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Data and Research Lead

Job title: Data and Research Lead

Reports to: Resources Co-ordinator

Hours: 3 days per week (21 hours)

Salary: £14,863 for 3 days (based on a full-time salary of £25,481)

Contract: 1 year

Leave: 15 days per annum plus pro rata bank holidays

Pension: 5% employer contribution

About Jimmy’s Cambridge

Jimmy’s Cambridge is one of Cambridge’s leading providers of support and accommodation to people who are and have been experiencing homelessness. We help people get off the streets and into their own home, backed up with all the support we can offer from our talented and committed team of staff, volunteers and partners.

Our success in delivering our services is underpinned by the support we receive from individuals, organisations, our volunteers and our partners, all of whom are fundamental to our work. In addition to maintaining a sustainable set of existing services, we also have ambitious plans to increase our services and impact, ensuring we can support as many people as possible who are and have been experiencing homelessness.

Purpose of the Role

As an organisation we have decided to utilise Inform (https://www.in-form.org.uk) as our service management database, in line with other homeless organisations in Cambridge and the City Council; and Salesforce Non-Profit as our donor/funder database:

https://www.salesforce.com/uk/solutions/industries/nonprofit/overview/.

While we are already working with a Salesforce consultant to ensure the new databases meet our needs, we want to build up internal capacity to enable the best use of the data for learning, research and ultimately better service provision.

The first goal is to support the Head of Services to embed Inform as our service management database; that users (mostly our support workers) are trained and find the database meets their needs; and to set it up to produce reports to helps us improve our services and report to funders. The second goal to work with the CEO and Communications/Fundraising Team to further develop and embed Salesforce Non-Profit as our donor/funder database, ensuring strong fundraising outcomes going forward.

As this evolves, there will opportunities to work with the CEO, and research partners(including at Cambridge University), to use the data and information we are collecting to evaluate the impact of our services, and collect evidence which has a wider influence about how homeless services can be delivered (e.g. by publishing ‘insight reports’).

How to Apply

To apply, please send us your CV and a supporting statement setting out how you meet the requirements in the Person Specification which can be found here, - both no more than 2 sides each - and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which can be found here.

Closing date for applications is 9am on 27 May 2021. We will be holding interviews on 1 June 2021, ideally in person subject to any restrictions at the time.

To apply, and any questions, email sarah.cochran@jimmyscambridge.org.uk.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.



Housing Support Worker

Housing Support Worker

£24,012 - £25,481 per annum dependent on experience

Permanent Contract

About Jimmy’s Cambridge

Jimmy’s Cambridge is one of Cambridge’s leading providers of support and accommodation to people who are and have been experiencing homelessness. We aim to help people get people off the streets and into their own home, backed up with all the support we can offer from our talented and committed team of staff, volunteers and partners.

The Role

The Housing Support Worker works on an outreach basis to support our residents living in our shared houses and modular homes across Cambridge, and to people who may need some support when they move out of Jimmy’s into a longer-term home. The role aims to enable residents to achieve a level of independence in housing that they would not normally achieve on their own.

You will be able to build meaningful, professional relationships with residents, by listening, advocating, enabling, and empowering, including helping to access support from other services to meet the needs of each resident. Tailored support plans will back up a person-centred, empathetic, and motivating approach, to help residents achieve their goals.

The role will require an element of lone working.

About You

You will come with experience of working with people who have complex needs, perhaps who have experienced homelessness. Although not essential, you will ideally have experience of working in an outreach capacity visiting people in their own homes or have the ability to do so.

You will have knowledge of the challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness, and how to support people to maintain their homes and deal with the challenges that led them to becoming homeless in the first place.

Essential to this role is having great communication skills, and an ability to quickly build trusting relationships with people working in a non-judgemental and non-confrontational way.

As the role will involve working alone at times in the community, you will understand how to conduct risk assessments, both in advance and on the spot, and know when you need peer support. This role will become an integral part of the team, and the support from you to colleagues and from them to you, is an essential part of what makes this service work so well.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us your CV, a supporting statement on no more than 2 sides setting out how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification which can be found here, and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which can be found here. Closing date for applications is 9am on 21st May 2021.

To apply or arrange to speak to someone about the role, email sarah.cochran@jimmyscambridge.org.uk. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Support Worker

Support Worker – East Road

Option 1 - 37.5 hours per week (average)

Option 2 - 22.5 hours per week (average)

£22,183-£23,080 (NJC Point 12-14) for 36 hours, pro rata for number of hours

Fixed Term until 31 March 2022 with the potential to extend subject to funding

About Jimmy’s Cambridge

Jimmy’s Cambridge is one of Cambridge’s leading providers of support and accommodation to people who are and have been experiencing homelessness. We aim to help people get people off the streets and into their own home, backed up with all the support we can offer from our talented and committed team of staff, volunteers and partners.

