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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 Specialist Officer

Circa £25,000 per annum depending on skills and experience

37 hours per week

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


Launchpad provides supported housing for six to twelve months.  During this time your client works through a personalised support plan so you will need an innovative and dynamic approach to support and a passion for positive outcomes.  As a Supported Housing Specialist Officer you will work with clients with complex needs with a view to assisting them to gain independent living skills that enable them to sustain a tenancy and move forward with their lives.

You will manage a case load of clients taking a person-centred approach, supporting them to work towards independence, whilst you also work collaboratively with partner agencies to reach positive outcomes.  You will also provide resettlement support for your case load when clients move on into independent living.  Experience of working with vulnerable people is essential and experience in support and housing will give you a distinct advantage. You will have the ability to manage your own caseload of clients and produce support plans and risk assessments.

To apply, please fill in our Application Form and send to

The Job Description is here Supported Housing Specialist Officer – January 2022

We look forward to hearing from you!

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday, 21 January and interviews will be held on week commencing 24 January.

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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