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.


Welfare Benefits Advisor

We have a vacancy within our Welfare Benefits Service for an experienced and motivated Welfare Benefits Advisor. This is a busy role for an Advisor looking to specialise their skills and knowledge working with disabled people.

The ideal person will have -

  • At least 2 years experience of delivering welfare benefits advice and managing a caseload
  • Detailed and up to date knowledge of welfare benefits and the Welfare Reforms
  • An understanding of the issues faced my our clients

If you have the necessary skills, commitment and resilience this is a great opportunity to progress your career amongst a highly experienced and supportive team.

Closing date for completed applications 9am 3rd July 2017

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Independent Living Advisor (Wakefield)

Aspire Independent Living Advisors are based in Spinal Injury Centres across the UK, providing patients with vital advice and support a key part of spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

We are looking for someone to fulfil a temporary role based at the Spinal Injury Centre at Pinderfields Hospital, which will involve making personal contact with patients and build links with the centre's staff. You will be expected to offer appropriate advice to patients and support activities that encourage independence and promotes Aspire services and that of other relevant organisations. Ongoing training and support will be available to the successful candidate.

This role is temporary and initially for a 3 month period.

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Patient Education Administrator (Glasgow)

We are looking for an administrator to support newly injured patients with the knowledge and information they need to live independently once they are discharged. The main focus of the role will be to support the delivery and monitor the impact of the weekly Patient Education Sessions which are a key part of spinal cord injury rehabilitation and to encourage patients to attend the sessions.

This role is 5 hours per week over 2 days (Wednesday & Thursday 2 - 4.30pm) based at The Queen Elizabeth Spinal Injuries Unit, Southern General Hospital.

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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 joslyn.kofi-opata@aspire.org.uk.


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