Housing Project Worker – HARP

Housing Project Worker – HARP

Salary Grade: Point 11, £22,129 rising incrementally to Point 16, £24,432 per annum
Hours: Full Time (37 Hours / Variable Shifts covering days, evening and weekends)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Southend-on-Sea

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 226 bed spaces in our emergency and short-term accommodation, employ over 90 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 helping others less fortunate? 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.


Full Job Description

Closing date: 7th February 2022 (noon)
Shortlisting: 8th February 2022
Interview date: 15th February 2022

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, a contributory pension scheme through The People’s Pension and a Death in Service Benefit. HARP will make a contribution to the pension and you will be required to make a contribution.

Applications should be downloaded from our website at www.harpsouthend.org.uk and clicking on the tab “Work with HARP” and then Careers. The completed application should then be sent or emailed (lauren.collin@harpsouthend.org.uk) to Lauren Collin at HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB.

For further information and an informal chat about the positions please contact Adele Morton, Team Manager on 01702 602913.

Please quote Ref: PW10.

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

Jamie Langstone