Staff and volunteers

Our team are a talented bunch – find out more about some of our staff and volunteers, and what their jobs entail.

We rely on a small army of dedicated staff and volunteers to help prevent homelessness in Reading.

From caretakers, fundraisers and counsellors, to support officers, finance administrators and activities coordinators – there are a wide range of disciplines at Launchpad and our team are a talented bunch.

Find out more about some of them, what their jobs entail and why they enjoy working for Launchpad.

If you’re interested in paid employment with Launchpad, we post all vacancies on our Jobs page. To find out more about volunteering and student placements, visit our volunteering page, email or telephone 0118 950 7656 and select option 4.

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Ellie, Floating Support Officer

Ellie supports families and individuals who have somewhere to stay but are recognised as vulnerable with a housing issue, and says it’s inspiring to be able to walk alongside people on their life journeys.

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Vneeta, Housing Solicitor

Vneeta is Launchpad’s solicitor and she works with clients to ensure they are treated lawfully by landlords, local authorities, housing associations and other agencies across Reading.

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Rachel, Office Manager

Rachel is our Office Manager, ensuring the smooth running of all of the IT, office and administrative procedures at our Launchpad and Launchpad 135 sites. A busy bee, she is often found flitting from different offices, thriving off the social aspect of working across all our teams!

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Daniel, Volunteer Counsellor

Daniel is one of four volunteer trained counsellors at Launchpad, who offer clients a safe place to talk, free of charge. He has been volunteering with Launchpad since 2017.

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Lucy, MEAM Coordinator

Lucy is our MEAM (Making Every Adult Matter) Coordinator and has been working in the homelessness sector for eight years. Before she moved to Reading she was working in a punk rock cafe in Exeter.

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Annabel, Volunteer

Annabel has been volunteering with Launchpad for five years in a number of different roles, and says she’ll volunteer for the rest of her life if she’s able to.

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Paul, Caretaker

Paul is responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of the supported housing we manage, as well as the security and safety of the properties – and says no two days are the same!

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