Aspire offers a range of career opportunities, including lifeguards and gym staff in the Aspire National Training Centre, specialist support staff for our projects and dedicated fundraisers in the fundraising team.  We have recently been awarded the Investors in People Standard once again.  Read the press release here.Line break

Aspire are looking for a Housing Case Manager to support people with spinal cord injuries through the provision of housing advice, guidance and advocacy.

Our research shows that only 14% of spinally injured people are discharged from hospital to a permanent, accessible home. The rest face inappropriate housing in the form of unadapted properties and hostels.  Providing one-to-one assistance to those in these situations, challenging statutory provision and decisions, ensuring that support services are in place and ultimately helping people move on from these situations and into permanent accessible housing will form the core of this new role.

You will be working directly with out users, predominantly through a telephone service, and building relationships with, amongst others, staff at hospitals, local authorities and clinical commissioning groups.  An experienced case manager or advocate, you will have a good understanding of housing issues or housing rights and be confident using your knowledge to improve the lives of those you are working with.

For more information please download the Job Description

Based: Aspire Head Office, Stanmore

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: 26 - 30k

Closing Date: 5pm 3rd September

To apply please complete the application form and send with CV and covering letter explaining how this post would be appropriate to you to Tasha Webster, Director of Operations, Aspire, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4AP or email

Are you looking to start a career in the leisure industry?  Aspire is offering a Leisure Assistant Apprenticeship and are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team.

Training will be provided to work towards an NVQ level 2 in Leisure Operations and RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

Applicants must be aged 16 - 24 years, be a strong swimmer.

This post is available immediately so early applications are encouraged.

Salary: £5,740 per annum

To apply complete the application form and return with CV to Tasha Webster, Aspire, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4AP or


Aspire is looking for a Leisure Assistant to join our team. 

Applicants should hold a current RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, have excellent communication and customer care skills.  For further details please download the job description.

Hours: 40 hours per week, shift work.

Salary up to 15,650 per annum.

Closing Date: This post is required for August so applications will be reviewed daily.

To apply complete the application form and return with CV to Tasha Webster, Aspire, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4AP or  hrhr 

Based: Aspire National Training Centre.

We are looking for a qualified Fitness Instructor to cover casual hours.

Hours: Various on as and when basis

Salary: £6.99 per hour.

To apply complete the application form and return to Tasha Webster, Aspire, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4AP or Line break

Aspire’s Independent Living Advisors are based in Spinal Injury Centres across the UK, providing patients with vital advice and support on their return to independence.

We are looking for someone to fulfil the role based at the Spinal Injury Centre, in Cardiff which will involve making personal contact with patients and build links with the centres professional staff.  You will be expected to offer appropriate advice to patients and support activities that encourages independence and promotes Aspire’s service and that of other relevant organisations.

You will need to be an excellent communicator, well organised and comfortable working on your own initiative.  Weekly travel will be required to the Spinal Injury Centre with occasional overnight stays.

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

For more information on the Independent Living Programme.

For more information please download the Job Description.

Based: Rookwood Hospital, Cardiff

Salary: up to £5,115 per annum.

Closing date - Monday 20th October 2014.

To apply please complete an application form and return it with your CV and a covering letter stating why you are suitable for this role to Tasha Webster, Director of Operations, Aspire, Wood Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4AP or


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. They provide training and support to patients as they learn how to access and use a computer following their injury. This often involves learning how to use a different type of mouse, or voice recognition tools.

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: Oswestry, Stoke Mandeville and Sheffield.

Training will be provided and travel expenses reimbursed.

For more information please contact Joslyn Kofi-Opata, Services Officer by email or by telephone, 020 8420 6720.

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