Job Opportunities

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

Public Affairs and Comunications Mangager

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Closing date:
23.59 hours
Sunday 18 August 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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Public Affairs and Communications Manger

Contract: Permanent
Reports to: Chief Executive
Location: Cambridge House offices
Salary: up to £40,000 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 Corporate Team, led by the Chief Executive, this role is
responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing organisation-wide external communications and policy influencing strategies
  • Enhancing our influence, reputation and profile both locally and nationally
  • Developing strategic alliances to jointly raise awareness and drive media campaigns
  • Maintaining the reputation of Cambridge House as an expert, lived experience and evidenced-based source of information

The successful candidate will be a public affairs professional with experience of:

  • Delivering strategic public affairs and/or campaigning work designed to raise awareness and profile of an organisation and effect change
  • Creating great communications using a mixture of traditional and digital
    communication methods – including social media

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.

 

Housing Solicitor – The Law Centre

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Closing date:
23.59 hours
Friday 16 August 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 £49,000 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:

Be qualified as a Solicitor or Barrister (England & Wales), with:

  • A current practising certificate
  • At least 1 years’ post qualification experience in housing law
  • An ability to meet the Legal Aid Agency supervisor requirements for Housing law or to attain this standard within 6 months of starting in the post
  • 1 years’ experience in providing legal advice in housing law and casework.
  • Experience of possession proceedings, homelessness
    matters and disrepair casework.

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.

 

Team Manager – Safer Renting

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Closing date:
23.59 hours
Sunday 14 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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Team Manager - Safer Renting

Contract: Permanent
Reports to: Deputy Head of Service
Responsible for: Up to 7 caseworkers/interns/advocates
Location: Cambridge House offices
Salary: c £35,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Working hours: 35 (FT) hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Job Purpose

As a member of Cambridge House’s Safer Renting Team, led by the Head of Service, this role is to:

  • Manage, build, inspire and support the wellbeing of a high-performing team of private tenancy rights caseworkers who deliver positive experiences and outcomes for services users and stakeholders
  • Keep up to date with developments in or affecting tenancy rights, housing law and its enforcement
  • Ensure our accredited service-quality standards are achieved
  • Encourage and support user involvement and private tenants’ voice generally in our service development
  • Represent Safer Renting to and manage relationships with an agreed group of local authorities

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.

 

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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