Work for us

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) was launched in 2016 and is the first 0-25 mental health service in the UK. As a partnership organisation led by Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, we provide a range of mental health services because our mission is to be: ‘the first city where mental health problems are not a barrier to children, young people or young adults achieving their dreams’.

Today, our goal is to provide the best level of support and care to the young people and their families that reach out to us. 

We're always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people who like a challenge and care as much as we do about innovative, safe and high-quality mental healthcare. 

Our job opportunities

Our NHS partner, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) uses NHS Jobs to advertise vacancies, so look out for the Forward Thinking Birmingham logo in adverts from the Trust. Please complete and submit your application via the NHS Jobs website. If you have any queries, you can email us at bwc.ftb@nhs.net

See our latest vacancies on NHS Jobs

Look out for our Virtual Recruitment Events where you can come along, meet the team and learn more about our services. Details of these are included in our job adverts.

Need further training/development? We provide a full range of training and development opportunities to support you to enhance your skills and progress your career.

Roles at Pause, our city-centre drop-in service, are advertised on The Children's Society's recruitment page. To find out more about volunteering at Pause, please see the Events page for the next Volunteer Information Session. Please be aware that volunteers must be over 18 and we cannot offer work experience and short term university placements.

All posts within our adult inpatient units are advertised by the Priory Group.

In joining FTB, you join a truly unique and groundbreaking mental health service that puts children, young people and families at the heart of what we do.

Quick Contact Details

Access Centre Number - 0300 300 0099

Postal Address - 5th Floor, 1 Printing House Street, Birmingham, B4 6DF

Access Centre operating hours - Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

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We understand

Parent, carers and friends might also have questions.

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