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£18,000 per annum, 3 days per week (£30,500 PRO RATA). 1 Year Fixed Term Contract to July 2023.


Closing date, Sunday 20th March 2022, 11:59PM.


Cambridge Acorn Project is looking to hire a Community Equality Practitioner - a job role close to that of a Volunteer Coordinator - for the first time. 


We are looking for a Community Equality Practitioner/Volunteer coordinator to support our work across the development of a number of projects, including our community work which is taking on a new perspective towards tackling inequality – this is currently focused on the development, and resourcing, of wellbeing drop-ins. There is also a core focus on our Environmental Enrichment project, through which we are looking to recruit specialized volunteers to deliver enrichment sessions to children and young people in schools and in community settings. 

We are looking for a dynamic volunteer coordinator to drive this work forwards. The volunteer coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and supporting volunteers to develop ongoing enrichment groups in schools and communities (focused initially on Cambridge, Soham and Huntingdon), as well as potentially leading some groups themselves and sourcing materials to support this work.



A Job Pack, including an application form, can be found below.


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Matt Edge (07507740047 or



Community Equality Practitioner/Volunteer Coordinator JDPS
Volunteer Coordinator Job Description Pe[...]
Microsoft Word document [1.6 MB]
CAP Job Application Form 2021
CAP Job Application Form 2021.docx
Microsoft Word document [1.2 MB]
Equality and Diversity Form
Equality and Diversity Form.docx
Microsoft Word document [1.2 MB]



Cambridge Acorn Project is a small, but dynamic and creative, charity working with children and young people, and their families, facing mental health challenges, often due to trauma and/or relationship disruption. We work county wide, though the majority of our work is focused on Cambridge City, Huntingdon and East Cambs. We are also committed to tackling childhood inequality more broadly and this is an area we want to do more in over the coming years.

We are looking to recruit a number of new Trustees, to enhance and grow and board. This would be an exciting time to join CAP, when we are working on key questions about our long-term structure, growth and sustainability, as well as some exciting projects which you can read about further on our website –
This is a role where someone who shares our vision, passion and outlook for equal outcomes for children and young people, could have a significant impact on enhancing the delivery, and sustainability, of a small but thriving Cambridge charity.

We are particularly interested in hearing from potential Trustees with the following backgrounds:

Lived experience of mental health issues

Central to the role is a profound commitment to our core values of empathy, innovation, social justice, care and compassion and a similar commitment to safeguarding children and young people and adults at risk of harm. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and registration with the DBS annual update service.
Trustees meet quarterly and one of these is an annual safeguarding day which lasts most of the day so commitment is a minimum of 15 hours per year.

For an informal discussion in the first instance, and to request an application form, please contact Matt Edge, C.E.O. and Therapeutic Practitioner, on 0750 7740047 or email


There are other ways you can get involved with the Cambridge Acorn Project:


Volunteer Opportunities:


We are currently developing this area of our work and now have our own volunteering section. Please click here for more information.


Service Delivery and Development: 


See below. If you have an idea which you would like help to develop, if it fits with our core mission, please contact us and we will try to arrange to speak to you about your idea and see if we can help you to develop it.


SERVICES: This is our core mission. We are committed to developing new services which address evidenced need around issues of emotional well-being and social justice. If - either as the member of a community, or a social caseworker, living, or working, in Cambridgeshire, you have an idea for a new service, we would love to hear from you. Before doing so, please have a read through of our mission statement, and our organisational values, to see if you think we'll be a good fit for your idea. If you think we could work together, then please contact us to discuss your idea further. Please note that we are not a funding body, but, if we feel that we can work together, we will try to support your idea to get off the ground. Naturally, we don't charge for this - if you're reading this then you probably have the same ideas about social justice, emotional well-being and equality that we do. Further, we equally don't lay any claim to your idea whatsoever and our relationship will only last as long as you need it to. If you feel that your project/service needs an identity of its own, then we will say our goodbyes. We just want to help build a world which is more just and more equal, and where more people have access to the services which they need. 



NEW: Anyone interested in working, or volunteering, with us can submit an expression of interest form, found below.

Expression of Interest Form
Expression of Interest Form.docx
Microsoft Word document [1.1 MB]
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