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Vacancies...

HARP currently has 4 vacancies as detailed below. Would all applicants please read carefully each advert, job description and person specification to make sure that they apply for the job that is most suitable for them.
 

Project Worker (Temporary - Up to 31/03/2013*)
Resettlement Team
Salary Grade point 18 to point 21 (17,161 to 19,126) full time

HARP (Homeless Action Resource Project) is a progressive charity combining a Homeless Day Centre, Night Shelter and supported accommodation throughout Southend on Sea, Essex. This exciting and innovative venture offers a broad range of services aimed at tackling the issues facing Southend's homeless.

Our main objectives are to provide homeless people with help and advice in securing accommodation and to alleviate homelessness through the provision of short-term emergency accommodation and medium stay supported housing.

The Resettlement Team is based in the HARP Day Centre, a busy and energetic environment. Project workers identify a service user’s needs through a number of different assessment tools and carry a case throughout the journey through HARP with the aim of empowering and supporting the individual into an independent and healthy life.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • One to two years experience of working in the homeless field or similar
  • Excellent communication and computer skills
  • The ability to remain calm in a crisis and deal with all incidents in a professional manner
  • Have an empathy and understanding for homeless people, especially those who have complex needs
  • Have the skills to work both on their own initiative and as part of a team, with the willingness to work unsociable hours, including evenings, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays

*HARP are endeavouring to acquire additional funding to extend this contract.

To apply for the above position, please ensure that you have first read and meet the Job Description & Person Specification and then print out, complete and return the Job Description Form, Job Application Form and the Application Guidance Notes & Equal Opportunity Recruitment Monitoring Form available for download below:

   

   

For further information about the HARP organisation please view the following:

Please return the completed forms to:
Clive Franceschi, HARP, 1
17 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2DL
Please mark your envelope "Strictly Private & Confidential"

Closing Date:              12 noon Friday 14th September 2012
Shortlisting Day:         Monday 17th September 2012
Interview Day:             26th September 2012

For further information, contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000

Previous applicants need not apply

Charity No: 1098126               HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer


 Project Worker (Permanent)
Training & Support (Supported Housing Team)
Salary Grade point 18 to point 21 (17,161 to 19,126) Full time

Homeless Action Resource Project (HARP) is an exciting and innovative organisation for the homeless, which aims to provide accommodation and support tailored to the specific needs of homeless people in the Southend on Sea area to enable them to live independently within the community.

This post is within our supported housing team. As a Project Worker, you will provide support to enable residents to sustain their tenancies and move on to independent living.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • One years experience of working in the homeless field or similar

  • Excellent communication and computer skills

  • The ability to remain calm in a crisis and deal with all incidents in a professional manner

  • Have an empathy and understanding for homeless people, especially those who have complex needs

  • Have the skills to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team, with the willingness to work unsociable hours, including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays

  • A full UK driving licence.

To apply for the above position, please ensure that you have first read and meet the Job Description & Person Specification and then print out, complete and return the Job Description Form, Job Application Form and the Application Guidance Notes & Equal Opportunity Recruitment Monitoring Form available for download below:

   

   

For further information about the HARP organisation please view the following:

Please return the completed forms to:
Clive Franceschi, HARP, 1
17 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2DL
Please mark your envelope "Strictly Private & Confidential"

Closing Date:              12 noon Friday 14th September 2012
Short listing Day:        17th September 2012
Interview Day:             28th September 2012

For further information, contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000

Previous applicants need not apply

Charity No: 1098126               HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer


Support Worker (Temporary - Up to 31/03/2013*)
Training & Support (Supported Housing Team)
Salary Grade point 14 to point 17 (15,725 to 16,830) Full time

Homeless Action Resource Project (HARP) is an exciting and innovative organisation for the homeless, which aims to provide accommodation and support tailored to the specific needs of homeless people in the Southend on Sea area to enable them to live independently within the community.

This post is within our supported housing team. As a Support Worker, you will provide support to enable residents to sustain their tenancies and move on to independent living.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • One year’s experience of working in the homeless field or similar

  • Good communication and computer skills

  • The ability to remain calm in a crisis and deal with all incidents in a professional manner

  • Have an empathy and understanding for homeless people, especially those who have complex needs

  • Have the skills to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team, with the willingness to work unsociable hours, including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays

  • A full UK driving licence.

*HARP are endeavouring to seek additional funding to extend the contract.

