Job Vacancies

Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) is an organisation committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, Trustees and volunteers to share this commitment.

CAVS Vacancies

We are recruiting for two roles within the new Family Mentoring Service. The new service aims to provide support for children, young people, and their families, to help them lead safe, happy and healthy lives.

Family Peer Mentor Coordinator
NJC Scale 34-37
£29,798 - £32,105
37 hours per week to include evening and weekend work as required by the service
Castle Point

The Family Peer Mentor Coordinator will lead and oversee the management of tailored support to families with children aged pre-birth - 19 to meet identified needs.  The post holder will engage and develop local partnership working to promote this service to meet the schemes stated objectives and outcomes and work with partners to assess need and to provide appropriate interventions for children, young people and families.

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Family Support Worker  x 2
1 year contract with the possibility of extending for another 2 years
NJC Scale 26-29
£23,891 - £25,646
37 hours per week to include evening and weekend work as required by the service
Castle Point

The Family Support Worker will provide tailored support to families with children aged Pre-birth - 19 to meet identified needs.  The post holder will work with partners to assess need and provide appropriate interventions to families.  The post holder will adopt a person centred approach and work with children, young people and families strengths.

Person centred approach is a way of supporting and working with people that informs our whole culture. We always put the client at the centre of the care they receive - and provide a framework for them to plan and set a direction for their life.

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Guidance Notes



Vacancies within other local charitable organisations

Southend Blind Welfare Organisation
Sight Loss Advisor
Part time (3 days a week)
One year contract with the view to a permanent contract thereafter
Salary dependent on experience

Due to a recent grant award, Southend Blind Welfare Organisation (SBWO) is looking for a self motivated Sight Loss Advisor. 

As a Sight Loss Advisor, your main area of work will be assisting with the running of the Equipment and Information Centre in Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff.  Here you will be holding one to one consultations with people wanting help and advice, with a view to making home visits in the future.

Your role will also include utilising the SBWO database to organise rotas, liaise with other local services, process orders and payments and respond to day to day queries that reach the charity.  This may include help with magnification, lighting, watches, phones, clocks, talking books.

Technology plays a big part in enabling people to remain independent in their own home and the successful candidate will need to be confident with new technological developments within the sector and have proven experience with database work as well as Word and Excel.

This new role requires somebody with a caring and empathetic manner who is happy to learn on the job.  Previous experience working in the sector is advantageous, but not essential.  An extensive training programme will be offered.

If you are passionate about this kind of work and feel you could make a difference, please visit or email for a job pack (large print available).  For more information contact Lucy Martin or Karen Carter Blake on 01702 342131. NO CVS.

DBS check required.  Car not essential, but would be advantageous for home visits.  Applications from visually impaired people are encouraged.


Young Carers Co-ordinator
Carers Choices

Carers Choices are currently recruiting a Young Carers Co-ordinator for 25 hours per week which includes Monday and Tuesday evenings. Main responsibilities are:

  • To be responsible for leading the planning and delivery of a programme of activities for Young Carers (8-18 years) across the Castle Point and Basildon districts including managing a team of paid staff and volunteers.

  • To provide support and information for Young Carers

  • To develop relationships with schools and other services in supporting the identification of Young Carers and provision of support

  • To further the aims of the charity by contributing to organisation-wide activities such as events, fundraising etc.

For more details download the Job Description.  Applications can be made online –

Rough Sleeper Co-ordinator
HARP - Bradbury Centre, Southend on Sea
Salary Point: 26 - 28 starting at £23,398 rising to incrementally to £24,964
Contract Type: Permanent 37 hours per week
Ref. No. RSC1

HARP are looking for an highly dynamic individual to join the Homeless Prevention Team at The Bradbury Centre. This opportunity is based in a busy and energetic environment. The Bradbury Centre team will enable long-term rough sleepers to improve their mental health and physical wellbeing and move off the streets into supported housing providing stability and support. Focus will be on helping to support improvements to their mental health, managing physical health problems, sustaining a tenancy with support under the Transition Project and other accommodation options. 

Closing Date:                        5th July 2017 (noon)
Short listing Day:                 6th July 2017
Interview Day:                      14th July 2017

For full details and to apply, please download the job description / person specification and application form from our website clicking on the “Jobs” tab. 

Applications should be sent to Clive Franceschi at HARP Head Office, Dencora Court, 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB. For further information about the position or for informal enquiries please contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000

If you are filling in the forms electronically, please ensure that you save the completed PDF files to your PC. 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). 

Move-on Co-ordinator (Hostels and Supported Housing)
Permanent, 37 hours per week
Starting at Point 26, £23,398 rising incrementally to Point 28, £24,964 per annum
Ref No: MC1

HARP are looking to recruit an experienced co-ordinator for the Lottery Funded ‘Transitions’ accommodation services in Southend. Reporting to a Service Manager, you will be responsible for the management of a team of front-line staff in a high-support hostel service and step-down hostels leading to move-on to independent living. You will work with and deputise for the Service Manager to ensure that a recovery focussed service is provided to service users and that the service is operated in line with HARP values, procedures and legal requirements and that it meets the funder’s and service user’ needs.

To be considered for this role, you will need the demonstrable ability to lead a staff team to deliver a highly effective, client centred accommodation service for service users with multiple and complex needs that include substance use and mental health and the ability to take day to day responsibility for the property and other service resources. This experience must include the holistic assessment of need, support and risk, and multi-agency casework planning.

Closing date:            Wednesday 28th June 2017 - Midday
Shortlisting:               Monday 3rd July 2017
Interview date:          Monday 10th July 2017

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Doreen Pujol, Service Manager on 01702 602913.  To download an application visit or call Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000.

Mental Health Liaison Worker (Day Services)
Permanent, 21 hours per week
Starting at Point 26 to 28 £23,398 to £24,964
Ref No: MHL1

HARP are looking to recruit an experienced person with substantial knowledge of mental health service provision for the Lottery Funded ‘Transitions’ accommodation services in Southend. Reporting to a Team Leader, you will be part of an integrated team of front-line staff based at The Bradbury Centre working to improve long term rough sleeper’s mental health, physical wellbeing to aid the move off the streets into ‘Transitions’ supported housing providing stability and support.

Developing, creating and maintaining partnerships with the voluntary and statutory mental health agencies is a vital component of the role to deliver maximum impact to helping service users sustain their accommodation and achieve a better quality of life.

Closing date:            Wednesday 28th June 2017 (midday)
Shortlisting:               Thursday 29th June 2017
Interview date:          Wednesday 5th July 2017

For further information please contact Neal McArdle, Team Leader, on 01702 430696. To download an application form visit or call Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000. 

Data Analyst

HARP Southend
Permanent Part –time 5 days per week (3 hours per day) 
Salary Grade Point: 26 – 28 starting at £23,398 rising incrementally to £24,964 pa pro rata

HARP are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join the team to help measure HARP’s impact in reducing homelessness in the Southend on Sea area.  This opportunity is for a highly motivated person to take the lead in designing, managing and improving data recording systems and processes.

Applicants must be educated to degree level with a strong analytical component, as well as experience of working within a statistical analytical environment.  You will have excellent analytical skills with the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

To discuss the role please call Genine Warner on 01702 426953. To download the job description, person specification details or to apply, visit the HARP website at using the Jobs tab. Alternatively call Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000

Closing date: 20th June 2017 (noon) 
Shortlisting:   22nd June 2017
Interview date: 6th July 2017