Housing Support Workers (Bank)

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

Housing Support Workers (Bank)

Hourly Rate: £9.62 – Housing Support Workers

Contract type: Casual Contract

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Job ref: HSWB1



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 for experienced and passionate people to join our relief worker bank to cover recruitment, weekends, sickness, maternity and other absences in a range of supported housing projects in the Southend and Westcliff area.


All relief workers placed in a housing support worker capacity will work as part of a team, cover core key working duties and will need to have a good understanding of the issues involved in delivering effective support services to a range of homeless and vulnerable people.


Relief workers are casual workers who are called on as and when required and will need to be able to work flexibly and be willing to work shifts.


The ideal candidate will have:


•           The ability to manage difficult situations, and deal with them calmly, efficiently and effectively

•           An empathy and understanding for homeless people, especially those who have complex needs.

•           The skills to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team, with the availability to work unsociable hours, including

             evenings, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.


Please refer to the Person Specification to complete the Supporting Statement.

If you are interested in this role please submit your application and our team will contact you for interview if your application meets our requirements.

Closing date:    Thursday 31st December 2020 (noon)



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: HSWB1


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

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Registered office: HARP, 4th Floor, Dencora Court, Tylers Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2BB. Phone: 01702 615000 

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