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Rough Sleeper Navigator

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

Salary: Point 11, £25,054 rising incrementally to Point 16, £27,357 per annum

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week (variable shifts including lates, weekends, bank holidays)

Ref: NV01


TO APPLY, SUBMIT YOUR CV and covering letter to:

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 new 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 rewarding; one day out on outreach and the next continuing to work with clients in their action plan and journey away from the street to providing support to other clients living in the community in a home of their own.


Closing Date: Monday 11th December 2023 (midday)
Short listing Day: Monday 11th December 2023 (PM)
Interview Day: Tuesday 19th December 2023

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 and submit your CV to 


For further information about the position or for informal enquiries please contact Elliott Barker Team Manager on: 01702 430696.

Charity No: 1098126


HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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