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.

Independent Living Advisor - Wakefield 9 hours per week

We are looking for someone to fulfil the role of Independent Living Advisor (ILA) based at the Yorkshire Regional Spinal Cord Injuries Unit at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield. 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.

Closing Date: 11th November 2021

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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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