a visual glitch on the application form's 'Confirm' page that makes it appear as though employment/education history is incomplete, when it is in fact complete and visible in full. Please note: applicants are advised to avoid using special characters (e.g. &*%@^) in the application form since this will create error messages when attempting to save information. It is important to note that the Supporting Statement section of the application form has a character limit of 4000 (with spaces), not words. Applicants are also advised to complete the application form using a computer or laptop.

Please contact if you experience any problems with submitting your application. 

Visa Sponsorship 

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Visa sponsorship to candidates who do not have the Right to Work in the UK and we do not hold a sponsor licence. All our vacancies are based in the UK.