Work at Launchpad

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.

 

Floating Support Administration Officer (Maternity Cover)

Fixed-term contract up to 6 months

20 hours per week over 4 days

£18,500- £20,500 FTE depending on skills and experience; benefits include 7% employer pension contribution

LAUNCHPAD FLOATING SUPPORT

Launchpad successfully retendered to provide our dynamic Floating Support service, under contract with Reading Borough Council.  The service provides support with tenancy sustainment, advice and advocacy, life skills, budgeting, mental health as well as support on education, training and employment and ongoing challenges within housing.  The focus is very much about the prevention of homelessness and our Drop-in Service is a key part of our strategy on homelessness prevention. 

THIS ROLE

As the Floating Support Administration Officer you will be effective at gathering data to assist the Floating Support Manager, Team Leader and MEAM Coordinator to include report writing on Key Performance Indicators and report data collected by the Drop-in Service.  You will be required to manage and collate relevant information regarding referrals from Reading Borough Council and log, track and monitor on our client database.  You will assist in updating the monthly duty rota and handle telephone queries from other professionals, clients, members of the public, accurately logging enquiries onto our database and passing information to the relevant person. 

This is an exciting opportunity to provide a proactive, effective and efficient administration service to the Floating Support Service Manager and the Floating Support team.  You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be very well organised with the ability to be flexible and adaptable.  Competence with IT, strong office-based experience, in particular Microsoft Excel, and a willingness to learn are key requirements.  

Please apply by filling in the Application Form and sending it to hr@launchpadreading.org.uk

The Job Description can be found here – Floating Support Administration Officer – Maternity Cover – November 2021

We look forward to hearing from you! 

The closing date for applications is noon on 2 December 2021 and interviews will take place on 7th and 8th December. 

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.

 

Caretaker

£20,000-22,000 per annum depending on skills and experience

12 months fixed term contract with scope for extension

37 hours per week

7% employer pension contribution, 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays

THIS ROLE

We have a vacancy for a Caretaker and are looking for applications from individuals who can ensure that Launchpad properties and grounds are safe and maintained to a high standard.

Competent at basic building repairs and maintenance you are able to work effectively with minimal supervision. You will be responsible for carrying out maintenance tasks in and around our Launchpad residential properties and grounds to a high standard. You are able to work to deadlines, ensuring that void works are carried out as a priority.  Under the guidance of the Head of Property you will also be responsible for carrying out Health & Safety checks within Launchpad properties.  

Please apply by filling in the Application Form and sending it to hr@launchpadreading.org.uk

The job description can be found here: Caretaker Job Description November 2021

We look forward to hearing from you!

The closing date for applications is noon on  Friday 26 November 2021 and interviews will be held on Wednesday 1st December  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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