SAVS Weekly Update – Week Ending Friday 11th August 2017

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Highlight of the Week

No Recourse to Public Funds information event

On Tuesday 5th September from 10am-12noon here at SAVS we will be holding a information event on supporting those that have no recourse to public funds. This event will give you an overview to support those who have no recourse to public funds, the session will begin with a presentation from Derek Edwards of Citizens Advice Southend giving an overview of no recourse to public funds, what public funds are available and who is entitled to them, this will be followed by a presentation by Alexis Wright from SOS Domestic Abuse Projects on the effects it has on children and families. Then CAST (Communities and Sanctuary Seekers Together) will give an overview of the services they offer.

To come to this one off event book you place on the following link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-recourse-to-public-funds-tickets-36829868127

News

How healthy is your organisation?

  • Not sure if your policies and procedures are up to date?
  • Has your organisation recently grown or shrunk?
  • Ambitious about the future but want your organisation to be ready?
  • Just taken on your first paid staff, volunteers or other contracts?
  • Concerned about secure funding and needing to be ready to make funding applications?

If you answered yes to the above then get in touch with SAVS to arrange a health check in the coming months. It can be adapted no matter the size of your organisation… new, established or with decades of experience. Our health check is offered as part of our funding and development advice, and will run through the following areas;

Organisation structure
How you work with and engage service users
Safety and Safeguarding
Equality and Diversity
Leadership and Management
Governance and Management Committee
Outcomes and Impact / Monitoring and evaluation
Working with partners / Employment law and Insurance
Policies and procedures
Strategic direction and planning
Finances and Fundraising / Resources and Information Technology
Volunteers
Training and development
Communications: Publicity and Marketing

In a 1-2 hour session we can run through all these points with you and/or your team or just particular areas where you have concerns. The aim is to generate an action plan for how to improve in the areas where support might be needed – all information will be confidential – we will used it confidentially to shape our future training programme and support that we deliver to members.

If you would like to arrange a health check, drop an email to gcartwright@savs-southend.co.uk and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

SE Central Essex MIND Summer Newsletter

South East and Central Essex MIND’s Summer Newsletter can be found on the following link https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7-aC_0ZJPHZYnRuTW5DcGs2ZG8

HARP receive recognition for their commitment to volunteers

HARP recently received recognition for their voluntary action at the Essex Who Will Care? Awards 2017.

HARP have around 60 volunteers who support their work, from helping at the charity shops, right through to supporting local homeless people to move away from life on the streets. Many of their volunteers go on to work for the charity due to the level of support, training and work experience they gain within their role.

Robbie Norton, 31, from Leigh-on-Sea, has been volunteering at HARP for about a year as he had a homeless man living on a street near him for some time and he wanted to do something to help. By volunteering at HARP’s charity shop in Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff, Robbie, and many others that help at the shop, support HARP to raise vital funds to further their work with local homeless people.

Robbie enjoys volunteering and nominated HARP for a Voluntary Team Award. He said “I enjoy helping out at the charity shop every Friday morning and I thought HARP deserved an award for all their hard work, so I nominated them!”

The award takes pride of place in the shop to remind the team that as well as making a difference to those that are homeless, they are also making a difference to those that volunteer too.

Joanne Dear, Volunteer Coordinator at HARP, said: “HARP was built on a foundation of voluntary action and our volunteers make such a difference to the work we do. We pride ourselves on creating a supportive and inclusive environment and it is wonderful to hear from volunteers like Robbie who enjoy volunteering with us. We were thrilled to receive recognition at the Who Will Care? Awards and would like to thank Robbie and all those that give their time to help. Together, we can end rough sleeping for good!”

GP Awards

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Quality Awards 2017 to highlight and celebrate excellence within local GP practices, recognising member of staff/teams/practices who, through their embodiment of NHS values can inspire others to achieve great things.

If possible, can you help us to raise the profile and get as many nominations as poss? Copy below that might be useful…
Do you know a member of staff in a GP practice in south east Essex (near Southend, Rayleigh, Rochford, Canvey) that goes the extra mile for patients?

Despite many negative posts, experiences and media coverage that GPs and practice staff get – it’s fair to say there are a lot of people working in the local NHS who work incredibly hard and could do with a bit of recognition.   Nominations have now opened for the ‘People’s Choice’ Quality Award 2017.

