Work For Us

NELFT provides an extensive range of integrated community and mental health services for people across north-east London, Essex and Kent and Medway. On this section, you can find out about our upcoming recruitment events, our opportunities for students and young people looking for work experience and apprenticeships and you can also apply for our current opportunities in your local areas:

  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Havering
  • Redbridge
  • Waltham Forest
  • Basildon
  • Brentwood
  • Thurrock
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Barnet

We provide an Emotional Wellbeing Mental Health Service for children and young people across the whole of Essex. We are the provider of all age eating disorder services and child and adolescent mental health services across Kent and Medway.

NEW dedicated careers website

We have recently launched our new NELFT careers website which is dedicated to highlighting career opportunities and ways in which you can start your career journey here at NELFT. You will also learn about everything #TeamNELFT and what it's really like to work here by reading our staff testimonials. Take a look: NELFT careers

Careers homepage

We have vacancies in the following sectors


Our 5 USP's

  1. Award-winning organisation for our work in the field of diversity and inclusivity

  2. Innovative ways of working, improving patient care and staff work/life balance

  3. A successful and ambitious Trust, continuously acquiring new services

  4. Colleagues across all levels and disciplines encouraged and successfully involved in introducing innovation and quality improvement

  5.  A strong commitment to working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to design and deliver the best care

Award winning teams and individuals

Among our staff we have award winning teams and individuals who are evidence of the innovative way we deliver community and mental health services to an incredibly diverse population across north east London and south west Essex.

Disability Confident Employer

It’s not only our population that is diverse, but also our staff profile. We are extremely supportive of equality and are award winners in this field. Equality and diversity is a high priority for us, we are proud of our staff and want them to be proud of us.

We pride ourselves in our ongoing commitment to being a Disability Confident Employer. We wish to reiterate that declaring a disability at the point of application, or at any point in a recruitment or selection process, will not count against any individual, nor prevent them from being shortlisted, subject to meeting the minimum criteria of the person specification.

In this video from our NELFT talks series, our CEO Prof. Oliver Shanley OBE and Jacqui Van Rossum, Executive Director for Integrated Care in London, are in conversation wtih Marie-Antoinette Ferreira-Pursley, Co-Chair of our Disability Staff Network and co-chair for Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties Network. They talk through the disability support available for NELFT staff and our ambitions to make sure that NELFT is a fully disability inclusive employer. 

You said:We did

In 2014, we launched the You said:We did campaign; a trust-wide scheme that looks to alleviate issues staff face on a day to day basis that have a negative impact on their morale and on patients’ experiences. Everyone’s contributions are valued, whether you join us to work in a corporate function or are on front line of service delivery, every role impacts on the services we provide.

Join us

Whether you happened upon this site by chance, or you are interested in applying for a position at NELFT, we can offer you peer and management support, professional development and the chance to be part of a team that delivers high quality services to patients.