HARP – Housing Income Assistant

HARP – Housing Income Assistant

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 homelessness charity, helping over 1,000 people every year who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We provide essential services like food, clothing and washing facilities, as well as emergency and long-term supported housing.
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 although at times individuals may require support from HARP and other agencies to avoid eviction.
We currently manage over 200 bed spaces in our emergency and short term hostels and employ over 80 full and part time staff and support 100 volunteers.
We are recruiting a Housing Income Assistant to join our Housing Income Team to primarily monitor and ensure housing income records are accurately maintained on HARP’s client database.

Housing Income Assistant (Ref: HIA1)

Salary grade point 7 to point 11 (£19,554 – £21,166) pro rata 15 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent, 15 hours per week (Days and hours are negotiable but the successful candidate must be flexible to ensure deadlines are met).

The ideal candidate will have a good financial awareness and proven record of maintaining accurate records. Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word, self-motivated and an excellent team player
Closing Date: Tuesday 18th June 2019 (Midday)
Short listing Day: Wednesday 19th June 2019
Interview Day: Wednesday 26th June 2019

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, to develop your career and contribution to our clients and of course the opportunity to work with dedicated colleagues that strive to transform lives.
Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave (pro rata), plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme through The People’s Pension. HARP will make a contribution 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 ‘Know How’ 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 Cliff Hollanders, Housing Income Co-ordinator on 01702 615000.
To apply for this position, please download an application from our website www.harpsouthend.org.uk clicking on the “Get Involved” tab and the “Careers” or contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000 for an application pack.
HARP is an active member of the “Homes for Cathy” group of housing associations, which is committed to providing services to tackle homelessness.
Charity No: 1098126
Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742
HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer