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Mental Health Practitioner Vacancy

Up to full time 36 hours per week, flexible working

£35,745 per annum, pro rata for 6 months

Contract initially for 6 months, extension 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

This post is an exciting new role which will help to support and tackle mental health issues amongst Jimmy’s residents. Recognising that gaps exist in mental health provision for our residents, and which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 situation, we are seeking a mental health practitioner to work on-site at Jimmy’s.

Ideally the person will be available to start as soon as possible. We initially have funding for 6 months and are awaiting decisions to be able to extend this. There is flexibility on the working hours which are up to 36 hours full time.

About You

You will have a relevant qualification 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.

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, and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. Closing date for applications is midnight 8 November 2020.

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

The Job description can be found here.

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

Special announcement from Jimmy's for World Homeless Day

For World Homeless Day, which happens on the 10th October every year, Jimmy’s Cambridge announces it has joined up with Cambridge City Council and the Hill Group to launch new modular homes across the city for people who are experiencing homelessness.

Following on from Jimmy’s successful launch in June 2020 of 6 new modular homes, the charity is seeking to expand this opportunity. When the City Council announced its intention to use spare land to host new modular homes, Jimmy’s felt it was in the best position to help.

The homes will be donated to Jimmy’s by the Hill Group Foundation, with the City Council providing the land. Two sites have already had planning approved for 10 new modular homes, with a third site identified for up to another 7 new homes.

Jimmy’s has remained open throughout the pandemic, with staff and volunteers continuing to support people, including working with the City Council and charity partners to support people who’ve been sleeping rough who have been temporarily housed in hotels. These new homes are part of a joint ambition to ensure that no-one has to return to the street.

World Homeless Day is an international event that takes place every year. The purpose is to draw attention to the needs of people who experience homelessness and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to this.

Mark Allan, Chief Executive of Jimmy’s Cambridge, says “Our role is to provide a home and support to people who have been experiencing homeless, and many of the people Jimmy’s helps have been sleeping rough on the street. The 6 new modular homes we launched in June have proved very popular. A small community has formed, with the residents supporting each other and looking out for each other. It really works. The chance to provide more of these homes is a great opportunity and will make a massive impact on people’s lives. And we are pleased to announce this for World Homeless Day, as part of Jimmy’s community response to meeting the needs of people who are homeless in Cambridge.”

Richard Johnson, Executive Councillor for Housing at Cambridge City Council, says “Cambridge City Council is fully committed to helping those who are homeless find a route out so they can leave the street behind for good and rebuild their lives.

A range of approaches are used to support this objective, including through the modular homes initiative the council has developed with Hill.

The homes have been designed with input from former rough sleepers to ensure they are suitable for the support needs and requirements of those who will use them.

They are not meant to be a permanent residence, but a first step in transitioning from hostel or temporary accommodation into a more sustainable, long-term housing placement.

With this in mind I am delighted that Jimmy’s has agreed to oversee and run the homes on behalf of the council. We have a very strong relationship with Jimmy’s, and I know their knowledge and expertise will help ensure the project will be a success.”

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.


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.