It could be the receptionist, practice nurse or the doctors themselves.  More info here.

Events & Meetings

Essex Sleep Out

HARP, Southend’s Homeless Charity, are once again holding their Really Big South Essex Sleep Out to raise money to help local homeless people. Last year over 60 different groups held Sleep Outs across the area, and together they raised an amazing £8,000 and they are hoping to raise even more this year! You can choose to brave the elements with just a sleeping bag, or get the tent out and camp in the garden with the whole family. Either way, make a night of it and raise money for local homeless people as you go! And if you’re a local community group, you can benefit from a special Sleep Out talk from HARP before taking part in the event.

For more information visit: http://www.essexsleepout.org/

Anglia Ruskin University and SEEE’s annual conference: Leading Questions

12 September in Cambridge

We have an array of exciting speakers and informative workshops, and only a limited number of delegate spaces, so please book soon to avoid disappointment!

Opening Plenary What is leadership and where can it take us?
Vicky Browning (Chief Executive, ACEVO)
Clare Morris (Managing Director, Anglia Ruskin Health Partnership)
Rebecca Birkbeck (Director, Community Engagement, the Co-op)

Workshops (repeat sessions you just need to choose your top three and we will allocate you to your choices if possible)
1 Making private sector partnerships work (Birketts)
2 Governance for turbulent times (Karen Anderson, Cambridge Social Ventures)
3 Leading collaboration in the third sector (Mutual Ventures)
4 Digital leadership: what it means and how to do it (TBC)
5 Change management (Ella Forums, Natacha Wilson)
6 Campaigning for change (New Philanthropy Capital, Charlotte Lamb)

Closing Plenary Developing your leadership skills, and developing leaders
Mona Shah (Founder, Harry Specters)
Debra Allcock Tyler (Author of It’s Tough at the Top; CEO, Directory of Social Change)

You can find our event flyer here, please feel free to pass on.

Training

Autumn courses by Voluntary Sector Training

Subsidised Fundraising Training for Small Charities

FSI provide training courses to small charities that cover a wide range of subjects from event planning to leadership. They heavily subsidised their training and in 2017/18 with their deliver partners, have been awarded the contract to deliver an extended programme of learning opportunities. Together with partners Local Giving, Charities Finance Group and Small Charities Coalition they are delivering over 4,000 learning opportunities between April 2017 and March 2018 in 17 locations across the UK. Visit http://www.thefsi.org/services/training/ for more information. They also hold useful webinars too, and more information can be seen here http://www.thefsi.org/services/online-learning/

Funding

Essex Community Foundation: Phone-In Surgery

Our next Phone-In Funding Surgery is on 16 August and is aimed at voluntary and community groups which are working to improve information, advice and guidance in health and social care. The grants team will be available between 10 am and 12 noon to discuss your work and talk through a potential application. To participate, please call 01245 356018 on the day.

Wolfson/Theatres Trust Urgent Repairs Scheme Round Two Now Open (Deadline 16 September 2017)

Round Two of the Wolfson/Theatres Trust Urgent Repairs Scheme is a capital fund that awards grants of up to £15,000 to architecturally significant theatres in need of immediate repair and maintenance which, without funding for urgent repairs, face closure. The scheme is open to all statutory listed or architecturally significant theatres that have UK charitable or not-for-profit status and that operate a year-round programme of live performance (of no less than 30 performances a year). Priority is given to projects that deliver urgent building repairs, and which can demonstrate that without such repairs the viability of the theatre and its future as a place presenting live work to audiences is at risk. Projects which are in receipt of other awards from Theatres Trust or the Wolfson Foundation are not eligible to apply to this fund. Visit http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/how-we-help/grants-funding/urgent-repairs-scheme for more information.

Community Radio Fund to Re-Open for Applications in October (Re-opens 11 Oct – 8 Nov 2017)

Funded by the UK Government’s Administered by Ofcom, the Fund has been established to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support: Management: Fundraising to support the station: Administration: Financial management & reporting: Community outreach and: Volunteer organisation and support. Grants can only be made to community radio licensees in the UK, who are broadcasting under a community radio licence.. Visit https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/information-for-industry/radio-broadcasters/community-radio-fund for more information.

