Housing Project Worker

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Housing Project Worker

Salary: Starting at Point 11, £21,748 rising incrementally to Point 16, £24,011 per annum

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract type: Permanent - Full time 37 hours per week (Variable shifts)

Job ref: HPW11






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

HARP is a growing Southend-on-Sea based charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff and volunteers work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to over 1,000 lives every year.

We are looking to recruit to our Supported Housing accommodation services in Southend. Reporting to the Team Manager, your role will be supporting colleagues and assisting HARP residents with complex needs as they make the transition to independent living. 


To be considered for this role, you will need the demonstrable ability to work within a highly effective, person centred accommodation service for service users, some with complex needs. Your experience must include the holistic assessment of need, support and risk, and multi-agency casework planning.


Organised, adaptable, and an excellent communicator, you will be enthusiastic about working in a psychologically informed environment, and creative in your approach to service delivery. You are resilient in, and motivated by, a constantly changing and busy environment. A good understanding of the regulatory and financial environment within which accommodation based support operates is essential.


A Full Driving Licence is desirable.



Closing date:         Friday 4th December 2020 (noon)

Shortlisting:           Monday 7th December 2020

Interview date:      Monday 14th December 2020

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, a contributory pension scheme through The People’s Pension and a Death in Service Benefit. HARP will make a contribution to the pension and you will be required to make a contribution.


For further information and an informal chat about the positions please contact Catherine Storey, Team Manager on 01702 602913.

To apply for this position, please download the PDF files above, which can be completed either electronically or manually as required. If you are filling in the forms electronically, please ensure that you save the PDF files to your PC before completing and sending them to HARP. After checking that you meet the criteria outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification, please complete the Job Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (found in the Application Guidance Notes) and return them to the address shown below. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU MARK YOUR APPLICATION FORM WITH THE CORRECT JOB REFERENCE: HPW11


Applications that have been completed electronically should be e-mailed to: clive.franceschi@harpsouthend.org.uk


Applications that have been completed manually should be sent to:

Clive Franceschi, HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB. Please mark your envelope "Strictly Private and Confidential"


If you have any problems with the application process, please contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000.


Charity No: 1098126               Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer