Catering and Donations Driver

Job description and person specification
Job application
Application guide
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Catering and Donations Driver

Salary: Starting at Point  3, £18,065 rising incrementally to Point 6, £19,171 per annum (pro rata)

Location: The Bradbury Centre, Southend-on-Sea Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Part Time (25 Hours per week)

Work pattern:  Mon & Wed: 12.00 – 18.00

                             Tue, Thurs, Fri: 14.00 – 17.30

                             Sat : 14.00 – 17.30

Job ref: CPW1





Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

HARP is a growing Southend-on-Sea based charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff and volunteers work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to over 1,000 lives every year.

As a charitable registered provider of short-term social housing operating in Southend-on-Sea, we believe everyone should have a home of their own. At times individuals may require support from HARP and other agencies to maintain a tenancy and avoid a return to homelessness.

We currently manage 214 bed spaces in our emergency and short-term hostels, employ over 90 full and part time staff, and are supported by a number of volunteers who give their free time to help us.

Are you a motivated and passionate individual looking to make a real difference in your local community? Do you have a clean driver license and want to put this to good use helping others less fortunate?  If so, we would love you to join our Bradbury Centre team as a Catering and Donations Driver.

The ideal candidate will have an empathy for homelessness. Excellent customer service skills and be a self-motivated and a first-rate team player.

Closing date:              2nd September 2020 (midday)

Shortlisting:                4th September 2020

Interview date:         10th September 2020

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, to develop your career and contribute to our aim and of course the opportunity to work with dedicated colleagues that strive to transform lives.

Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave pro rota, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme through The People’s Pension.  HARP will make a contribution to the pension and you will also be required to make a contribution.

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Dean Massey, Catering Coordinator 01702 430696


To apply for this position, please download the PDF files above, which can be completed either electronically or manually as required. If you are filling in the forms electronically, please ensure that you save the PDF files to your PC before completing and sending them to HARP. After checking that you meet the criteria outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification, please complete the Job Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (found in the Application Guidance Notes) and return them to the address shown below. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU MARK YOUR APPLICATION FORM WITH THE CORRECT JOB REFERENCE: CDD1


Applications that have been completed electronically should be e-mailed to:


Applications that have been completed manually should be sent to:

Clive Franceschi, HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB. Please mark your envelope "Strictly Private and Confidential"


If you have any problems with the application process, please contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000.

HARP is an active member of the “Homes for Cathy” group of housing associations, which is committed to providing services to tackle homelessness.


Charity No: 1098126               Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer