HARP is Southend-on-Sea’s leading homelessness charity. On average we help around 1,000 local people every year to overcome or avoid homelessness. In addition to providing essential short-term emergency shelter, food, clothing and washing facilities, we work to identify the root causes of homelessness, creating tailored support for each person’s circumstances. We achieve success by providing structure, purpose and training opportunities, and by providing longer-term supported housing, empowering people to take steps to leave homelessness behind and ultimately live independently in the community.

Throughout our services, our dedicated and friendly team of staff are working together to give local people the best possible chance of overcoming homelessness for good.

If you’d like to join our team, please take a look at our current vacancies below.

Current Vacancies

Click the job titles below to find out more about each role. 

Charity Shops Collection & Delivery Team Member

We have an exciting opportunity for a Collection & Delivery Team Member to join our Charity Shops team, helping to raise funds for our homelessness services by collecting donations and delivering purchased items to customer's homes. If you have experience of driving and lifting work and want to put your skills to use making a difference to vulnerable people in Southend, apply today! 

Closing date: Friday 2nd September 2022 (midday)

Find out more and apply here

IT Technician

Do you have experience of working on a busy IT Helpdesk, responding to calls related to all manner of computer hardware and software? Do you take pride in responding quickly, communicating well and delivering excellent customer service? If so, apply to be our IT Technician today! 

Closing date: Monday 5th September (midday)

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Payroll & HR Assistant

Do you have experience of processing payroll for around 100 employees? Are you experienced in supporting Payroll and HR processes? This could be the new challenge for you! 

Closing date: Friday 2nd September (midday)

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Housing Support Worker - part time

Are you a motivated and passionate individual looking to make a real difference in your local community? Are you also available at the weekends on a rota basis to put your skills to good use helping others less fortunate?  If so, we would love you to join our Women's Emergency Accommodation team as a Housing Support Worker. 

Closing date: Thursday 1st September (midday)

Find out more and apply here

Housing Income Officer

Do you want to put your experience of working in an accounting or housing income role to good use helping some of Southend's most vulnerable residents? This back office support role plays a vital part in helping local people overcome homelessness for good. 

Closing date: Monday 22nd August (midday)

Find out more and apply here

Housing Support Worker (Sessional)

Do you empathise with and understand people affected by homelessness, especially those who have complex needs? If you have the skills to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team, with the availability to work flexible hours, including evenings, nights, and weekends, this could be the perfect role for you. 
Closing date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as needed.

Find out more and apply here.

What's it like working for HARP?

Read more about what it's like to work for HARP below:

HARP is proud

to pay above the 

Real Living Wage

for our area

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