Emmaus Cambridge works with vulnerable people who have either experienced homelessness or have been at risk of homelessness. The people we support are called companions and live on our site at Landbeach Cambridge.
This role is integral in helping companions find their purpose in life by providing a safe, secure home and crucial work opportunities across the multiple areas of the social enterprise. The work opportunities provide structure and are a vital tool which enables companions to build confidence and develop new skills. Alongside donations and fundraising, the social enterprise generates funds to enable the work of Emmaus Cambridge to continue and support the many acts of solidarity which directly benefit peoples in the community.
The social enterprise trades from Wednesday to Sunday, and requires seven day working to prepare for non-trading days. The operations assistant, will join a team of three experienced operations assistants and a deputy operations manager working a rota pattern of five working days across seven typically with two non-working days together. The rota is produced on monthly basis. The successful candidate would benefit from experience in retail, warehousing, removals or logistics, or appropriate transferrable skills. The nature of the work is varied and physical involving indoor and outdoor tasks. Supervision, will involve leading by example and positive reinforcement of good practice.
As a small local charity it is essential that a good reputation is maintained, and this is supported by a selection of policies and procedures and excellent team involving volunteers, companions, colleagues and trustees. An appreciation for understanding professional boundaries is key as our work is undertaken is a location, which is a combination of residential and commercial.
Emmaus Cambridge is passionate about sending less to landfill and we act in an environmentally aware manner. Our aim is to ensure all resources are utilised effectively and efficiently, optismising income where possible through appropriate level pricing and recycling.
As highlighted volunteers are an vital resource and make a valuable and essential contribution and supervision will extend to include encouragement, development and support of this important group.
This is a very exciting role and one which enables you to play a play in making a positive difference to the direction of another persons life. If you would like to find out more, we would encourage you to contact us to discuss this unique opportunity.
To apply, please download the application pack to find out more, complete the application form and the equal opportunities form. Return all documents to our Chief Operating Officer, Joan Kearns at [email protected]