Team Leader – Shared Houses

About Jimmy’s Cambridge

Jimmy’s is a community-based charity with the belief that no-one should have to sleep rough in Cambridge. We provide safe places that people can call home.  From emergency accommodation at our East Road shelter, longer term care at our multiple needs centre and in supported houses and modular homes. All are important stepping-stones to independent living.

The Role

Our housing support team focus on supporting people with varying support needs who have a history of homelessness. We have a number of shared houses and modular homes across Cambridge, and the Team Leader is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the work our support workers do with their residents.

The service is covered by a team of Support Workers who work 9-5, Monday to Friday, and a Team Leader.

About You

You will be someone with previous experience of working or volunteering to support vulnerable adults, or an understanding or awareness of this through life experiences. You will also be able to show your commitment to understanding the effect someone’s past experiences have on who they are today.

With good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly, you will also have a commitment to upholding professional boundaries. Honesty, respect, reliability and a lack of judgement combined with the ability to deal with challenging behaviour in a non-confrontational way are all essential.

Able to keep clear and accurate records, you should also be comfortable using a range of IT systems including Microsoft Office.

You will be a capable and motivational manager, committed to working with your team in order to provide a high-quality service for our residents.

You will have both an understand of, and an enthusiasm for service delivery methods that  meet current best practice standards.

We welcome applicants from people from a wide variety of experiences who meet the minimum requirements set out in the Person Specification, and we will provide training.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the Application Form. The job description can be found here.

Please send your completed Application Form to recruitment@jimmyscambridge.org.uk. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The closing date is Thursday 30th May.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 5th June 2024.