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New Vacancy at Jimmy's Cambridge

Jimmy's Cambridge is pleased to announce that we are looking for candidates for the following role :

NEW Interim Post - Chief Operating Officer(COO)

Salary in the region of £43,000 per annum

Fixed term post for initial 12month period – 36 hours/week

Following a period of rapid growth at Jimmy’s Cambridge we are looking to recruit an Interim COO to strengthen the organisation.

Key responsibilities for the Interim COO are as follows:

  • Overseeing an established team of line managers covering HR, Finance, Communications, Fundraising and Operations
  • Nurturing, supporting and developing the skills of the existing team,
  • Input to the strategic aims of the charity through acting as a deputy to the CEO
  • Overseeing the production of reports and other management information and ensuring submission in a timely fashion

In order to be considered for this Interim Charity COO role, you need to demonstrate skills which include the following (for full details please refer to the person specification):

• Excellent people management and development skills

• The ability to listen carefully and bring out the best in people

• Proven leadership ability at a senior level

• Ideally some form of charity/housing sector experience

• The ability to pick up direct and indirect information quickly

• A working understanding of financial reports

• An understanding of HR issues

This Interim post may suit someone who has been in a senior role and now wants to give something back to the community or who feels passionate about working in this charity sector.

Benefits include a pension where the employer contributes 5% with a 3% employee contribution, 25 days’ holiday and flexible working.

The successful candidate will be offered the post subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Please be aware of the following timetable for interviews:

First interviews - Friday 3rd August

Second interviews - Monday 13th August

If you would like to visit the project of discuss the post with a trustee, please contact either the CEO Henry Brown or HR Manager Lis Silver on 01223 576085.

Applications should be on a Jimmy’s application form LINK with a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification (as given in job description link).

Closing date for applications – 10am on Monday 30th July

The full job description can be found here and the application form here


Further to the recent Link Support Workers vacancy notification, please note that there is now a revised closing date of noon on Monday 16th July. Interviews will take place the week after.

There are also vacancies for Locum staff. The same application form can be used for these vacancies too, with the same closing date.

The Job description can be found here. The application form can be found here.


As you are all aware the GDPR legislation is effective today and Jimmy's is pleased to announce that we are compliant with its data protection requirements. Your privacy has always been important to us, from volunteer to guest, staff to supporters and we are resolute in our commitment to protecting your personal data. If you have any questions then please do contact Barry on Thank you


Hello everyone, hot on the heels of our thank you to all you generous people, could we ask that if you are planning on dropping items off to us (for which we are truly grateful) that the donations, ideally, be made during 11am to 5pm, as we are exceptionally busy outside of those core hours. Thank you for your co-operation.