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.


Office Based Support Worker- Stanmore

We are currently recruiting for an office based support worker, to work with our Policy Manager, at our Head Office in Stanmore.

This role will support the manager with sighted guide support, including formatting and laying out of documentation, accessing and understanding information presented in inaccessible formats and with the use of inaccessible computer programmes, such as Outlook Calendar.

We are looking for someone with good computer skills, including a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office, excellent communication skills, including a high standard of written English and strong administrative skills.

A liking for dogs is essential. Our policy Manager works with a Guide Dog and the post holder will be required to assist exercising it. The role also requires someone who is able to travel, when required, so the manager can attend and participate at external meetings, conferences, networking and training events.

 The role is 15 hours per week- flexible to be agreed in advance with the manager.

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Patient Education Administrator- Stanmore

This position is based at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and will support newly injured patients with the knowledge and information they will 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. 

We are looking for someone with good administration and communication skills, who would enjoy working within the hospital setting to ensure patients understand their condition and avoid future complications.

This role would suit someone who has knowledge of spinal cord injury or a rehabilitation setting.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS check.

This job is available under Supported Permitted Work rules.

This role is 3 hours per week based at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. 

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Assistive Technology Technician/Trainer (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 joslyn.kofi-opata@aspire.org.uk.


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