Careers at Harbour Housing

The first thing about life at Harbour Housing is we’re different. So we’re not going to do what everyone else does and sell you an aspiration of what we want you to think what working for us is all about. We’ll tell you what it’s really like.

Our reason and very meaning of existence is to do our bit to transform the lives of some of life’s most at-risk people. It drives everything we do and every single person who is part of our team is an essential part of the operation. It’s true that when working with vulnerable people, sometimes there are challenges, but the reward of success is worth every moment in between.

We could use endless words such as ‘progression pathways’ or ‘leadership programmes’ to tell you how working here is the start of a career. Instead, we’ll tell you this. A good number of our staff, including the majority of our management team have worked here for a number of years and have progressed in their jobs. There’s every reason that when you join us, that could be you. We’re an organisation that trusts and invests in its staff; the diversity of skills and personalities in our team is why we’re constantly growing and evolving.

We are not a large organisation with an endless army of pen-clicking management teams locked away in offices. If anything, we’re more like a family. Everyone, from our Operations Director to the newest member of our team providing the day to day support for our clients, is as important as each other and all vital to what we do.

At Harbour, you won’t ever need to make an appointment to see a colleague – just pop your head around the door. You’ll also frequently see our Board of Trustees, too. No one is a stranger at Harbour Housing.

We’re not going to list all the awards we’ve won as part of the pitch, either, although we’ve won a few and we’re proud of that. Instead we’ll tell you that the biggest award we will ever win is not one that comes in a trophy – it’s being part of the story of all those who we work with who have come to us at the lowest point in their lives and moved on from us in a much better place than where they began.

What we offer you is not just a job. We’re offering you a career. Whether you stay with us for many years or just a few, by being part of Harbour Housing you’ll be part of our hugely exciting future as we do our bit to help some of most at-risk people as well as our mission to reduce homelessness.

Ultimately, we won’t stop until homelessness stops. We are Harbour Housing and we hope you’ll be as much as part of our future as we can be a part of yours.


Current Vacancies

Night Time Housing Management Officer

Salary: £23,811 to £25,184 per year 

There are various roles available in our housing management department from a trainee concierge position to more experienced roles within the team.

The role is intended to provide an effective concierge and security service, acting as a first point of contact for all customers, visitors, and suppliers to meet customer and organisational requirements.

This role is based across various schemes requiring regular travel across mid Cornwall and may include lone working. The hours are flexible and will be shift work including some weekends, bank holidays, evenings, and nights.

This is a permanent role with minimum 48 hours per week split shifts and shift allowance.

Click here to view the full job description or use the application form below to submit your CV and apply!

Support Worker (Talent Pool)

Applications for this vacancy will go into our talent pool pending anticipated future vacancies.

Salary: £20,070 to £21,221 per year 

Be on the front line of making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people in Cornwall. 

Here at Harbour Housing, we operate supported accommodation properties across mid-Cornwall for homeless people with multiple support needs – such as mental health, addiction or fleeing sexual violence and domestic abuse. 

The role of a support worker is to provide direct support to our clients on their journey from homelessness to independent living. 

For  our clients, their support worker is the most important person they’ll see during their time at Harbour. Often, you’ll be the first person many of them have had who is on their side and helping them. Arguably, it’s the most important role of anyone at Harbour because it’s you that will be helping them make their tomorrow better than today. 

You’ll work with our clients to design bespoke support plans, help signpost our clients to specialise services and working on move-on strategies to secure long term accommodation. You’ll be empowered to ensure that all your clients are given the security and support in order to maximise their independence, dignity and choice in accordance with the aims of the service provided. 

If you’re an individual who is a strong communicator with excellent organisational skills and have an empathetic personality with a genuine passion and interest in helping others – that’s the main skills we need. The rest, we can train you for. 

Fancy what you hear? Click here to view the full job description and to apply for the job, please use the application form below to submit your CV and covering letter.

Application Form

    Submit your details and apply to join Harbour Housing using the form on your left. 

    Please make sure to make clear which job you are applying for – if this is not clear, your application may be rejected. 

    A cover letter is mandatory for all jobs. Please use your covering letter to tell us about yourself, what skills and experience you have and why you think you’d suit the role(s) you are applying for. 

    Please Note: 

    • All job offers are conditional on a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and references.
    • If you are interested in applying for more than one vacancy, please make this clear.
    • If you are invited to an interview, please make sure to bring all your necessary documentation, including your right to work documentation and national insurance number.
    • Please feel free to contact us for an informal conversation if you wish to know more about the vacancy you are applying for. You can contact Rachel Battleday, our HR and Training Team Lead using our Contact Us form.