Small Grants to Promote Inter Faith Events (Deadline, 15 September 2017)

The Interfaith Youth Trust has announced that it is making grants of up to £500 available for events organised by and for young people focussed around Inter Faith Week 2017. Grants are awarded for proposals for inter-faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. The age range for young people is 11-25 years. Priority will be given to projects which actively involve young people in planning, running, and evaluation of the project; promote positive action i.e. young people from different backgrounds coming together to address shared problems like improving green spaces; and are run by non-statutory organisations, such as youth clubs, scout/guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations. Visit http://www.ifyouthtrust.org.uk/?page_id=8 for more information.

Lifeboat Charities Encouraged to Bid for Part of £1 Million Support Fund (Deadline, midnight, 6 September 2017)

UK Registered charities that operate an inshore/inland lifeboat or rescue within or around the UK can apply for funding from the Inshore and Inland rescue boat grant scheme. This scheme was launched by the government in 2014 and is a 5-year scheme with £1million available each year. The fund supports charities running local lifeboat and rescue services, helping those in danger on and around inland and inshore waterways. The money from the fund can be used to buy equipment such as lifejackets, power boats and safety gear, as well as go towards training and other costs to support ongoing lifesaving efforts. There are no minimum or maximum amounts for awards but the applicant organisation must provide 10% towards the cost of the items funded. Visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inshore-and-inland-rescue-boat-grant-how-to-apply-2017-to-2018 for more information.

Grants to Improve the Lives of Disabled and Sick Children (Deadline, 10 October 2017)

The DM Thomas Foundation for Young People supports registered charities that work to improve the lives of disabled and sick children and young people by awarding grants for equipment, training, and support. Through the Foundation’s Central Grants scheme, awards of a few hundred pounds and up to £30,000 can be made, although the majority of grants will be under £10,000. Examples of grants awarded in 2016 include: £30,000 to Disability Challengers for a sensory room; £21,033 to Drove Road Residential Centre for a new playground; and £2,932 to Ichthyosis Support Group ISG for residential activity camps for children affected by the condition. Visit https://dmthomasfoundation.org/what-we-do/grants/ for more information.

Rosa Awards Grants to Promote Gender Equality (Opens Early 2018)

Rosa, a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK, has awarded grants totalling £36,450 to 20 projects across the UK through the second round of the Voices from the Front Line programme. The programme aims to support women at the front of the fight for gender equality. Funding of between £500 and £2,000 is available to support projects that will increase the skills, capacity and credibility of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change. The grants include £2,000 to Fourth Wave: London Feminist Activists towards their project tackling period poverty, £1,500 to Tender Education & Arts for their student campaign around sexual abuse and consent and £1,200 to GlobalGirl Media UK towards training for young women and girls in film. Visit http://www.rosauk.org/blog/20-womens-organisations-receive-a-boost-with-funds-from-rosa/ for more information.

Transform Foundation to Launch Charity Incubator (Opens in 2018)

Following a large donation from a philanthropist, the Transform Foundation has announced plans to establish a charity incubator. This will function like many of the leading tech incubators such as Y CombinatorSeedcamp or Entrepreneur First, but purely for the purpose of creating scalable registered charities or social enterprises.  The Transform Incubator will provide new charities and other not-for-profit organisations in the United Kingdom with a grant of £10,000, 6 months of office space, legal support and mentorship from some of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs and technologists. The Transform Incubator is a 6-month program culminating in a Donor Day where participants will have the opportunity to pitch to dozens of the UK’s leading philanthropists and grant making organisations. Visit https://www.transformfoundation.org.uk/charity-incubator for more information.

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2017 (Deadline 6 October 2017)

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is giving disabled entrepreneurs in the UK the chance to win a share of £70,000 to fund the further growth of their business, and become Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. This year the award is open to all forms of entrepreneurship (including pre-revenue start-ups). Applicants can be businesses operated by and/or for the benefit of disabled people; or employers whose workforce is made up of significant numbers of disabled people. The overall winner will receive a top prize of £30,000 and there are four prizes of £10,000 to four other finalists. A previous winner of the award was Geoff Holt MBE of Wetwheels, a Community Interest Company (CIC) run out of Portsmouth, which operates fully accessible boats to provide boating opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Visit https://www.leonardcheshire.org/support-and-information/life-and-work-skills-development/employment-programmes/stelios-award-for#.VZ9zWvka5xM for more information.

