Rough Sleeper Co-ordinator – HARP

Rough Sleeper Co-ordinator – HARP

Salary Grade: Point 17, £24,491 rising incrementally to Point 22, £27,040 per annum

Hours: Full Time (37 Hours / Variable Shifts)

Contract Type: Fixed (subject to renewed funding) 31 March 2021

Location: The Bradbury Centre


Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?


HARP is a growing Southend-on-Sea based charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff and volunteers work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to over 1,000 lives every year.


Do you have resilience, a motivational and inspiring personality? Do you have what it takes to coordinate a rapid response service to rough sleepers? If so, HARP’s Rough Sleeper Team could be your ideal next move.

Based at HARP’s Bradbury Centre your role will be to provide time limited, intensive interventions to specific rough sleeping cohorts. You will have experience of working with vulnerable people or an understanding of the needs of street homeless people. The need for a flexible approach and the ability to work collaboratively with others is paramount to this role, alongside excellent communication skills, problem solving and the ability to influence others.


Working with a wide variety of agencies, including health services, criminal justice, and the local authority, HARP provides an effective and comprehensive service to address the needs of the individual. Our clients are provided with emergency shelter by our Outreach Team, and linked in with our Intensive Support Team for a comprehensive needs-and-risk assessment. Offers of accommodation are based on the outcome of the assessment, and may be an offer of a hostel or a supported shared-housing room with HARP for those with more complex support needs, or assistance into the private rented sector with floating support.


To be considered for this role, you will need the demonstrable ability to work within a highly effective, person centred service for service users, some with complex needs. Your experience must include the holistic assessment of need, support and risk, and multi-agency casework planning.


A Full Driving Licence is desirable.


Closing date:         29th October 2020 (midday)       

Shortlisting:           30th October 2020

Interview date:       6th November 2020

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career and contribution to our clients. Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme through The People’s Pension. HARP will contribute to the pension and you will also be required to make a contribution. If you are interested in this position the job description and person specification detailing the Technical and Professional knowledge required and an application form can be found at our website via the button below.

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Elliott Barker, Team Manager on 01702 430696.

For application pack, please download and save the documents on the website,, clicking on “Work with HARP” and then “Careers” or contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000.

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