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Our broad range of activities offer a variety of exciting and rewarding jobs and career opportunities, including legal services, support work and office-based roles.

We value diversity and warmly welcome applications from disabled people, the LGBT+ community and people from ethnic minority backgrounds. 

IMPORTANT: All applicants are required to return an Equality Monitoring Form with their application.

 

Paid Internship: Team Administration (Advocacy and Safer Renting)

Cambridge House provides free, independent, and confidential advocacy services to help people become involved in the decisions that affect their lives. Our advocacy service works to ensure that people’s voices are heard, that their rights are protected, and that they understand what is happening to them. We speak up for them when they cannot, and support and advise them when they can. 

Safer Renting provides specialist advice, advocacy and support to vulnerable private rented sector tenants and victims of criminal landlords. We prevent homelessness, negotiate better living conditions, and enable renters to leave criminal landlords on their own terms. Safer Renting is the only service of its kind, and fills a critical gap in support that has emerged in the face of London’s housing crisis.

As Team Administration Intern you’ll be the first point of contact for people needing our support, giving advice and information to team members, referrers and users. Responsible for managing incoming referrals, you’ll contribute to the sustaining and development of two vital services and help provide a lifeline for people in crisis.

Key skills/experience:

  • Experience of providing advice and/or information services through proficient use of IT applications, professionally handling difficult people, and forming effective working relationships.
  • Well-developed database, Microsoft Office and web-based application skills.
  • High-level ability to stay organised and work productively in an environment where you can be interrupted, e.g. by telephone calls.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication
  • Ability to learn new skills and adapt own ways of working as required by changing service demands.
  • The ability to work on own initiative
  • A good understanding of confidentiality and data protection requirements and conscientiousness in keeping records

Salary: London Living Wage (£10.20ph)/£18,655 per annum pro rata

To apply for this role, please download the Recruitment Pack and email your completed application to Simonette Davies (sdavies@ch1889.org) on or before 11th May 2018. 

 

SENsational Sports: Bank Staff

Cambridge House provides a creative, supportive space for adults and young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities. Using a variety of artistic approaches and sporting activities we aim to improve the creative and physical skills of our service users while also assisting their cognitive, social and emotional development through art, music, exercise, sport and social activities.

As part of our Disabled People’s Empowerment Programmes, the SENsational Sports programme provides a safe space where people aged 11-25 years with a range of needs can develop their fitness, coordination and confidence across a variety of sports and activities (find out more about SENsational Sports here).

The club enables participants to improve their communication skills, increase their confidence, develop social skills through group games and interaction and, most importantly, enjoy themselves!

We are currently looking to recruit bank staff that to assist the service delivery teams with the set-up, support and delivery of the below sessions on an ad-hoc basis depending on need and availability.

Current session vacancies:

SENsational Sports Programme:

Trampolining

  • Date: Tuesdays (term-time only)
  • Time: 3:30-5.30pm
  • Location: Salmon Centre, Bermondsey
  • Working with 11-25 year olds with moderate to severe learning disabilities

Swimming

  • Date: Fridays (term-time only)
  • Time: 3:30-5.30pm
  • Location: Peckham Pulse, London
  • Working with 11-25 year olds with moderate to severe learning disabilities

Key skills/abilities:

  • Experience of working with special educational needs and disability (SEND) groups (desired).
  • Interest/experience in sport-based learning (desired).
  • Ability to work as part of a team and foster a supportive environment for clients.
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude and a ‘can-do’ approach.
  • Ability to deal with challenging situations in a calm, patient and friendly manner.
  • Honesty and reliability.
  • Excellent time-keeping and communication skills.
  • Ability to work directly with clients and assist in the provision of all the activities.
  • All successful applicants will be required to complete a DBS check prior to starting in the role.

Salary: £11.93 hourly

To apply for the trampolining and/or swimming sessions, please send your CV with an outline of why you are suited to the role to Rachel Zipfel at rzipfel@ch1889.org or call 02073587716

 

Independent Mental Capacity Advocate: Bank Advocate

Cambridge House provides free, independent, and confidential advocacy services to help people become involved in the decisions that affect their lives. Our advocacy service works to ensure that people’s voices are heard, that their rights are protected, and that they understand what is happening to them. We speak up for them when they cannot, and support and advise them when they can. 

We are looking for a dedicated IMCA to join our advocacy team, supporting and representing vulnerable clients in matters and processes related to their deprivation of liberty.

Salary: £14.04 hourly

We are no longer recruiting for this position.

 

NHS Complaints Advocate

Cambridge House provides free, independent, and confidential advocacy services to help people become involved in the decisions that affect their lives. Our advocacy service works to ensure that people’s voices are heard, that their rights are protected, and that they understand what is happening to them. We speak up for them when they cannot, and support and advise them when they can. 

We are looking for a dedicated NHS Complaints Advocate to join our advocacy team, supporting people anyone who are unhappy with the care or treatment they or someone they know has received from the NHS and is thinking about making a complaint.

Salary: £14.04 hourly

We are no longer recruiting for this position.

 

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