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Work at Brook

Brook is the UK’s leading sexual health charity for young people, currently helping 235,000 young people each year, and our staff are at the heart of what we do.

Brook’s services regularly have vacancies for sessional doctors, nurses, counsellors, information reception workers and outreach workers.

We’re also on the lookout for people to support the delivery of education and training in various locations across the UK.

View current vacancies

Find out about current opportunities to work at Brook.

Become a Brook nurse

Want to make a real difference to young people’s lives? If you have current NMC registration, and are interested in a career in contraception and sexual health, we want to hear from you.

Benefits of working for Brook

  • Annual leave – 28 days per annum, increasing up to 33 days (within 5 years), plus 8 bank holidays
  • Sick pay (up to 18 weeks per rolling year)
  • Flexible working
  • Peer-to-peer gratitude scheme
  • Assisted purchase scheme
  • Cycle to Work up to £1k
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • “It’s the time to talk’ – psychological assessment and treatment service
  • Long service awards
  • Maternity and paternity pay
  • Pension scheme – with contributions matched up to a maximum of 4%
  • Training and development opportunities

View the Brook staff privacy policy to find out how Brook processes staff data and information.

To find out more about equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at Brook please read our EDI statement here.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities.

For further information, contact You can also keep updated by following @BrookCharity on Twitter.

Blogs from our staff

Read these blogs written by Brook staff to find out more about the work we do, and what it’s like to work here.

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Why trust, autonomy and opportunity are so vital for a healthy work culture

We spoke to Jo Redding, Senior Sexual Health Nurse in Dudley, about her career journey, how her role at Brook has evolved, and why it’s so important to feel supported and valued at work.

Read Jo’s blog here.

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Brook’s opportunities for learning and development

Brook’s Head of Quality Rachel Smith is leading on Brook’s innovative workforce development plan. Here she tells us why it’s so important to invest in the development of our staff and what the journey looks like so far.

Read Rachel’s blog here.

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Moving to Brook after 27 years in the NHS

Kate Sheehan, a Contraception and Sexual Health Nurse at our all age service in Southend, tells us what it was like to join Brook in June 2021 during the pandemic and after 27 years working for the NHS.

Read Kate’s blog here.

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Why virginity myths are harmful for everyone

Nick Dunne, Head of Business Development, discusses how the socially constructed concept of virginity perpetuates gender norms and stigmas and how this can impact people across all genders and sexualities. 

Read Nick’s blog here.

Brook’s Digital Front Door Safeguarding Journey

Helen Anderson, Digital Manager at Brook, shares her insight on Brook’s Digital Front Door Journey and overcoming the challenges of safeguarding through digital tools 

Read Helen’s blog here.

Celebrating LGBT+ History month with 15,000 young people

Brook experts Nick Dunne and Sarah Simons tell us what it was like to deliver a virtual RSE Lesson to 15,000 young people in celebration of LGBT+ History Month.

Read Nick and Sarah’s blog here.

Tackling GBV and HIV: a joint approach

Raeena Hirve, Sexual and Reproductive Health Coordinator at Brook, discusses the links between Gender Based Violence and HIV and why work to prevent either must take both into account.

Read Raeena’s blog here.

5 top tips for teaching about puberty

Brook Education and Wellbeing Specialist, Ramoya Randall, explains 5 top tips for teaching puberty to young people in an inclusive and effective way.

Read Ramoya’s blog here.

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How I got here: Brook CASH Nurse

Megan Chambers is a Contraception and Sexual Health Nurse for Brook in Cornwall. She shares her journey of having various health and social care jobs before deciding to work in sexual health.

Read Megan’s blog here.

A week in the life of a Brook Education & Wellbeing Specialist

Ben Tooke is a Clinical Education and Wellbeing Specialist for Brook in London. He shares how he went from wanting to be a photographer to working in the field of sexual health, and why he’s grateful for all his experiences.

Read Ben’s blog here.

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How I got here: Brook Clinical Education and Wellbeing Specialist

Amber Newman-Clark, Education & Wellbeing Specialist for Brook in London, works hard every day to challenge stigma around sex and sexuality so that young people feel empowered to take control of their own lives. This is a week in Amber’s shoes…

Read Amber’s blog here.

Read more Brook blogs

We launched the Brook blog in September 2019 to shout louder about the sexual health and rights of young people.

It is a platform for Brook staff, sector colleagues and young activists to voice their thoughts on key topics impacting young people’s sexual and emotional wellbeing.

Visit the Brook blog


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