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 Information Coordinator (Maternity Cover of up to 6 months)

x 1 part-time (20 hours per week), salary circa £18,000 – £19,500 per annum FTE depending on skills and experience.  This is a maternity cover for up to 6 months. 

ABOUT LAUNCHPAD

We are a registered charity for the homeless that helps some of Reading’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people to turn around their lives and fulfill their potential.  We are looking for applications from individuals who can make a difference and who can provide support to transform people’s lives.

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 Information Coordinator 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. 

Floating Support Information Coordinator Maternity Cover – September 2021

To apply please download and complete our Application Form

Email to HR@launchpadreading.org.uk.  Sorry we are unable to accept CVs.

The closing date for applications is noon on 28 September 2021 and interviews will take place on 6 October 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.

Marketing & Communications Officer (9 month fixed-term contract)

x 1 full-time (37 hours per week), salary circa £27,000 – £29,000 per annum FTE depending on skills and experience.  This is a fixed-term contract for 9 months)

ABOUT LAUNCHPAD

Launchpad provides vital information and support for vulnerable individuals, couples and families in Reading who do not have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home.  Founded as a soup kitchen in 1979 by students at the University of Reading, the charity now provides a holistic service that works in three ways – we prevent homelessness, provide homes and rebuild lives.

During the global pandemic, Launchpad remained open and our teams have been working tirelessly to ensure extremely vulnerable people in Reading continue to receive the help they desperately need.  But this work won’t stop when the lockdown eases – we anticipate there will be even more people in housing crisis because of issues such as evictions, redundancy and mental health.

THIS ROLE

The Marketing and Communications Officer will play a big part in supporting Launchpad’s vital work over the next year.  Whether you are liaising with support teams to tell our client’s stories, helping the fundraising team to promote the charity’s latest challenge event or planning content for the monthly e-newsletter – your marketing and communications expertise will help raise awareness of Launchpad, build our community and have a real impact on local people in need.

Previous experience of working within marketing and communications, preferably in a charity, is required.  You must have comprehensive digital marketing experience to include managing and creating content for social media channels; creating, editing and publishing website content; using analytics to report activity; and producing and sending audience-relevant content via email marketing platforms. You must also have excellent attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills and strong project management skills with an ability to prioritise, manage a varied workload and work to deadlines.

Marketing and Communications Officer – September 2021

To apply please download and complete our Application Form

Email to HR@launchpadreading.org.uk.  Sorry we are unable to accept CVs.

The closing date for applications is noon on 11 October 2021 and interviews will be held on 21 and 22 October 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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