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Day Centre Operative

Job description and person specification
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Day Centre Operative

Salary: £23,968 rising incrementally to £25,194

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

Contract Type: 12 month fixed-term contract

Location: Southend-On-Sea

Ref: DCO01


Do you want to help end rough sleeping and homelessness in Southend-on-Sea?

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.


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 Bradbury Centre Team as a Day Centre Operative.

To be considered for this role you will need to:


  • Demonstrate patience, politeness and self-control


  • Organised, adaptable, and a good communicator


  • To be enthusiastic and motivated by, a constantly changing and busy environment



Closing Date: Friday 24th May (Midday)

Shortlisting Date: Friday 24th May (PM)            

Interview Day: Friday 31st May

Why join us?

HARP Benefits:

  • HARP will provide you with support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career.

  • 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 where the benefit is payable is up to 3x your annual salary.

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) 24h, 7 days a week support, Including a free wellbeing app for health, financial, and mental health assistance.

  • Currently we have an annual £1000 cost of living bonus (all pro rata for part-time employees and subject to tax and NI deductions) paid monthly.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, the shift patterns or any other aspect of the role please contact Keziah Cussen, Bradbury Centre Team Manager on 07736911517

For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification from our website and then submit your CV to


**Please note that if invited for an interview, there will be a test to undertake.

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

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