Development Funding for Charities and Social Enterprises (Deadline, 29 August 2017)

The Fore Trust is the only open-access funder in the UK offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises. The Fore will fund any UK registered charity, social enterprise or community interest company that is small (annual income less than £1m) and charitable. To apply for grants of up to £30,000, organisations must register at the start of each funding round. As numbers for each round are capped and applicants are selected on a on a first-come, first-serve basis, early registration is recommended. On successful registration, applicants are sent further details of the application process. Visit https://www.thefore.org/charities/ for more information.

Help the Homeless (Deadline, 15 September 2017)

Help the Homeless makes grants of up to £5,000 to small and medium sized charitable organisations (with a turnover of less than £1million) whose aim is to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life. The grants are available for capital costs and examples of previously supported projects include: a grant of £3,000 to buy wardrobes to furnish bedrooms in a 12-bed hostel; a grant of £2,650 for the purchase of shelving and storage so that a breakfast project can more efficiently sort food and collate food parcels for their clients. Visit http://www.help-the-homeless.org.uk/applying-for-funding/ for more information.

Funding to Regenerate Public Parks and Cemeteries (Deadline, 12pm – 31 August 2017)
The programme provides grants of between £100,000 and £5 million to regenerate historic public parks and cemeteries for the benefit of local communities. Applications are accepted from local authorities as well as not for profit organisations that own historic public parks and cemeteries. To be eligible applicants will need to show that the community values the park or cemetery as part of their heritage; they meet local social, economic and environmental needs; and the management actively involves local people. Applications go through a two-round application process. This is so organisations can apply at an early stage of planning their project and get an idea of whether they’re likely to receive a grant. At the first round applicants can also ask for funding to develop their project. Visit https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/parks-people for more information.

WHSmith Community Grant (Deadline, 30 September 2017)

Voluntary organisations, charities schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith Trust. The WHSmith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates. There are two application rounds each year. Visit https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/community-grants-application/ for more information.

BIG Lottery Coastal Communities Fund Update

The CCF encourages the economic development of UK coastal communities by giving funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs. The CCF will be extended to 2021 with at least £90m of new funding available for the period 2017/18 to 2020/21. Private sector companies, voluntary organisations, local authorities, social enterprises and development agencies are amongst the organisations eligible to apply. In 2016, the South West Coastal Path Association received £1,146,864 to improve and promote the Path and the RSPB received £267,843 to further develop tourism at South Stack drifts, Anglesey. Grant levels differ between regions and are typically between £20,000 and £2million. Full application guidelines will be published on the website when the programme opens. Visit https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/uk-wide/coastal-communities for more information.

Wolfson Foundation Health and Disability Grants Programme (Deadline 5 January 2018)

Through the programme, the Wolfson Foundation, makes grants of between £15,000 – £100,000 for new buildings, refurbishments and equipment for a range of organisations delivering excellent care and support. The funding is focused on Palliative Care and Hospices; Older People; and Transitions and Independence. Match funding is required for projects over £50,000. The Foundation does not provide funding for clinical care which might be considered the proper responsibility of the National Health Service (e.g. refurbishment of hospital wards or other facilities, or provision of surgical equipment). The Foundation also encourage applications from all parts of the UK, especially regions that have few alternative sources of funding. Visit http://www.wolfson.org.uk/funding/health-and-disability/ for more information.

Funding for Disability Tennis Wheelchairs and Equipment (Deadline 1 September 2017)

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to special schools, disability groups and associations, etc for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Individuals can apply for grants of up to £500. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) licensed coach or course fees for official LTA development/coaching courses. Groups can apply for wheelchairs, court hire, coaching fees and equipment packages which will include, rackets, balls, mini net, and coaching aids such as cones and throw down marker lines. In the case of wheelchairs a deposit will be required; for individuals the amount of deposit required will depend on the wheelchair type requested, clubs will need to raise a deposit of £250. Visit http://www.danmaskelltennistrust.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant.html for more information.

