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.  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.


Aspire Trustee - Volunteer role

Aspire is looking to recruit new trustees to join our board. 

We would particularly welcome applicants with:

  • Lived experience of a Spinal Cord Injury
  • Legal professional experience
  • Leisure Sector experience
  • Fundraising experience 

Hours:  Attendance at Quarterly Sub Committee Meetings (a Trustee would normally be elected to join at least one Sub Committee as Chair or Committee Member), Quarterly Board Meetings, AGM and functions throughout the UK. Availability on an ad hoc basis is useful. (meetings currently held via Teams) 

Term:   3 Years (option for re-election at termination)

Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022

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To apply please complete the application form and email to [email protected] 


Patient Education Administrator (Stoke Mandeville) - 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 National Spinal Injury Centre in Stoke Mandeville 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 Spinal Centre in Stoke Mandeville 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.   

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 Wednesday afternoon.

Closing Date Monday 31st January 2022

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Patient Education Administrator (Middlesbrough) - 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 Golden Jubilee Regional Spinal Cord Injuries Centre, James Cook University Hospital, South Tees 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 Spinal Centre in Middlesbrough 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.   

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 Wednesday afternoon.

Closing Date Monday 7th February 2022

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Independent Living Advisor (Belfast) - Part-time

We are looking for someone to fulfil the role of Independent Living Advisor (ILA) based at the Spinal Injuries Unit at Musgrave Park Hospital in Belfast.  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, nine hours a week.

Closing date: 31st January 2022

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EmployAbility Marketing and Communications Assistant

We are seeking a marketing and communications specialist to join us in a pioneering project to drive change to benefit disabled people. You will help us to lead and support the leisure sector to provide a more accessible career pathway and inclusive workplace for disabled people. You will have freedom to use your creative skills to plan and implement online and offline activities.  The role presents opportunities to engage with a wide range of stakeholders including senior industry leaders and disabled leisure professionals.

This role is full time, on a fixed term contract and home-based with one day/week at Aspire Head Office, Stanmore.

Closing date: Applications will be reviewed on a daily basis

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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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