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Finance Admin Assistant

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 support staff.

About the Role

The main role of the Finance Admin Assistant is to provide clerical and administrative support to the Resources Co-Ordinator and Finance Officer/Manager. The post holder will be have financial administrative experience and will need excellent record keeping skills, attention to detail and a flexible approach.

Working hours - the post-holder will work 16 hours per week, flexibly within standard office hours - Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. The working pattern to be agreed with the line manager.


How to Apply

To apply, please send us your CV, a cover letter setting out how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification, and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. officeadmin@jimmyscambridge.org.uk.

The Job description can be found here.

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


Finance Manager Vacancy

Finance Manager


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 organisation’s focus is to use as much of our time, funding, and resources on supporting people who are experiencing homelessness. To do this well, we need efficient, excellent services that support the organisation and support the teams.

This role will lead on managing Jimmy’s finance operations, in conjunction with the Chief Executive.

At the moment we do not have a Finance Manager. The Finance Officer is going on maternity leave from the end of October. Therefore, we have decided to recruit a Finance Manager for 1 year, and to contract out the core financial processing to our accountants who are currently and will continue to produce our quarterly management accounts.

Ideally the person will be available to start in October or early November. The post will suit someone who can work a mix of both office and home.

About You

The new person will come with experience and a working knowledge of charity finance and accounting, ideally with a finance qualification or where finance is a core component of a relevant management or business qualification. They will understand some of the legal and governance requirements relevant to a charitable organisation. We need someone with great communication skills, who can build relationships with people. They will be very well organised and have the right people and project management experience and skills. Overarching this, the person will come with a 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 25th September 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.

Bank Support Workers Vacancy

Bank Support Workers

Variable shifts

Salary £11.53 per hour

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 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 new person will be covering shifts in case of sickness and annual/other leave. In doing so you will cover the duties of the absent person, and will assume joint responsibility for the assessment, support and resettlement needs of residents in accordance with Jimmy’s policies. You will be contributing to the running of the service covering a variety of shifts where needed, inclusive or early, late and overnight. Shift times are 7am to 30pm, 2.30 pm to 10.30pm and 10pm to 7am.

You will be adhering to our Health & Safety policy to provide a safe working/living environment. This role will also require some domestic duties when working overnights.

The role also requires good IT skills due to regular use of IT systems such as Charitylog and Microsoft 365.

About You

You will come with experience and 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 early, late and overnight, including weekends, you will also have great communication skills, and be able to quickly build trusting relationships with people. We are a small charity, and a willingness to be ‘hands on’ is required as needed.

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.

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.


Harvest 2020

It is that time of year once again when Harvest is upon us. Sadly, harvest will be a very different experience for us this year. Usually we very much enjoy visiting lots of schools and churches giving talks about Jimmy’s and meeting all the wonderful people who so generously keep us going throughout the year with such kind donations.

This year we would like to ask for donations for not only our Assessment Centre, but also our wider support to our houses and those in floating support, therefore we have a wish list of both food items and everyday necessities we are always in need of.

Jimmy’s likes to support the community as much as it supports us, however with current guidelines it will be difficult to give talks this year, however we will be trying to say thank you in a different way.

If people would rather not donate goods, we do also have an Amazon Harvest Wish List which can be found here, items will be delivered straight to Jimmy's if select gift registry address on checkout.

Or donations can be made towards Harvest, you can read more on our Donate page on how to do this.

If you have a School/Church or other group who would still like to support us, please do let us know as we will be making a plan to ensure safe collection/delivery.

Harvest Wish List can be downloaded here

For all harvest enquiries contact Jimmy’s on 01223 576085 or sara@jimmyscambridge.org.uk

Thank you for all your kindness, help and support.

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.

Click here to read article in the Cambridge independent:

Click here to read more about this exciting new project.