Arts Council – Strategic Touring Programme (Deadline 22 September 2017)

Arts organisations can apply for grants in excess of £15,000 to provide opportunities for people to experience the Arts. The programme is focused on providing arts provision in areas that offer few opportunities to attend and participate in the arts. Areas that are geographically isolated or suffer from a lack of local artists and arts organisations. The funding is available for touring work in areas , that rely on touring for much of their arts provision and is part of the Arts Council England Strategic Touring programme. The funding is available to both arts organisations and individuals working in the arts. Partnerships, networks and consortia can also apply. Visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/strategic-touring for more information.

Dream Fund Opens for Applications in July 2017 (Deadline 5pm, 22 August 2017)

Supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the next round of the Dream Fund will re-opened for applications. The Dream Fund offers charitable organisations across Great Britain to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream project. The total award fund of £3,000,000 will be awarded as grants of up to £1,000,000. Applications for innovative, creative, original, and present projects that are a genuine ‘dream’ submitted by partnerships of at least two charitable organisations (one must be a registered charity) are invited. Visit http://www.postcodedreamtrust.org.uk/dream-fund for more information.

Arts Council England – Catalyst Small Grants (Deadline 10 August 2017)

Arts Council England’s Catalyst Fund supports organisations to build fundraising capacity to enable them to attract more private giving to arts and culture. One-off grants of £10,000-£30,000 are available for capacity building work that involves investing in systems training and developments for staff, volunteers and boards or to cover the costs of external expertise to support. Eligible organisations will be small to medium sized organisations, including arts and not-for-profit organisations, museums, and libraries, with an annual turnover of between £100,000 and £750,000. Projects must be completed within 18 months of the project start date and by 14 December 2019 at the latest. Match funding in cash or in kind of 10% of the overall budget must be provided. Visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/catalyst-small-grants for more information.

Call for Applications for Second Round of ‘Celebrating Age’ Funding (Deadline 31 August 2017)

Celebrating Age, a joint Arts Council England/Baring Foundation fund which supports partnerships between arts and older people’s organisations, is now open for applications. Grants of £50,000 to £100,000 are available to support cultural spaces and other organisations to engage proactively with older people. Eligible partnerships or consortia may include those between cultural organisations or between cultural and non-arts organisations. Visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/celebrating-age for more information.

Awards for All – Updates to Funding Priorities (England, Scotland and Wales)

Awards for All, Big Lottery’s small grant scheme, has announced a change to its application guidelines to include fewer funding priorities. To be eligible for funding, projects must now meet at least one of the following three priorities. Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities; Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities; Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage. Awards for All offers grants of up to £10,000 to projects that improve communities and the lives of people within them. Apply at anytime. Visit https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/Awards-For-All for more information.

Food Power – Tackling Food Poverty Through People-Powered Change

Established and emerging local food poverty alliances are being invited to join The Food Power programme, an initiative that aims to strengthen local communities’ ability to reduce food poverty at grassroots level. This four-year programme is led by Sustain and Church Action on Poverty and will support the development of more sustainable approaches to tackling food poverty. The programme has four funding strands: Up to £10,000 to support the development of an alliance, a food poverty action plan and learning visits to other areas; up to £5,000 to support initiatives linked to one of the programmes thematic priorities; up to £5,000 to support initiatives which empower those affected by food poverty; and up to £5,000 to evaluate specific responses to food poverty and showcase effective practice. All partners will be encouraged to raise match funding to maximise the value of the programme. Invitations to apply to join the programme will made at different points during the lifetime of the programme with interested communities encouraged to sign up to the newsletter to receive regular updates. Visit https://www.sustainweb.org/foodpower/ for more information.

New Funding to Tackle Issues Around Gang Violence

The Home Office is providing £90,000 in new funding to tackle the issues around gang violence. The funding will enable a further 15 local area reviews to be conducted in regions who are experiencing gang related issues to assess their resilience and help address the issues they face. Once the areas who will be reviewed are selected, an expert team will help local authorities and their partners map gang problems in their area, review how effectively they deal with it, and make recommendations to help improve their response. Local areas will also be able to benefit from tailored follow on support to help them implement the suggested changes and do more to tackle the issue of gangs. This could include developing multi-agency action plans to tackle county lines, training and support, and help to develop relevant town and city centre safeguarding measures. Visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-further-funding-to-tackle-gang-related-violence for more information.

