Collections & Delivery Team Member – HARP

Collections & Delivery Team Member – HARP

Salary grade Point 3, £18,887 rising incrementally to Point 6, £20,043 per annum

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 live independently in the community.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Collection & delivery Team Member at our Furniture Shop. You will be responsible for assisting the Head of Charity Shops, Charity Shops Managers and existing Collection & Delivery Team Members with daily operations, supporting the delivery of sales and profit targets for the shop by collecting and delivering goods. You will have the enthusiasm, energy and ‘can do’ approach that will ensure you meet the challenges and expectations of warehouse operations, to collect, load and deliver stock to and from customers across a wide range of furniture product in a given geographical area, supporting the delivery and improvement of sales and profit targets for the furniture shop.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of driving a medium sized van (Luton or equivalent) and hitting collection and delivery
  • Have a full clean driving license permitting the driving of Category B
  • Be able to lift and move heavy loads as part of a two person team throughout the working
  • Be flexible and able to go above and beyond to achieve results, including able to work
  • Have empathy and understanding for homeless


Closing Date:       Tuesday 1st February 2022 (Midday)
Shortlisting:         Wednesday 2nd February 2022
Interviews:           Monday 7th February 2022 (interviews may be online or in-person depending on work from home guidance at the time)

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career. Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave (pro rata), plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme and the opportunity to work with colleagues that strive to transform lives.

For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification and application form from our website clicking on the “Work with HARP” tab and then “Careers”. Please quote the reference VAN.

Applications should be sent to Lauren Collin at HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB.

For further information about the position or for informal enquiries please contact Lauren Collin on 01702 615000 (option 3).

Charity No: 1098126          HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Jamie Langstone