Recruitment events

At Lighthouse, we believe that children growing up in residential care should go on to achieve great things and lead fulfilling lives. We believe that social pedagogy, a focus on education, people and place is the best approach to supporting young people.

We are excited to be opening our first children’s home in south west London in 2021, and we are looking for a team of practitioners to work directly with children in the home.

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming recruitment events at the below dates and times, where you can find out more about Lighthouse and the Social Pedagogy Practitioner and Senior Social Pedagogy Practitioner roles in our children’s home.

You will be able to apply from Monday 22 March until Sunday 25 April.

Wednesday 17 March: 4.30-5.30pm – sign up here

Tuesday 23 March: 12.30-1.30pm – sign up here

Thursday 1 April: 9.30-10.30am – sign up here

Tuesday 6 April: 12.30-1.30pm – sign up here

Wednesday 14 April: 5-6pm – sign up here

You will have the opportunity to hear from:

  • Emmanuel Akpan-Inwang, our Founder and Director. Emmanuel will be talking about the history of Lighthouse, opening our first children’s home, and our aims and goals for the future. Emmanuel will also talk about the roles, what it would be like to work in the children’s home on a day-to-day basis using our approach, the range of training you would receive, and what we are looking for in new team members.
  • Sinead Kirrane-Davis, our Partnerships and Development Manager. Sinead will explain the benefits of working for Lighthouse and the application process in more detail.


You will then be able to choose who you would like to speak to in more detail, and ask them questions in a smaller group.

Lighthouse is always keen to learn from different types of experience. We value different views and constantly seek feedback to reflect on how we can grow and develop as an organisation.

We hold a number of events each year that help us to learn, and have been fortunate to have met and spoken to a wide group of people with diverse experience and insight.

An event we held to find out more about employment for children’s homes, was incredibly useful.
We learned a lot about the importance of:
  • Practicing your values
  • Work life balance
  • Good support from managers and colleagues
  • Being child centred