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Innovations and Projects Lead

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Innovations and Projects Lead


Salary:  SCP 26-31 £33,909 to £43,503 rising incrementally

Hours: Full Time (37 Hours)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Southend-on-Sea

HARP aims to end the need for rough sleeping in Southend on Sea, we are looking for people to support our work and  to achieve that aim.  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 accommodation, 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 also by providing longer-term supported housing, empowering people to take steps to leave homelessness behind and ultimately live independently in the community.

You will be joining HARP at an exciting time, as we embark on delivering against a new five-year strategy we are moving into an ambitious time of consolidation, we striving for excellence across the services we offer by investing into our practices, people, property and place.


We are looking for someone with a unique blend of skills and experience, someone with building / carpentry skills and a love of wood.  Someone who is creative, can bring innovation to life in the built environment.  In addition, they must love music and know their way around music production and recording studio kit. 



Closing Date:       Friday 3rd November 2023 @ midday.

Shortlisting:         Friday 3rd November 2023
Interviews:           Friday 10th November 2023


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 from our website clicking send a CV and brief covering letter setting out how you meet the criteria for the role via email to  


For further information about the position or for informal enquiries please contact Vanessa Hemmings, Chief Executive Officer on: 01702 615000

Charity No: 1098126         HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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