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Job Vacancy - Head of Services

Job Vacancy - Head of Services

About The Role

This is a unique opportunity to take on a new role in a much-respected local charity and lead on all matters related to the support of people who are experiencing homelessness. Jimmy’s currently runs a range of services in Cambridge, which this post will take responsibility for: -

· 24/7 emergency accommodation service based on East Road, with 26 beds, where people stay with us generally from 28 – 56 days.

· People can then move onto one of our 9 shared houses, where we support people for up to a period of 2 years, while helping them into more sustainable accommodation.

· 24/7 Controlled Drinking Project, supporting people who are alcohol dependent to control and reduce their alcohol consumption.

· Extended or ‘floating’ support, where we support people who have moved on from Jimmy’s accommodation, but still need our help.

· Emergency winter service (SWEP), providing an extra 26 beds during colder nights between October and March in a partnership with the City Council.

· 6 new single-occupancy modular homes, in a partnership with Allia Future Business.

The role will be responsible for leading, supporting and developing our committed team of staff and volunteers, ensuring we continue to provide a caring, supportive, and high-quality service. As essential workers, the team have come to work every day to ensure our services remain open. It continues to be a difficult time for many people, with unprecedented support to rough sleepers during the pandemic, and Jimmy’s will need to adapt to meet the continued challenges many people will face in the future.

About You

The person will come with experience of running high quality services that support people who have complex needs and who face a wide variety of challenges. This does not have to been in this sector, this is about meeting the needs of the people we support, so a background of service planning linked to improving outcomes for people with complex needs is required. The person will have excellent coaching and line management skills, someone with great communication skills, who can build relationships with people. They will be very well organised. We are a small charity, and a willingness to be ‘hands on’ as required is needed. Overarching this, the person will come with an understanding and genuine interest in supporting people who are experiencing homelessness.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us your CV and a supporting statement setting out how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification, both no more than 2 sides each, and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. Closing date for applications is 2nd July 2020. We will be holding first stage interviews virtually, with a second stage likely to be in person, subject to the latest guidance at the time. To apply, and any questions, email officeadmin@jimmyscambridge.org.uk

The Job description can be found here.

Please also fill our Equal Opportunities form which can be found here.


Modular Homes Project - Mission Accomplished

"Mission accomplished as modular homes for the homeless installed in Cambridge".

We are really pleased this project is now happening. Jimmy’s is here to help people who’ve previously been rough sleeping, and give them a home, and this project allows us to give 6 people a home. People have waited patiently and are really excited to move in.

https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/mission-accomplished-as-modular-homes-installed-9110820/?fbclid=IwAR3ygBnryU_GWPglOVSwb6vkJ2Pwk8uHUPKCt0-XlgY4IRSmtWbwNHHM3kY

Investing in Volunteers

Hello all, as you know we at Jimmy's are fiercely proud of our wider volunteer family and the tremendous support, skills and dedication they add to our services. We are always looking to make Jimmy's more volunteer friendly and an attractive place to volunteer, this is why we are pleased to announce our re-accreditation to the Investors in Volunteers national standard, achieved earlier this month

The standard sets out our commitment to volunteers across all levels of Jimmy's. It demonstrates our commitment to providing an excellent service whilst people volunteer at Jimmy's and the integration of volunteers across the whole of Jimmy's services. We would like to say a huge thank you to all staff, volunteers and trustees who assisted us in securing another 3 years of IIV accreditation, a badge we will wear and uphold with distinction.

Finance and Resources Manager Vacancy

Finance and Resources Manager

Amazing new opportunity for someone with a background in finance and operations, and a commitment to tackling homelessness.

About Jimmy’s Cambridge

Jimmy’s is one of Cambridge’s leading providers of support and accommodation to people 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.

The Role

We aim to use as much of our funding and resources to support people who are experiencing homelessness. To enable us to do this, we need efficiently run finances and resources to support the team and general running of the organisation.

This new role brings together key functions of finance, human resources, facilities, IT, and other related resources, to ensure they are run as efficiently and effectively as possible. Many of our resources are delivered through contracts, which need constant review to ensure we are getting the best service and best value for money.

About You

The person will come with experience and a working knowledge of charity finance and accounting. We need someone who understands some of the legal and governance requirements relevant to a charitable organisation. We need great communication skills, someone who can build relationships with people. Being well organised will be central to how this person works, and the person will have the right people and project management experience and skills. We are a small charity, and a willingness to be ‘hands on’ as required is needed.

Overarching this, the person will want to work with an organisation that is making a real difference to people's lives.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us your CV and a supporting statement setting out how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification, both no more than 2 sides each, and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. Closing date for applications is 14th June 2020. We will be holding first stage interviews virtually, with a second stage subject to the latest guidance at the time. To apply, and any questions, email officeadmin@jimmyscambridge.org.uk .

The Job description can be found here.

Please also fill our Equal Opportunities form which can be found here.

SWEP REVIEW

November 2019 seems a long time ago but on the 5th of that month Jimmy's Cambridge, operating out of the Salvation Army hall on Mill Road, began our winter-long task to support people based on the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP). This protocol developed between Jimmy's and the Cambridge City Council provides basic accommodation and food to help individuals off the streets in weather that could prove fatal. Over the 5 month period, until 31 March 2020, we:-

• Helped up to 20 people every night we were open.

• Served over 750 hot meals, including Christmas Dinner.

• Opened for 7 days non-stop over Christmas to New Year.

• Opened the service for a record 15 consecutive nights in early 2020

• Worked alongside a small pool of 12 volunteers over the entire 5 months

• Worked with partners including Cambridge City Council, Cambridge Street Outreach, Wintercomfort and many others.

We'd like to thank all of our staff, volunteers, partners for their dedication in their support over the SWEP Period. Also our very sincere thanks to everyone from the community for your countless donations, kind words and overall support through the long days of Winter.