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Rough Sleeper Navigator

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Job description and person specification
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Rough Sleeper Navigator

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

Hours: Full Time (37 Hours / Variable Shifts including lates, weekend & bank holidays)

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 providingstructure, 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 3/06/2024
Short listing Day: Monday 03/06/2024
Interview Day: Monday 10/06/2024


Why join us?

HARP Benefits:


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

  • 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 where the benefit is payable is up to 3x your annual salary.

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) 24h, 7 days a week support, Including a free wellbeing app for health, financial, and mental health assistance.

  • Currently we have an annual £1000 cost of living bonus (all pro rata for part-time employees and subject to tax and NI deductions) paid monthly.

For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification on the HARP website and submit your CV to

For further information about the position or for informal enquiries please contact Keziah Cussen, Team Manager: 01702 430696.

Charity No: 1098126 HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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