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Start 2024 in a role that makes a positive difference

We are growing

Alternative Futures Group is in a fantastic period of growth and we are looking to turbo boost this by adding to our already talented and ambitious team. We are investing, by creating a number of new roles, which we believe will accelerate our ambitious growth plans, expanding our reach to positively impact more lives.

Do you want to be part of a world where amazing people do amazing things every day?

What makes AFG different?

Our people make AFG the great place it is. They do amazing things every day to make a positive difference for the people we support. When you join AFG you can expect more than just a rewarding role – we’re here to support, develop and recognise our people.

Our Head Office colleagues are predominantly home-based but have regular opportunities for face to face collaboration with other amazing colleagues. We have office locations where people can meet and we hold in person gatherings throughout the year, Leadership Conferences, and large-scale events for the people we support, there’s always an exciting reason to come together and meet colleagues face to face.

What roles do we currently have on offer?

Assistant Psychologist

Autism Lead

Bid Writer

Business Systems & MI Officer

Community Mental Health Practitioner

Director of Operations – Independent Hospitals

Director of Quality Improvement

Head of Clinical Support

Head of Estates

Head of Human Resources – temporary until 31st March 2025

Head of Marketing and Events

Learning Partner – 18 month temporary contract

Patient Flow Lead

Positive Behaviour Support Lead

Procurement Lead 

Project Delivery Manager

Service Development Manager – Learning Disabilities

Service Development Manager – Mental Health


Reward and recognition

We love to recognise and reward our amazing workforce. This might be through our ‘Credit Where Credit’s Due’ peer-recognition scheme, our annual Celebrate Success Awards, or through one of our internal recognition campaigns such as Random Act of Kindness Day or Professional Care Workers Week. We’re always looking for new ways to shine a spotlight on our people and thank them for the amazing work they do.

Career Pathways

Joining AFG is only the first step. Our internal development programmes equip you with the skills and opportunities to progress your career with us, whether you are an aspiring manager or want to develop onto our Executive Team. We’re a growing organisation and we take our people with us as we grow.


Our internal benefits hub. Because – you matter. Here, anyone working for AFG can access:

  • Opportunities to buy additional annual leave or sell
  • 24/7 access to GP consultations for you and immediate family
  • Access to an employee discounts portal providing deals for over 3,000 online and high street retailers (holidays, shopping, cinema, gyms etc)
  • Access to virtual mental health consultations
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Access to health, nutrition and fitness consultations

Learning and development

AFG is at the forefront of developing innovative learning opportunities – that’s why we’ve won the Princess Royal Training Award. Our LearningSpace and iLEARN digital portals offer a wide range of regularly updated resources, from IT skills to management training.

Everyone who joins AFG completes a first-class, highly engaging and informative induction programme alongside a host of ongoing learning opportunities.

Kirsty’s Story – From HR Advisor to Chief Operating Officer

Kirsty joined Alternative Futures Group fifteen years ago. After working in a HR role for one of the largest construction firms in the UK, she realised that she wanted to move into the third sector to take on a role that would allow her to make a positive difference.  It was then she joined a CIC supporting individuals and under-represented groups back into employment.

After this move Kirsty continued to pursue her passion for organisations making a positive impact and joined AFG. There wasn’t a HR department then, and Kirsty became HR Advisor for the north division. Taking on her role at a key time of growth, Kirsty was one of seventeen new joiners to create the HR team.

“When I joined, I was utilising my specific skills around TUPE because it played a key part of our growth agenda. Because of that agenda AFG grew massively in the first three years of me being here – I was onboarding new starters all around the north-west and then after this I had the opportunity to move into a more managerial role. Since then, I’ve had the chance to lead key developments and I’ve even been seconded out to other organisations. My first Executive post came as Director of HR in 2017 and as the organisation has continued to go from strength to strength my role has grown alongside this, I’m as excited today to be Chief People Officer and Chief Operating Officer for our Learning Disability Division as I was when I joined with seventeen others fifteen years ago.”

What would Kirsty say to someone thinking about joining Alternative Futures Group?

“You’re joining an amazing organisation and you’ll never look back. You get to work every day knowing that what you’re doing is positively impacting more lives and just like the exciting time I joined, we’re in another fantastic period of growth, so applying for a role today might be the start of your own amazing career with AFG.”