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Catering Supervisor

Job description and person specification
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Salary: Points 11-16

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract type: Permanent.

Location: Supported Accommodation & The Bradbury Centre, Southend-on-Sea

Work pattern: Various shifts Monday to Sunday

Hours: Full Time (37 Hours / Variable Shifts covering days, evenings and weekends)

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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.


Are you a motivated and passionate individual looking to make a real difference in your local community? Do you have Catering experience?  If so, we would love you to join our team as a Catering Supervisor.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Support the catering team in providing food for those accessing the Bradbury Centre, the emergency accommodation and complex needs supported accommodation.

  • Organise and oversee the preparing, cooking and serving of meals.

  • Train volunteers and service users in cooking and catering skills.


Closing Date:    Friday 15th March (Midday)          

Short listing Day:  (Friday 15th March (PM)

Interview Day:     Friday 22nd March


HARP will provide you with support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career. Our benefits package includes 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays with an extra day of leave awarded after 5 years' service (all pro rata for part time employees).

HARP participate in an auto-enrolment pension scheme through The People’s Pension. Where eligible, you and HARP will each be required to make a contribution to the pension scheme. Employees will also become members of the non-contributory HARP Death In Service scheme. Full details of the schemes can be given on request.

For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification submit your CV and a covering letter of how you meet the job role criteria to 

For further information about the position or for informal enquiries please contact Ruth Smith on 01702602913.

Charity No: 1098126               

Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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