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Facilities Management Assistant

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Salary: Point 16, £26,357 rising incrementally to Point 26, £32,909 per annum 

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week

Job ref: PR1 - please quote on your application



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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 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.


The property team maintains and continuously upgrades the charity's facilities and stock. The team successfully works in conjunction with the operations team and has very strong and close links with a number of the charity's teams. This ensures efficient and effective facilities management and building upkeep.

Reporting to the Property Team Leader, the post holder will:


Actively work within the property/facilities team and alongside the Operations Service to maintain a high standard of maintenance and new works as required. To pro-actively assist with the delivery of the Facilities Management Services across all our sites both owned or leased by HARP.

The ideal candidate will possess:


  • The ability and skills to carry out hands on multi-trader minor repairs both planned and reactive to our portfolio.  This will also involve isolating and making safe prior to a full repair

  • A good general knowledge and understanding of buildings their associated facilities 

  • Keen observation skills and recording skills

  • Ability to manage their work load and schedule planned visits and their hours accordingly

  • Precise and effective recording and auditing of all inspection findings

  • Self-motivated with the confidence to work alone but can also work co-operatively and flexibly as part of a team.

  • Full and current UK Driving License required


Closing Date:               Thursday 30th March (midday)

Short listing Day:        Friday 31st March

Interview Day:             Wednesday 12th April

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 further information about the position or for informal enquiries please contact Mitch Hutchens on 01702415841.

For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification above and click the apply now button to start your application, or submit your CV to 

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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