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 and are proud to be Great Place to Work Certified.

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, 16 hours per week

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 Aspires services, and to build 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.

Closing date: Sunday 9th June 2024.  Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 10th June via Teams

Salary: £10,962.52

For more information, please read the full job description

Applications should be sent via email to [email protected] and include a CV and full cover letter explaining how you are suitable for this role. Please note, since communication skills are vital in this position we will not accept letters produced with AI software


Aspire employee benefits include:

27 days holiday plus bank holidays increased by 1 day per year up to maximum 30 days

4% Pension contribution

Life Assurance policy

Free membership to Aspire Leisure Centre

Childcare Vouchers

Payroll Giving Scheme

Volunteer days

Various training and development opportunities

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