Cold Weather Provision - Volunteer Coordinator
Job description and person specification
Recruitment of ex-offenders policy
Salary: Point 17, £26,845 rising incrementally to Point 22, £29,439 per annum
Contract type: Permanent.
Hours: Full Time (37 Hours / Variable Shifts including lates, weekend & bank holidays)
PLEASE NOTE THAT HARP DOES NOT ACCEPT CVs.
IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR THE VACANCY ADVERTISED BELOW, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE JOB APPLICATION FORM ABOVE.
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 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.
We are looking for some one with a passion for people and volunteering. Experience of working in the sector would be useful but is not essential. We are really looking for someone with good community knowledge, who is motivated by change and someone with the energy and enthusiasm to support others in working with a cohort that may be harder to reach.
We are looking to recruit to our new emergency accommodation hub, close to the centre of the town, we are offering new emergency accommodation options which might be first port of call for anyone experiencing homelessness or rough sleeping in Southend. As well as direct access bedspaces we also provide:
Access to outreach support
Private Rented Sector approved partners
Access to homeless healthcare
Free food, shower and washing facilities
Clean clothing and laundry facilities
Signposting to other agencies
Referral to statutory services
Support with submissions for Homeless Applications, Housing Applications, Universal Credit including brokerage for delays and sanctions
Support and advice to entrenched rough sleepers to find a new way to live away from the streets.
Support for people with complex and multiple needs, including substance misuse and mental health problems.
Closing Date: Friday 25th November 2022 (midday)
Short listing Day: Friday 25th November 2022 (PM)
Interview Day: Friday 2nd December 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 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. Full details of the schemes can be given on request.
For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification above and click the apply now button to start your application.
For further information about the position or for informal enquiries please contact Amy Cozins Service Manager on: 01702 615000
Charity No: 1098126 HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer