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 50,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK. To deliver this we employ around 130 remarkable people. 

Aspire is a Disability Confident Leader and we actively look to recruit disabled people. Currently 26% of our workforce are disabled.  If you require support to complete your application or have any queries please contact Tasha Webster, Director of Operations via email [email protected] or by telephone 020 8420 6716.

Independent Living Advisor (Stoke Mandeville) - Part-time

We are looking for someone to fulfil the role of Independent Living Advisor (ILA) based at the Spinal Injuries Unit at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville.  The role involves making personal contact with patients, offering them appropriate advice and supporting activities that encourage independence and promote Aspire’s services, and also building links with the Centre’s staff.

You will need to be an excellent communicator, well organised and comfortable working on your own initiative.  In addition to visiting the Centre once a week, you will be expected to complete reports and additional administrative tasks. Ongoing training and support will be provided.

Suitable candidates for the role will be spinally injured themselves and be able to provide first hand peer support to patients.

This job is available under Supported Permitted Work rules and the successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS check.

This role is part time, 16 hours per week.

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Patient Education Administrator (Sheffield) - Part-time

Do you have a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of people? Are you a strong communicator and able to talk with people from all walks of life?

Every four hours in the UK, someone is paralysed by a spinal cord injury. Aspire provides practical help to all who are affected and our work with the Patient Education programme within the spinal cord injury centres provides much needed support to the rehabilitation process. A new post has been created at the Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre, Sheffield Teaching Hospital for someone with a Spinal Cord Injury. We are looking for someone who can use their administrative and organisational skills to support the smooth running of the Patient Education Programme. ​You will also be conducting interviews with patients so should be comfortable talking to people about a range of health topics.

Based within the S Spinal Cord Injuries Centre in Sheffield you will be working within a hospital environment but have the support and back up of a leading spinal injury charity that makes a real difference to people needing practical help and advice.   

Due to the peer aspect of the role, we are looking for someone who has experienced a spinal cord injury themselves or has been through this journey with someone close to them. Please clearly outline this in your covering letter.  

This job is available under Supported Permitted Work Rules and the successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS check.

This role is part time, 4 hours a week, successful applicant must be available to work on a Tuesday afternoon.

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Aspire employee benefits include:

27 days holiday plus bank holidays

4% Pension contribution

Life Assurance policy

Free membership to Aspire Leisure Centre

Childcare Vouchers

Payroll Giving Scheme

Various training and development opportunities


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