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Housing Income Assistant

Job description and person specification
Job application
Application guide
Recruitment of ex-offenders policy

HARP is proud

to pay above the 

Real Living Wage

for our area

Salary: Point 7, £20,750 rising incrementally to Point 11, 22,461 per annum (pro-rata for part-time positions)

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract type: Permanent.

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week and Part-time positions available

Job ref: HIA1 - please quote on your application and indicate whether you are interested in the full or part-time positions or both.




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

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.

We currently manage 226-bed spaces in our emergency and short-term accommodation, employ over 90 full and part-time staff and are supported by a number of volunteers.

​Everyone working for HARP plays an important part in helping a person off the streets and back on their feet.

Are you a motivated and passionate individual looking to make a real difference in your local community? Do you have experience working in finance and want to put this to good use in helping others less fortunate?  If so, we would love you to join our Finance team as a Housing Income Assistant.

The Housing Income Assistant is a member of a team currently of four, which includes the Housing Income Controller, Housing Income Officer and two Housing Income Assistants. The post holder will be based at HARP’s Head Office in Central Southend.

To be considered for this role you will need to: 

  • Good financial awareness and proven record of maintaining accurate records

  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Self-motivated and an excellent team player

  • Time management and good organisational skills to work unsupervised and to strict deadlines

For full details, please download the job description above.

​If you would like to discuss this opportunity, the everyday tasks or any other aspects of the role please contact asking for Cliff Hollanders on 01702 615000 (Option 3) who will call you back.

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

Our starting benefits package includes 25 days of annual leave 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. Employees are also included in HARP’s Death In Service Scheme.

If you are interested in this position the Job Description and Person Specification detailing the Technical and Professional ‘Know How’ required and an application form can be found at the top of the page

​Closing Date: Thursday 14 July 2022 (Midday)
Shortlisting Day: Thursday 14 July 2022 (PM)
Interview Day: Monday 18 July 2022

​To apply, please click the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

Please note all shortlisted candidates will be required to complete an Excel test as part of the interview process.

​Please quote Ref HIA1

​​​If you have any problems with the application process, please contact Lauren Collin on 01702 615000.

Charity No: 1098126              

Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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