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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.

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Head of Services


Full-Time – 37 hours per week or substantial part-time

£45k – £50k per annum FTE, plus benefits

At an exciting time of growth, we are looking to recruit a Head of Services to lead our Supported Housing, Floating Support and Work & Life Skills provisions.

As Head of Services, you will be responsible for the leadership and development of all client-facing services, overseeing our diverse teams that deliver high-quality support for vulnerable clients which improves their life chances.  You will be proactive in new business development, seeking opportunities for service growth and diversification, writing tender proposals and bidding for grant funding.  Reporting to the CEO and acting as an integral part of the Senior Management Team, you will contribute to, and hold collective accountability for the strategic leadership of the charity, leading and inspiring an organisational culture that enables colleagues to achieve quality outcomes and fulfil ambitious organisational objectives.

In this pivotal role your substantial experience in strategically leading complex client services’ provision to vulnerable client groups in the homelessness and/or housing sector will stand you in good stead, as will your demonstrable experience of tender writing and delivery of successful funding bids, joint and partnership working, and developing professional networks and new business opportunities.  Your strong knowledge of homelessness, safeguarding and service models for diverse client groups is essential, as is knowledge of health, employment and social care systems.  

If you have relevant experience and are passionate about making a difference to vulnerable people in Reading, please download and read through our Head of Services Application Pack.

If you would like to apply for this role, please e-mail a CV or Application Form and supporting statement of no more than two pages to

The closing date for this role is 12 noon on Wednesday 25th May. Shortlisted candidates will be sent a Thomas International Profiling Assessment to complete as part of their application. Interviews will be held on 8th June. 

Head of Services Job Description – May 2022

We look forward to hearing from you!

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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