Cambridge Cyrenians are looking to recruit a: 

Mental Health Practitioner (RMN/Mental Health Social Worker)

Starting salary £30,661 (Equivalent Band 6 on NHS scale)

37 hours per week (flexible, but normally during office hours)

Cambridge Cyrenians has been providing accommodation and support to homeless men and women for nearly 50 years. We now wish to recruit a Mental Health Practitioner to support service users experiencing mental health issues and to assist with their resettlement.

As part of a small team based at our city center office, you will work with a designated caseload to assist identified service users you assess would benefit from your support, to enable them to access key support services that will assist in their recovery.

The post includes; 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 30), clinical supervision, continuous professional development and an opportunity to learn, develop and shape an exciting new role.

This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund until July 2021. For further information about the post please contact Brian Holman on 01223 712501 or Emma Hooton on 01223 712502.

 Submit a CV to, or request an application pack from Alternatively forms can be found on our website at or can be obtained by phoning 01223 712501.

 Closing date for applications: 10am 14th August. Interviews: W/b 28th August.

 Emailed applications are preferred, but an application pack can be obtained by calling 01223 712501 or emailing

  For further details please click to see, or download from the links below.

Job description.
Person specification.
Terms and conditions.
Equal opportunities form.
Disclosure Form.
Staff Tree.
Application form pdf.
Application form (Personal details pdf).
Application form (Word.doc).
Application form (Personal details .doc).

Reg. Charity No. 261994



'Forty years of working with the homeless in Cambridge'

The book was launched on October 19th 2011 at the same time as the opening of a related exhibition at the Cambridge Folk Museum. The exhibition then moved to Cambridge Central Library. Both projects were  funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Service users were asked to contribute to both pieces of work, as well as providing their own reflections on homelessness. A resume of their reminiscences will be published in a booklet and put on our website.

The work has been researched and produced by the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning (CCHPR), which is part of the Department of Land Economy at Cambridge University. A seminar was held following the book's publication to disseminate their findings.

'Forty years of working with the homeless in Cambridge' can be read or downloaded from here. (13.5 Mb .pdf)
If you would like a printed copy, for free, please contact us on 01223 712501.