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Vacancies at Jimmy's Cambridge

Jimmy’s are currently recruiting for 2 locum Link Support worker positions.  Locum staff do not work a regular shift pattern but are contracted to work for a minimum of  1 shift per month with opportunities to pick up considerably more shifts after initial training.  Full training is provided for locum staff.  Locums are used to cover annual leave, sickness and training shifts (as detailed in the attached Job Description)  In addition there will be an opportunity during the winter period to pick up Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) shifts.  These will be 12 hours shifts from 7pm- 7am.  Locum staff are sent an email or text message indicating available shifts and are invited to commit to convenient shifts. The Job description can be found here.

Interviews for the post will take place early in September.  Please indicate on the application form if there are any days that you would not be available for interview.  The application form can be found here. For further details contact Sara on 01223 576085 and e-mail completed application forms to sara@jimmyscambridge.org.uk

Jimmy’s extends its service to rough sleepers in the City of Cambridge

Building on the overwhelmingly generous financial support from both Cambridge and wider horizons in support of rough sleepers, Jimmy’s Cambridge will soon be starting a short-term project aimed directly at outreach support to homeless rough sleepers.

 In response to the increasing numbers on the streets and the often-complex issues experienced by having to sleep rough, Jimmy’s are committing a dedicated trained member of staff for an intensive four month period with the provision of four additional bed spaces in the Assessment Centre. The support provided will be intensively around the guests needs to reflect a tailored personal support package with a view to resettlement to more sustainable accommodation.

Henry Brown, CEO, says “This opportunity, provided by the generosity of the public fundraising, seeks to build on existing relationships with Cambridge Street Mental Health Outreach Team whilst contributing toward the City Council’s Rough Sleeping strategy. It shows Jimmy’s commitment to finding workable, innovative solutions to the issues of street homeless. The route from front door to street floor can be all too quick, the route back often difficult and problematical, but with this extra dedicated resource, Jimmy’s is looking to encourage more individuals off the streets

The new pathway seeks to build stronger relationships with people who find themselves on the streets and offer extra bed space and dedicated support in Jimmy’s Assessment Centre. It is envisaged that the new service will begin within weeks and will look to support up to 16 extra individuals who find themselves sleeping on the streets in the first four months.

Barry Griffiths, Communications Officer says, “We can’t thank the public enough for their munificence in support of a very real issue here in Cambridge. Without the help and kindness of the local and wider communities, the skill and dedication of our staff and volunteers and support from our partner agencies, this additional service would not have been possible. For over 21 years Jimmy’s has been proud to be able to offer hope and support to people who find themselves in a time of need. With this extra provision, we will build stronger relationships, we will offer more support and we will strive to reduce current numbers of people sleeping rough in our City.”

Jottings - June 2017

Hello everyone, and welcome to this Volunteeer themed edition.  Please download the PDF here.

Tommy McClafferty Cup

Our annual football tournament for homeless individuals, the Tommy Mclafferty Cup, was held earlier this year. Jimmy’s fielded a team, but sadly we were unsuccessful in our bid to win the cup.

Volunteer Event

In May 2017 we celebrated our first Volunteer Get Together, see June’s jottings for our full account.