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Navigator – Rough Sleeper services

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Navigator - Rough Sleeper Services

Salary: Point 11, £26,054 rising incrementally to Point 16, £28,357 per annum

Hours: Full Time (37.5 Hours / Variable Shifts covering days and weekends)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Southend-On-Sea  

Do you believe that homelessness should be eradicated?

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 live independently in the community.

Do you have experience of working with rough sleepers?  Does the idea of working as part of a Team actively seeking to improve the lives of those we support appeal to you?

  • Our Navigator Team provide intensive ‘End to End’ support for people who are rough sleeping with complex needs, advocating and enabling them to access appropriate services, including housing by working in partnership with existing delivery structures, and local networks.


  • The role is multi-faceted and challenging; one day out on outreach and the next continuing to work with clients on their action plan and journey away from the street.


​Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Short listing Day: Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Interview Day: Tuesday 30th April 2024

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 with an extra day of leave awarded after 5 years' service (all pro rata for part-time employees).


HARP participate in an auto-enrolment pension scheme through The People’s Pension. Where eligible, you and HARP will each be required to make a contribution to the pension scheme. Employees will also become members of the non-contributory HARP Death In Service scheme. Full details of the schemes can be given on request.

For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification above and submit your CV and a cover letter to


For further information about the position or for informal enquiries please contact Keziah Cussen, Team Manager (Rough Sleepers Service) on: 01702 430696.

Charity No: 1098126         HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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