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Project Worker


£26,054 - £28,357


Southend on Sea



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Are you passionate about supporting people out of homelessness?

​HARP is Southend-on-Sea’s leading homelessness charity and every year we work with around 1,000 local people to help them overcome or avoid homelessness.

We are looking for people who bring a range of skills to the organisation to help us meet our mission. Many of our vacancies don’t need direct experience just kindness, compassion and transferable skills which may have been gained through lived experience or volunteering.


It is an exciting time to be joining HARP. The organisation has undergone significant change and growth over the past twelve months and we have ambitious plans for the future which will continue to transform lives.

About The Role


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 to live independently in the community.

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. At times individuals may require support from HARP and other agencies to maintain a tenancy and avoid a return to homelessness.

We currently manage over 250 bed spaces in our emergency and short-term accommodation, employ over 100 full and part time staff, and supported by a number of volunteers.

Are you a motivated and passionate individual looking to make a real difference in your local community?

Are you also available at the weekends on a rota basis to put your skills to good use? If so, we would love you to join our housing management team as a Housing Project Worker.

To be considered for this role you will need:

• The demonstrable ability to work within a highly effective, person centred accommodation service for residents, some with complex needs.
• Experience of holistic assessment of need, support and risk, and multi-agency casework planning.
• Organised, adaptable, and an excellent communicator,
• Enthusiastic about working in a psychologically informed environment, and creative in your approach to service delivery.
• 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.

For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification and submit your CV and a covering letter stating how you meet the person specification and send to Please note, if invited for an interview, there will also be a test as part of the interview process.

For further information and an informal chat about the position please contact Chris Applin on 01702 602913

Charity No: 1098126 Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742
HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Download the full job description and personal specification by clicking the button below.

Benefits of working at HARP


We will provide you with support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career.

Life Assurance Scheme

All employees will also become members of the non-contributory HARP Death in Service scheme where the benefit payable is up to 3x your annual salary.

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

We'll provide you with an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) 24h, 7 days a week support, Including a free wellbeing app for health, financial, and mental health assistance.

Generous Holiday Allowance 

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).

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