Active Ageing: Creating Change in Communities (Deadline 12pm, 29 August 2017)

Comic Relief has launched a £1.5 million fund to engage older people aged 65 and over in volunteering. Between 15-25 grants will be awarded to projects that specifically target older people who don’t usually participate in volunteering or social activities because they are from a disadvantaged community, or face other barriers to participating. Grants of between £40,000 and £80,000 for up to three years work will be made to registered organisations based in the community in which they are already working with older people (including those working with national or regional partners). Partnership applications are also welcomed.. The activities planned must have positive benefits for older people, providing them with meaningful roles for social interaction and leadership and recognising and valuing their contributions. Eligible additional support costs can include, for example, the provision of accessible transport. Visit http://www.comicrelief.com/grants/initiatives/active-ageing-creating-change-communities for more information.

Jobs

Housing Income Co-ordinator

Salary Grade Point: 22 – 28 starting at £20,661 to £24,964 pa pro rata
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Contract type: Permanent (37 hours per week)
Job Ref: HIC1

HARP is a Southend-on-Sea charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to over 1,000 lives every year.

HARP is currently recruiting for a Housing Income Co-ordinator to join our Service Operations Team. This post is based within the Housing Income Team which sits within the wider supported housing service operation team.

The Housing Income Team maintains very close links with a number of teams, including our supported housing accommodation services teams throughout the borough to ensure efficient and effective processes are in place to manage rental income, rent top up, service charges and arrears with all of our tenants.

Reporting into the Service Operations Manager, the post holder will:
– Work under the leadership and guidance of the Service Operations Manager to provide a responsive and customer orientated rent management service to accommodation managers and tenants;
– Liaise with the local authority Housing Benefits team and Department of Work & Pensions over housing, welfare benefits and other related operational matters;
– Participate in the improvement in HARP’s rent management system;
– Controlling and following up debts in the rental management system for the entire housing stock as well as assisting in the setting of rents and services charges on new properties.

The ideal candidate will possess:
– Experience in a housing, social services, residential care or supported housing;
– Arrears management and business administration experience;
– Experience using appropriate rent management systems and/or accounting software packages;
– A track record of building or developing relationships with dispersed services and external organisations.

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career.

Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave pro rata, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme and the opportunity to work with colleagues that strive to transform lives.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Genine Warner on 01702 426953.

Closing date:       Friday 8th September 2017 (midday)
Shortlisting:          Monday 11th September 2017
Interview date:     Wednesday 20th September 2017

To apply for this position, please download the PDF files above, which can be completed either electronically or manually as required. If you are filling in the forms electronically, please ensure that you save the completed PDF files to your PC before sending them to HARP. After checking that you meet the criteria outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification, please complete the Job Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (found in the Application Guidance Notes) and return them to the address shown below. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU MARK YOUR APPLICATION FORM WITH THE CORRECT JOB REFERENCE: HIC1

Applications that have been completed electronically should be e-mailed to: clive.franceschi@harpsouthend.org.uk

Applications that have been completed manually should be sent to:
Clive Franceschi, HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB. Please mark your envelope “Strictly Private and Confidential”

If you have any problems with the application process, please contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000

WE DO NOT ACCEPT CVs, PLEASE COMPLETE THE JOB APPLICATION FORM.

Housing Support Advocate

Please find details of a vacancy at Batias for  a 15 hours per week Housing Support Advocate for adults with learning disabilities funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation until June 2018 with a possible third year extension to June 2019.  The post covers Thurrock, Southend and South Essex.  An application form is below along with the job description and this will need to be returned for the attention of Sam Foster  by email   batias.grays@batias.com by latest noon on Friday 1st September 2017.
Job Description
Application Form

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

DIAL South Essex have secured funding from Nat West Skills and Opportunities Fund to develop and deliver a new project to disabled people living in South Essex.

Application Process:
To apply for the position please send a CV and a covering letter to Mrs Janet Stevens by email to jan@dialbasildon.co.uk

In your covering letter can you please address how you meet the points listed in the Person Specification in your own handwriting (not typed).  This can then be scanned and emailed with your CV if using this option for applying.

Unfortunately we will only be able to contact those people who are shortlisted.

Closing Date: Midday Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 29th August 2017

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