Housing Income Officer

Job description and person specification
Job application
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Salary: Point 12, £22,571 rising incrementally to Point 22, £27,514 per annum

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract type: Permanent.

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week

Job ref: HIO2 - please quote on your application




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.

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

the management team as a Housing Support Worker.

To be considered for this role you will need to: 

  • Experience of working in an accounting or Housing Income environment

  • Practical experience with computerised accounting systems including transaction processing, journals and main ledger reconciliations 

  • Highly numerate and have good financial awareness with the ability to keep accurate records and extract/interpret data and write reports

  • 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 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 our website via the button below.

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

​To apply, please download and complete the application form above. Your completed application should then be posted or emailed to Lauren Collin (lauren.collin@harpsouthend.org.uk) at HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB (mark envelope as "Strictly private and confidential").

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

​Please quote Ref HIO2

​​​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

HARP is proud

to pay above the 

Real Living Wage

for our area