Catalyst have Community Connector opportunities in Reading – paid work for young people through Kickstart

News from: Catalyst Housing

Catalyst have created a ‘Kickstart in the Community’ project that offers young people paid work as ‘Community Connectors’: This is a new type of role within their Community Investment team that will help young people develop transferable skills, confidence and a local network. Working alongside Catalyst’s Community teams, Community Connectors will use their local knowledge to map local services, talk to residents, stay in touch with socially isolated older people and organise neighbourhood projects to boost community spirit and wellbeing.

They currently have vacancies live with the Jobcentres in Southall, Broxbourne and Reading: This is our first cohort of six (two in each location) and we will be recruiting in further cohorts to these and other neighbourhoods throughout the year. If you know of any young people through your network who might be interested in working with us in these roles, please ask them to visit their work coach at the Jobcentre as soon as possible so that they can apply. Young people must be unemployed and in receipt of Universal Credit to be eligible for the roles.

For further information please visit the Catalyst website (

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