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Join our committed and talented team, and you will be part of something special.

By joining Launchpad, you’ll do meaningful work every day and see first-hand the difference your efforts make to vulnerable people in Reading. It’s hard work, but it’s unbelievably rewarding, a lot of fun, and you get to meet some incredibly interesting people.

What’s it like working at Launchpad? Find out more from some of our staff and volunteers, and discover what their jobs entail.

Our current vacancies are advertised here so please look back from time to time to see our latest exciting opportunities.

Supported Housing Assistant

1 x full-time (37 hours per week), salary circa £19,000 per annum FTE depending on skills and experience

An exciting opportunity to join our Supported Housing team managing a small caseload of your own clients helping them move forward in their lives.

Based in central Reading, we are a registered charity for the homeless that supports Reading’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people.  Launchpad exists to help clients turn their lives around and fulfil their potential and we are now seeking a full-time Supported Housing Assistant.

Launchpad offers accommodation-based support as part of Reading’s Homelessness Services.  In addition, as well as housing clients, our Supported Housing Team works with our tenants on a range of support needs including advice and advocacy, life skills, budgeting, mental health, drug / alcohol addictions as well as support around education, training and employment. 

As a Supported Housing Assistant, you will support clients with complex needs to make positive changes in their lives.  Tenancy sustainment and move on is also key to ensuring our clients can build independent lives, and you will work closely with our Housing Management Team to help clients achieve this.  Previous experience of working in support and housing would be useful, as would the ability to manage your own caseload of clients.  However, your own life experiences and personal qualities that mean you can empathise with and provide support for our clients are equally relevant.

Supported Housing Assistant – August 2020

To apply please download and complete our Application Form

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Closing Date for applications is 12.00 noon on 22 June 2021.  Interviews will be held on. 28 June 2021.

Whilst appointments will always be made on the merits of the application and performance in the selection process, Launchpad is committed to achieving greater diversity, inclusion and equity in our workforce – and actively encourages and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, beliefs or disability.

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