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’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 roles based at the Spinal Injury Centres, in Stanmore and Stoke Mandeville, 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: Role 1 - Stanmore, Middlesex.  Role 2 - Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Salary: up to £5,115 per annum.

Closing date - Sunday 31st January 2015.

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 hr@aspire.org.uk

 


Aspire are looking for a Project Coordinator to work on our ground breaking InstructAbility project funded by Sport England.

If you have experience working in the leisure industry  and would like to contribute positively to social change by challenging the negative perceptions of disabled people in society download our job description to find out more.  

The post is 17.5 hours per week from March 2015 on a 1 year Fixed Term Contract.

Location: Home based with travel required across Northern Regions (South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside).

 Salary: £11,500 per annum.
Closing Date: Monday 23rd February 2015,5pm.

Interviews: Week beginning 2nd March 2015.

To apply complete the application form and return with CV to Tasha Webster, Aspire, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4AP or hr@aspire.org.uk Line break 

Aspire is looking for a Lifeguard / 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 January 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 hr@aspire.org.uk  hrhr 

 


Based: Aspire Leisure Centre & Merry Hill School, Bushey

Aspire are looking for enthusiastic people with lots of energy to join our Kidzzone Team.

Our Kidzzone hosts work with children aged 4 – 12 on Art club (Merry Hill School) and children's parties during term time and on our holiday camps over the school holidays.

Applicants will ideally have:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Experience working with children
  • Bubbly and outgoing personality
  • Proactive and independent working attitude

Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check.

Hours of work - Parties - Various weekend hours, Art Club - Mondays term time 3-5pm and Holiday Camp - Monday - Friday school holidays.

Salary - Between £6 - £7.50 per hour depending on experience

To apply complete the application form and return to Tasha Webster, Aspire, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4AP or email hr@aspire.org.uk


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.

We are looking for a Volunteer in the London area who has a background in media or PR to provide support to our project staff to advertise forthcoming Instructability courses and 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 hilary.farmiloe@aspire.org.uk


Aspire is looking for casual Lifeguards to join our team.

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

Hours of work: Casual various hours available

Rate of Pay: £5.63 - £6.50 per hour

To apply complete the application form and return with CV to Tasha Webster, Aspire, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4AP or hr@aspire.org.uk 


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: Stanmore.

Training will be provided and travel expenses reimbursed.

For more information please contact Joslyn Kofi-Opata, Services Officer by email joslyn.kofi-opata@aspire.org.uk or by telephone, 020 8420 6720.

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