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Cambridge House is looking for motivated people who are willing to go the extra mile to create a more just society. Our innovative London-based charity has been tackling poverty, social inequity, and social injustice since 1889. We provide a range of services that are designed to improve peoples lives as well as transform society through research and social action.

Why work for Cambridge House

As a member of our team you join a diverse and inclusive team with a shared commitment to justice and equity. Our current team comprises people who:

Share lived experiences with our service users

  • 100% of the leadership team
  • 80% of our heads of services
  • 5% of staff
  • 33% of trustees

Are from Black Asian and ethnically minoritised communities

  • 100% of the leadership team
  • 20% of our heads of services
  • 51% of staff
  • 33% of trustees

Are women

  • 100% of the leadership team
  • 80% of our heads of services
  • 63% of staff
  • 50% of trustees

Are disabled, neurodiverse and/or live with a mental or physical health condition

  • 100% of the leadership team
  • 80% of our heads of services
  • 39% of staff
  • 25% of trustees

Are from LGBTQIA+ communities

  • 20% of our heads of services
  • 27% of staff

From the moment you join Cambridge House, you will be part of an incredible group of people providing pioneering and high-quality services.

You’ll play a vital role in our life-changing charity and you’ll have the opportunity to form special connections and relationships, work in a supportive and flexible environment, and be a part of our highly skilled and motivated team.

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Our staff remuneration offer includes:

  • Personal learning and development plans
  • A generous 30 days leave per annum plus bank holidays and long service increments
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working
  • Pension scheme
  • Interest free staff loans for:
    – Season tickets
    – Bicycle purchasing
    – Tenancy deposits
    – Nursery deposits
    – Tuition fees
  • Tenancy health checks
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye tests
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Death in service benefits

Current Vacancies

Housing Solicitor – The Law Centre

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Closing date:
23.59 hours
Wednesday 10 July 2024

How to apply

To apply, please read the supporting information and follow the instructions in the ‘How to Apply’ section in the Recruitment Pack which can be downloaded under the job specification opposite.

Please email completed applications to: recruitment@ch1889.org

We would also be grateful if you would also complete the Equality and Diversity monitoring form at the foot of the page. This form is for monitoring purposes only and is not treated as part of your application.

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Housing Solicitor - The Law Centre

Contract: Permanent
Reports to: Head of Service
Location: Cambridge House offices
Salary: up to £45,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Working hours: 35 (FT) hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Job Purpose

As a member of Cambridge House’s Law Centre Team, led by the Head of Service, this role is responsible :

  • To provide high quality advice, assistance and representation to users of the Law Centre in the field of housing law
  • To contribute to the development of Cambridge House as a multi-purpose voluntary organisation addressing a range of community needs in flexible and imaginative ways.

The successful candidate must:

  • Qualified as a Solicitor or Barrister (England & Wales), with a current practising certificate and at least 2 years’ post qualification experience in housing law
  • NB: whilst we are looking for somebody who qualifies as a
    Housing Legal Aid Supervisor, we will consider someone who would meet the Supervisor Standard within a period acceptable to the Legal Aid Agency and Cambridge House,
    with external supervision provided

See the full job description in the recruitment pack below.

We value diversity and warmly encourage applications from disabled and LGBTQIA+ people, candidates who share lived experiences with our service users, and people from minoritised communities.

 

Research Project for Safer Renting

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Deadline for submission:
17.00 hours
Monday 10 June 2024

How to apply

To apply, please read the supporting information and follow the instructions in the ‘Guidelines for proposals’ section in the Research Brief which can be downloaded under the research specification opposite.

Please email completed applications to: recruitment@ch1889.org

We would also be grateful if you would also complete the Equality and Diversity monitoring form at the foot of the page. This form is for monitoring purposes only and is not treated as part of your application.

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Exploring the contribution that Lettings Agents play in the London ‘shadow private rented sector’

Budget: £50K (including VAT)

Research brief

Trust for London has funded Safer Renting to research the contribution that Lettings Agents play in the London ‘shadow private rented sector’, in particular:

  • how the regulatory framework and enforcement activity of Property Agents impact private renters’ exposure to abuse of their tenancy rights; and
  • what changes are needed, in public policy, practice and resourcing.

There are two stages to the work; a rapid literature review followed by a mixed methods research project, drawing on a range of sources, including representatives of regulatory bodies, professional bodies such as the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), Property Ombudsman and Redress Scheme, industry representatives such as ARLA and NRLA and practitioners, renters membership organisations, and all other key stakeholders.

Research requirement

The research design should be outlined in proposed methodologies but is likely to draw on one or more of the following; action research, participatory research, peer research approaches, and evaluation methods. It will use ‘mixed methods’. The type of methods we anticipate include; observations; semi structured interviews; focus/discussion groups; case studies; conversation analysis. We recognise that there is a limited budget for the project and that the methods will be designed and prioritised accordingly.

Interviews: TBC

Appointment: TBC

Research fieldwork and reporting period: July 2024-November 2025

Presentation of final report: December 2025

Download the full brief and proposal guidelines below.

We value diversity and warmly encourage applications from disabled and LGBTQIA+ people, candidates who share lived experiences with our service users, and people from minoritised communities.

 

Independent Advocate (Multi-Disciplinary)

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How to apply

To apply, please read the supporting information and follow the instructions in the ‘How to Apply’ section in the Recruitment Pack which can be downloaded under the job specification opposite.

Please email completed applications to: recruitment@ch1889.org

We would also be grateful if you would also complete the Equality and Diversity monitoring form at the foot of the page. This form is for monitoring purposes only and is not treated as part of your application.

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Independent Advocate (Multi-Disciplinary)

Contract: Permanent/Fixed
Reports to: Head of Service – Independent Advocacy
Location: Cambridge House Offices with services delivered in local  
authorities allocated to the role.

Salary: up to £28,233.77 per annum (PT pro-rata)
Working hours: 35 (FT) hours per week or pro-rata PT

Job Purpose

As a member of Cambridge House’s Advocacy Team, led by the Head of Service, this role:

  • Undertakes IMCA, IMHA, Care Act, Generic and RPR casework in allocated London
    boroughs.
  • To act at all times within the:  
    – statutory guidelines of the Care Act 2014  
    – the Mental Health Act  
    – the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, its related Code of Practice 
    – the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Code of Practice  
    – other relevant legislation 
  • To support and represent clients in eligible matters relating to or connected with
    statutory and non-statutory Advocacy.

See the full job description in the recruitment pack below.

We value diversity and warmly encourage applications from disabled and LGBTQIA+ people, candidates who share lived experiences with our service users, and people from minoritised communities.

 

Application downloads

Download our Diversity Monitoring Form, Criminal Record Declaration Form and Recruitment Privacy Policy here.

All applications must include:

  1. Supporting statements
  2. CV
  3. Referee details
  4. Diversity Monitoring
  5. Criminal Record Declaration Form

Please send all of the above to recruitment@ch1889.org

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