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.Line break

A key aspect of the rehabilitation process for those who have sustained spinal cord injuries is in learning how best to manage their condition and their lives once they have left hospital. Patient Education Programmes ensure patients leave armed with this information.

Our Patient Education Administrators work closely with the hospital teams, ensuring the education sessions are timetabled into patients’ diaries and that the staff and volunteers are available to deliver their sessions. They also make sure that the patients know what’s coming up and why it’s important they attend. After each session they gather feedback from the patients, seeking areas for improvement and ensuring that feedback is taken on board for the next time. The work of our Administrators has seen attendance at the sessions massively improve, with patient satisfaction also on the up.

We are looking to recruit a new Administrator for this vital role in Southport. This 3 hour a week role might be part time, but it makes a valuable contribution to ensuring that people with spinal cord injuries can live independently when they leave hospital. The role requires someone with excellent administration skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people, and a proactive approach.

Based: Southport Spinal Injury Centre, Southport District General Hospital.

Hours of work: 3 hours per week

Salary: £8.20 per hour

Closing date: 27th July 2014.

Interviews: Week commencing 4th August 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, Aspire, Wood Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4AP or

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 

InstructAbility is a project funded by Sport England to engage more disabled people in the fitness industry as gym instructors and gym users. The project involves training disabled people as gym instructors, who are then based in public and private gyms, working as instructors and undertaking outreach activity to encourage more disabled people to access the facilities and participate in fitness and exercise sessions. The wider aim of the project is to contribute positively to social change by challenging the negative perceptions of disabled people in society and encourage greater participation in sporting activity.

Aspire are looking for volunteers in London, Peterborough and Dudely  to support our Regional Project Coordinators and disabled gym instructors to engage disabled people in the local community to take up exercise.

Benefits of volunteering

•             Be part of a multi award winning project

•             Engage with the local community

•             Learn or develop new skills

•             Support others to enhance their physical and mental well-being

Applicants must have access to a computer and telephone and be able to work without supervision after initial training.

All out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

For more information please download the role description.

To apply please send a letter explaining why you think you would be suitable for the role along with a CV to

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.

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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