To apply for the above position, please ensure that you have first read and meet the Job Description & Person Specification and then print out, complete and return the Job Description Form, Job Application Form and the Application Guidance Notes & Equal Opportunity Recruitment Monitoring Form available for download below:

   

   

For further information about the HARP organisation please view the following:

Please return the completed forms to:
Clive Franceschi, HARP, 1
17 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2DL
Please mark your envelope "Strictly Private & Confidential"

Closing Date:              12 noon Friday 14th September 2012.
Short listing Day:        17th September 2012
Interview Day:             25th September 2012

For further information, contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000

Previous applicants need not apply

Charity No: 1098126               HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer


HARP Charity Shop Manager
Salary 16,440-18,453 (Point 16-19)

Description
HARP needs a hard-working and innovative Shop Manager who truly understands the people of Southend to turn our charity shop into a commercial success.

About the role
HARP needs shop managers who are commercially minded: hard-working people with initiative and imagination to drive our profits and help us to realise our vision of breaking the cycle of homelessness. We’re currently recruiting a Shop Manager to take the lead in our Westcliff shop, managing a diverse team of volunteers and work experience trainees, displaying products, coordinating incoming stock and being responsible for the takings which help fund our services to help Southend's homeless.

About you
Whilst experience in retail is essential, your understanding of social training enterprises and a passionate approach to work is an absolute must. Managing one of the charity shops that fund our services, you’ll need to use your skills in leadership to develop an ethic of exceptional customer service amongst your diverse team. You’ll also need to employ a flexible approach to managing your shop: prioritising tasks, focussing on the look and feel of the window display or shop floor and coordinating incoming stock. It’s all go and every day will be different. As every penny of profit is valuable, you’ll also need strong numerical skills. A basic knowledge of IT or till systems will help you along your way as our shops continue to fund our vitally important homeless services.

About us
HARP is the leading charity in Southend dedicated to helping the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. Our daily work has turned around the lives of several hundred each year. With a small staff team, we are developing as a complex, dynamic and diverse charity.


Essential Criteria

  • 2-3 years’ experience in a retail environment

  • A positive and service orientated attitude

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • A natural team player, is supportive and enthusiastic

  • A flexible approach

  • Demonstrates an understanding of charity retail

  • Experience of leadership

  • Comfortable with till systems

  • Strong numerical skills

How to Apply

To apply for the above position, please ensure that you have first read and meet the Job Description & Person Specification and then print out, complete and return the Job Description Form, Job Application Form and the Application Guidance Notes & Equal Opportunity Recruitment Monitoring Form available for download below:

    

   

For further information about the HARP organisation please view the following:

Please return the completed forms to:
Clive Franceschi, HARP, 1
17 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2DL
Please mark your envelope "Strictly Private & Confidential"

Closing Date:              12 noon Friday 21st September 2012.
Short listing Day:        24th September 2012
Interview Day:            2nd October 2012

For further information, contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000

Previous applicants need not apply

Charity No: 1098126               HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

 

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Volunteer Vacancies...

We also have active vacancies for a Night Shelter Support Volunteer, Volunteer Drivers and Van Assistants at our charity shop and Volunteer Cleaners at our day centre. To apply please see our Volunteers page.



Our Mission Statement

“Our organisation is committed to providing a needs-led, high quality support service for homeless people to enable them to achieve independent living within the community”.
 

Our Vision and Values Statement

Vision

HARP will be recognised as the leading provider of homeless services within Southend.

HARP will be acknowledged as a professional organisation that can respond to the diverse needs of the homeless population in Southend, e.g. young people, families and rough sleepers. 

HARP will deliver high quality services that empower homeless people to live independently.

HARP will be seen as an innovative and robust organisation that can respond to the ever changing needs and demands within the homeless field.

Values

Our work is guided by a set of values, which help to determine work priorities and the overall style of working, recognising that everyone has a contribution to make and a right to equality of opportunity.

HARP believes that

No person should suffer discrimination or lack of opportunity based on race, gender, belief, sexuality, disability, age or class.

Services characterised by high quality, integrity and respect for recipients, colleagues and outside agencies are the best way of working.

Staff deserve to be well trained, managed and supported.

Service user involvement, an understanding of homelessness and a holistic approach to working is the best way to empower people towards independent living.

Innovation and creative solutions to problems will enable us to reflect the ever changing needs of homeless people both in its services and policies.

 

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CONTACT    
DAY SERVICE :   59 Valkyrie Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 8AW  Telephone: 01702 430696
NIGHT SERVICE :   58 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2BY  Telephone: 01702 602913
SUPPORTED     Ceylon Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7HP  Telephone: 01702 344516
ACCOMMODATION :   Genesta Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex  SS0 8DA  Telephone: 01702 351541
ACORN :   117 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex  SS1 2DL  Telephone: 01702 619089
HEAD OFFICE :   117 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex  SS1 2DL  Telephone: 01702 615000
CHARITY SHOP :   420 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex  SS0 9LA  Telephone: 01702 330261
E-MAIL :    info@harpsouthend.org.uk