Eviction Prevention & Landlord Liaison Officer

Southend-on-Sea, Essex
22 Oct 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

A core aim is also to develop and maintain a portfolio of partnerships with private sector landlords, housing associations and local authority housing providers to find lasting homes for service users and our hostels residents.

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 staff member to join our Homeless Prevention services:

Eviction Prevention & Landlord Liaison Officer (Ref No: EP1)

Starting salary at NJC Point (new) 17, £23,836 rising incrementally to NJC Point (new) 22, £26,317 per annum

Contract Type: Fix Term/2 years funding. 37 hours per week

The Eviction Prevention & Landlord Liaison Officer is an exciting new role and responsible for providing a highly professional customer focused service to HARP’s residents who are ready to move on and also assist those who are at risk of eviction to support them to sustain their tenancies.

We are looking for a flexible, positive, approachable, friendly, outgoing person with the ability to forge positive working relationships with accommodation providers and our service users.

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, 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.

Closing date:           15 November 2019 - Midday

Shortlisting:             15 November 2019

Interview date:        22 November 2019

If you are interested in one of these positions 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.

To apply for this position, please download an application from our website by clicking apply, then “Get Involved” tab and then Careers

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