Join our family to brighten young lives

About Us

At Pebbles, we offer therapeutic residential child care and education to children and young people aged 8-18 who have suffered early years adversities and need a safe space to call ‘home’. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the sector, we have built a reputation for excellence and expertise and are on a mission to lead the way in providing bespoke therapeutic care and education.

Within the nurturing environment of our loving homes and schools, our teams adopt an unparalleled therapeutic approach, making a lasting difference to young people’s lives. A career in residential child care is more than a job; it is a journey of nurture and compassion that leads to astonishing outcomes.

Alongside caring for our young people, we deeply care for our employees, and offer excellent benefits and pathways for progression and growth. Our innovative and progressive nature provides the foundation for the many long-lasting and inspiring career journeys within our family.

Our Job Vacancies


19 homes based across Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire, South and North Lanarkshire, Fife, and Perthshire.

North East

Our teams in the North East offer a wealth of knowledge, experience and development opportunities.

Lancashire & Cumbria

We have 9 beautiful homes based across Cumbria and Lancashire, offering full time and part time opportunities.


We have 10 established homes across Yorkshire offering excellent training and development opportunities

St. Helens

Our 6 solo homes in St Helens work closely together, and offer full time opportunities for experienced care workers.

All vacancies

All available vacancies in our Psychology, Education, Maintenance, and professional services teams.

Our Culture & Values

We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment where you’ll feel valued, heard, and understood. We ensure our employees have a voice by issuing newsletters, conducting employee surveys, holding career reviews, and carrying out monthly social recognition awards.

We go above and beyond to meet the needs and aspirations of our young people and employees, so that everyone can progress in their lives and careers.


We accept responsibility for our own words, actions, and results, both individually and collectively.


We are respectful in our relationships with colleagues, children, and young people.


We work as a united family to be more effective, efficient, and fulfilled


We give 100% in all that we do, and approach everything with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Our Benefits

Healthcare Cashback Plan

As part of our team, we’ll offer you Medicash to help you take care of your health, wellbeing, and finances.

Learning & Development Opportunities

We have invested hugely to provide you with both recognised and bespoke learning and development opportunities through our own Learning and Development programmes.

Life Assurance, Pension & Annual Leave

Upon joining our family, you’ll be entitled to life assurance, pension, and annual leave.

Industry Recognised Qualifications

We love empowering our people to do an amazing job and therefore we'll fund relevant courses for you.

Employee Referral Scheme

We know that the best talent comes from word of mouth, which is why we'll offer you a generous refer-a-friend bonus scheme.

Cover of DBS/PVG Cost

It's a regulatory requirement to have a DBS or PVG check to work in care, and we believe it's fair to take off the burden of this annual cost from you.

During my time working at Pebbles Care, I have seen many new strategies and support systems implemented. The company continues to develop and grow, whilst keeping the young people at the centre of this. The therapeutic approach that has been adopted throughout the company has had an amazing impact and I am grateful to be a part of this and within the lives of the children and young people. I have truly loved my time at Pebbles Care and would recommend the company to anyone wishing to work within the sector.

Katie Lavelle

Deputy Manager

Our Recruitment Process

Step One

Apply for your chosen role by completing an online application form

Step Two

The Recruitment Team will contact you to have an informal chat on the telephone

Step Three

You'll then be invited to meet with a manager for a face-to-face or video interview

Step Four

You'll receive a written job offer and access to complete your onboarding forms

Step Five

We'll complete all necessary pre-employment checks and send your contact of employment

Safer Recruitment Statement

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people in our care and all hiring managers complete safer recruitment training on a regular basis.

Can't find the role you are looking for?

We are always keen to discover great talent. If you are passionate about caring for others, then we want to hear from you. So please register your interest by contacting the Recruitment Team at


How long does the recruitment process take?

Depending on the role you have applied for, and your notice period, normally 4 to 6 weeks.

What happens in the interview?

Interviews will normally take between 45 and 60 minutes. We will arrange either an ‘in- person interview’ or ‘video interview’. We will introduce ourselves and ask you questions about your experience and career aspirations. Our priority is to get to know you and you learn about your key skills. We will ensure that you can ask questions about the role that you have applied for.

How long will I wait to hear from you?

We shortlist applications every day and so normally we will respond very quickly. If we receive a high volume of applications, we aim to get back to your application within ten working days. Interview outcomes and feedback can take up to one week. We will always keep you up to date and can be contacted every step of the way.

What is involved in your onboarding process?

Due to the nature of the children’s residential care sector, our recruitment checks are quite extensive. These checks are in place to ensure that we safeguard our children and young people. We will carry out a right to work check and you will be required to complete online forms so we can obtain an updated disclosure, detailed reference checks, and health questionnaire.

If I do not meet all the essential criteria, should I still apply?

We recommend that you should apply, even if you feel that there is something you still need to gain. Maybe we can advise you, or suggest another role that is suitable and with your permission we can save your details for future opportunities.