The Role

We have two jobs available one 22.5 hours per week and one 37.5 hours per week.

You will take responsibility for the assessment, support and resettlement needs of residents in accordance with Jimmy’s policies.

You will joint work with partner agencies to achieve positive resettlement outcomes and addressing the support needs of the residents. And you will contribute to the day service by facilitating meaningful activity for residents to engage with.

You will adhere to Health and Safety policy, inclusive of individual shift checklists, to provide a safe working/living environment.

This role will require the person to have good IT skills and will require substantial use of systems such as Salesforce (Inform) and Microsoft 365. You will be responsible for key-working residents and developing individual needs/risk assessments, support plans and maintaining the resident resettlement pathway. The role will also require an element of lone working.

About You

You will come with some knowledge of the challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness, along with a genuine interest and drive to support them. You will be able to work a variety of shifts, inclusive of weekends. You will be well organised with the ability to evidence a high standard of resident support.

Essential to this role is having great communication skills, and an ability to quickly build trusting relationships with people. You must have a willingness to be ‘hands on’ as required.

Training will be offered to people who have all the right skills and competencies, but perhaps are new to working with this group of people.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us your CV, a supporting statement on no more than 2 sides setting out how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification here, and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here. Closing date for applications is 9am on 21st May 2021. Interviews will be held on 26th May 2021.

To apply or arrange to speak to someone about the role, email sarah.cochran@jimmyscambridge.org.uk. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Communications Manager

Communications Manager

Full-time, 36 hours per week, opportunity for flexible working

£29,577 to £35,745 subject to experience

About Jimmy’s Cambridge

Jimmy’s Cambridge is one of Cambridge’s leading providers of support and accommodation to people who are and have been experiencing homelessness. We aim to help people get people off the streets and into their own home, backed up with all the support we can offer from our talented and committed team of staff, volunteers and partners.

The Role

This exciting new role is an exceptional opportunity to build, shape and deliver Jimmy's communications offer, in order to help meet our ambitious aims. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will use your passion, experience, and expertise to implement a new communications strategy. This will maximise engagement with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders – supporting us to develop greater community links – and supporting fundraising efforts to run transformative services and projects.

As a community organisation, maximising engagement and communication with our local community is critical to our success. Whilst the role would suit a communications professional, fundraising experience in helping organisations to increase and diversify income streams, steward existing supporters and identify and securing new funding opportunities would be a bonus.

A key part of the role will also be to ensure the impact of our work is clearly communicated to a range of audiences, allowing key stakeholders fully appreciate the difference we make to our local community.

About You

You will have a proven track record of successfully communicating and advocating on behalf of an organisation – either commercial or charitable - and demonstrable experience of customer engagement, and in developing and delivering communications campaigns. Fundraising experience or knowledge of the charitable sector will be a bonus.

You will be a great communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills, able to build relationships and create inspiring campaigns. Jimmy’s has a wonderful breadth of stakeholders that all help keep us doing the work we do, and you will know how to ensure these are valued and are given the opportunity to understand and appreciate the impact their support is making.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us your CV and a supporting statement setting out how you meet the requirements in the Person Specification which can be found here - both no more than 2 sides each - and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which can be found here. Closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 21 May 2021. We will be holding first stage interviews virtually on 28 May, with a second stage in person on 3rd June. To apply, and any questions, email sarah.cochran@jimmyscambridge.org.uk. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.





Mental Health Practitioner

Mental Health Practitioner

36 hours per week, flexible working

£35,745 per annum

About Jimmy’s Cambridge

Jimmy’s Cambridge is one of Cambridge’s leading providers of support and accommodation to people who are and have been experiencing homelessness. We aim to help people get people off the streets and into their own home, backed up with all the support we can offer from our talented and committed team of staff, volunteers and partners.

The Role

This post is an exciting new role which will help support and tackle mental health issues amongst Jimmy’s residents, of both our hostels and our community based accommodation. As we move to a more psychologically informed environment, led by our new Head of Services, we aim to offer more on-site mental health support, enabling our residents to recover and move on with their lives.

About You

You will have a relevant qualification ideally in mental health nursing or social work. This will be backed up with experience in supporting people with complex needs, including people who are experiencing both mental health issues and who are tackling alcohol and substance misuse. You will be excellent at building relationships with people, taking time to get to know people to work out how you can provide the help they need, including accessing related services.

Overarching this, the person will come with a genuine understanding and interest in people who are experiencing homelessness.

Supported by the Evelyn Trust.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us your CV, a supporting statement on no more than 2 sides setting out how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification here, and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here. Closing date for applications is 9am on 21 May 2021. Candidates will be informed on the afternoon of 21 May if they are being invited to an interview. In-person interviews will be held at one of our sites in central Cambridge on 27 May 2021.

To apply or arrange to speak to someone about the role, email sarah.cochran@jimmyscambridge.org.uk. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.