Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury. Through its projects and programmes, Aspire offers support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK. To deliver this we employ 115 remarkable people.

Assistive Technology Lead (Stoke Mandeville)

Every eight hours, someone is paralysed by a spinal cord injury. Many of those who are injured will lose the ability to access standard computer and phone technology. The Aspire Assistive Technology Programme gives them back that independence.

Aspire is looking for someone to develop and grow our Assistive Technology programme in the National Spinal Cord Injury Centre at Stoke Mandeville. This is a new role, working closely with the NHS staff and directly with patients, finding assistive technology solutions and ensuring patients have independent access to their phones and computers.

You will have excellent computer skills and knowledge, and the ability to pass those on to others. Building relationships with staff and patients is essential, as is a desire to research and try new things. Previous experience of Assistive Technology would be ideal, but more important is a willingness to learn and build on relevant experience.

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Assistive Technology Volunteers

The Aspire Assistive Technology programme provides access to computers and tablets for people with a spinal cord injury whilst they are in rehabilitation in a Spinal Injury Centre.  Our Assistive Technology volunteers work with patients in the centres providing training and support as they learn how to access and use a computer following their injury. 

The training is delivered at the Spinal Injury Centres. These are located at Stanmore, Stoke Mandeville, Salisbury, Wakefield, Sheffield, Southport, Cardiff and Belfast. Volunteers will need to be able to travel to the centre and commit to at least 4 hours on one day per week (office hours only).

Vacancies currently exist at the following centres: Stoke Mandeville, Oswestry and Sheffield.  Training will be provided and travel expenses reimbursed.

For more information please contact Joslyn Kofi-Opata: call 020 8420 6720 or email

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