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Trustee Vacancy (volunteer role)


For 25 years, Jimmy’s has been providing help to people experiencing homelessness in Cambridge. We work with local people, communities, organisations, and partners to deliver 24/7 emergency help, support and accommodation 365 days a year for those who would otherwise be sleeping rough.

Thank you for your interest in our current vacancy for a trustee with a background in finance. We are a lively and committed board with a range of backgrounds and experience and we are currently looking to strengthen our expertise in finance. We welcome applications from potential trustees and we are particularly keen to receive interest from as diverse a range of candidates as possible. If you would like an informal discussion prior to making an application, please contact our Chair, Dr. Fiona Blake:

Applications should be made on our application form and accompanied by a supporting letter outlining your interest in joining us. Please send theses to Sara Dunn at

Please ensure we receive your applications by 5th July 2021. Successful candidates will be invited to a first interview on 17th July 2021. Depending on coronavirus restrictions at the time, we then hope to be able to invite strong candidates for a face to face meeting .

Specific details of the role and the person requirements can be found here

Support Worker

Support Worker – East Road

Hours between 22.5 (3 shifts) and 38.5 (5 shifts) per week (average) available

£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

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 11th June 2021.

To apply or arrange to speak to someone about the role, email The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.