Careers at Harbour Housing

Careers at Harbour Housing

Harbour Housing is looking for motivated individuals who would like to join a lively and determined working environment to help at-risk people progress towards independent living.

We are an organisation which trusts and invests in its staff; the diversity of skills and personalities in our team is why we’re constantly growing and evolving. Many of our staff, including most of our management team, have worked here for several years and have progressed in their jobs. Everyone, from our Operations Director to the newest member of our team, is as important as each other and all are vital to the services we provide.

We understand the sector in which we work has many challenges, but throughout the ever-changing landscape, success stories shine through and provide substantial motivation for continuing to further our reach to those in need. By joining Harbour Housing, you will be a part of our exciting future as we help some of society’s most at-risk people and integral in our mission to reduce homelessness.

Here’s what some current members of staff have to say about Harbour Housing:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my new role with Harbour Housing. I have been made to feel extremely welcomed and accepted. I feel supported and from visiting/contributing to many projects across the organisation, I sense there is a real family style dynamic.”

“I have found working for Harbour really beneficial for my future plans. It has given me a more open mind to other people’s circumstances and learning new things by the opportunities that have been given to me, which I have been really grateful for!”

“I have found the training that I have been on really interesting. It has helped my knowledge grow to support clients with their individual needs, it has made me take a more holistic approach to other clients’ circumstances.”

Current Vacancies

Nighttime Housing Management

Salary: £26,643.08 (full time, 48 hour week) 

The role provides an effective concierge and security service, acting as the 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 position with minimum 48 hours per week split shifts and shift allowance.

We are looking for candidates who possess the right attitude and a willingness to learn, meaning previous experience, although beneficial, is not required. 

Click here to view the full job description for this role.

Please use the application form below to submit your CV and covering letter.

If you have any questions or want to have an informal chat about the role, please email Rachel at rachel@harbourhousing.com or call 01726 74186.

Team Lead: EVA Safe Accommodation and Support Services for Women with Complex Needs escaping Domestic Abuse

Salary: £28,302.20 (full time, 37.5 hours)

EVA stands for Empowered, Valued, Aware, and is a unique and comprehensive service of Safe Accommodation, Specialist Support and Resettlement for women with multiple and complex needs fleeing Domestic Abuse which is commissioned in line with part four of the Domestic Abuse Act.

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated, reflective, and experienced manager to lead, energise and strategically develop the EVA Service.  This is an exciting opportunity to maximise the service we offer and support the wider organisation to ensure we offer a gender-responsive approach to every woman who accesses Harbour Housing.

The EVA Team lead needs to hold significant understanding and training in domestic abuse and complex and risk-taking behaviours including substance use and be able to demonstrate a minimum of three years’ professional experience in a domestic abuse and/or complex needs accommodation setting.

The safe accommodation and support element of EVA comprises of a minimum of 12 beds across two women-only properties and is run on a 24/7 basis with on-call support out of hours. Women can stay for up to 12 months and beyond this we offer a resettlement service to support their safe transition to independent living. Underpinning our specialist support is an extensive and person-centred need, risk and support mapping system and an inclusive recovery programme designed by and for women with complex needs to explore recovery from domestic abuse and trauma in a way that is accessible.  The role-holder will be expected to keep oversight of these three elements and ensure their delivery and development is consistent with contractual requirements and client need.

Compassion and resilience are key attributes as is the practised and demonstrable ability to reflect, learn and develop responsively, utilising a range of resources to help inform our service policies and procedures with the most up to date and evidence-based information. The role requires a deep understanding of trauma, and its impacts, as well as professional curiosity and willingness to understand and value different perspectives.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with other staff internally as well as external organisations to maximise the effectiveness of the service and recognise opportunities for further development. They will be responsible for data collection and collating reports, case studies and evaluations for a variety of stakeholders, working with senior managers to ensure high-quality performance and presentation.

The job holder will ensure they fully understand and fulfil their responsibilities, particularly in relation to child and adult safeguarding, data protection, health, and safety.

*Please note: this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

Click here to view the full job description for this role. 

Please use the application form below to submit your CV and covering letter.

If you have any questions or want to have an informal chat about the role, please email Rachel at rachel@harbourhousing.com or call 01726 74186.

 

Support Worker

Be at the forefront of making a difference to the lives of at-risk people in Cornwall.
Here at Harbour Housing, we operate supported accommodation properties across mid-Cornwall for people affected by homelessness with multiple support needs – such as mental ill health, addiction or experience of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
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. You’ll work with clients to design bespoke support plans, help with signposting to specialist services and develop 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.
Click here to view the full job description for this role.
Please use the application form below to submit your CV and covering letter.
If you have any questions or want to have an informal chat about the role, please email Rachel at rachel@harbourhousing.com or call 01726 74186.

Graduate Volunteers and Activities Coordinator

The role of Volunteers and Activities Coordinator is both varied and challenging, with no two days ever being the same. Here at Harbour Housing, we have a weekly activities rota to enable our beneficiaries to engage in positive and meaningful activities whilst residing in our accommodation. We have a small portfolio of external and resident volunteers who facilitate our in-house activities and oversee our small holding.

Click here to view the full job description for this role.
Please use the application form below to submit your CV and covering letter.
If you have any questions or want to have an informal chat about the role, please email Rachel at rachel@harbourhousing.com or call 01726 74186.

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 by calling 01726 74186, emailing recruitment@harbourhousing.com or by using our Contact Us form.