Employment opportunities

'Housing First' Support Worker (Oxfordshire)

Aspire seek a Support Worker to support the continued delivery of the Housing First approach to tackling homelessness in Oxfordshire, working on behalf of Aspire within the Oxfordshire Homeless Alliance. This is part of a countywide model including multiple Housing Associations and Local Authorities, to identify, engage and support Housing First clients in a consistent, effective way across the county.

The postholder will be responsible for delivering tenancy sustainment, a thriving home and social life balance, maximising income through employability, or by managing successful access to benefits for a small group of tenants. You will be responsible for connecting tenants to service, or activities that will enable them to thrive, using the key principles of the Housing First model and approach.

More information about this role can be found here.

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Boo.

Inclusive Economy & Sustainability Department Administrator (Part-Time)

Aspire are looking for an administrator to support the administration and ongoing delivery support of programmes within Aspire's Inclusive Economy & Sustainability Department.

In this role, the postholder will provide participant onboarding, course support and administration, information, training and support to help project participants to access and navigate the offerings under the IES Department, notably Aspire's Enterprise Development Programme.

More information about this role can be found here.

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Catherine by midday on 25th November 2022.

Deputy Safeguarding Lead (Full-Time)

Aspire seek a Deputy Safeguarding lead to support our Designated Safeguarding Lead in meeting Aspire’s legal responsibility for implementing a robust and effective safeguarding policy and process for the organisation, including dealing with safeguarding issues, providing advice and support to employees, liaising with the Local Authorities, and working with a range of other agencies.

More information about this role can be found here.

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Joanne by midday on 9th December 2022.

Community Employment Support Worker (Full-Time)

Aspire are looking for a Community Employment Support Worker to deliver community-based employment triage and support in community venues including in central Oxford, the Cowley Aspire Enterprise Hub, and from Community Food Larders, as part of the countywide Social Contract ‘No Limits’ Programme team.

This is a new programme delivered in partnership with SOFEA Didcot, and this support also includes connecting programme participants with digital inclusion, transport support funded by the ‘No Limits’ programme, and employment opportunity brokerage, including facilitating work experience placements and paid employment opportunities.

More information about this role can be found here.

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Catherine by midday on 9th December 2022.

Peer Support Worker – Liaison & Diversion Service Partnership (Buckinghamshire) [Full-Time]

Aspire seek a Peer Support Worker as part of our partnership with the Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversion Service in the Thames Valley.

In this role, the post-holder will, under the direction of a senior member of the Aspire team and in partnership with the Liaison & Diversion Service, provide information, advice, support, and encouragement to current service users in contact with the Liaison and Diversion Service in the Magistrates, Crown Courts and within community settings, acting as a role model by utilising their life experiences to facilitate engagement and recovery.

The post-holder will develop skills, knowledge and experience in all aspects of Peer Support within the Criminal Justice sector. This role entails providing appropriate, effective interventions to individuals within the Criminal Justice System who may present with a range of vulnerabilities that may be linked to their offending behaviour. This may in addition include, support to carers (including friends and relatives) and their supporters in the community by enabling and assisting them to meet daily health, social care and well-being needs, in line with personal recovery goals, and facilitating engagement with mainstream community services.

This is a developmental role, and would be suitable for an individual who has previously accessed support services or experienced the criminal justice system first-hand. Having demonstrated sufficient evidence of your recovery and stability, this role will provide you with opportunities to learn and develop new skills for future employment in the sector, in a supportive and positive, professional environment.

More information about this role can be found here.

Please apply by completing the application form and sending it to Catherine by midday on 2nd December 2022.

Homeless Prevention Support Navigator (Full-Time)

Aspire are looking for a Homeless Prevention Support Navigator to provide a support and brokerage role, empowering and enabling the people we support through our Homelessness Prevention Pathway to engage with statutory and support agencies with confidence, centred on their housing and homeless prevention needs.

More information about this role can be found here.

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Barry by midday on 2nd December 2022.

Trustee Recruitment

Aspire seek to recruit two new trustees to our Board – specifically with a charity
fundraising and/or legal professional background – to help us sustain and develop our
increasing responsibilities for governing our charity effectively, by bringing a new set of skills
and experiences to our Board and organisation.

More information about these roles can be found here.

If you’d like to talk to someone about the role before applying, you can speak to our Chair of
Trustees, Carol Sweetenham ([email protected], 07901 561398) or to our Chief
Executive Officer, Paul Roberts ([email protected], 07717 683 469).

To apply, you can send a copy of your CV and a covering letter, for the attention of Paul
Roberts to [email protected] by Friday 9th December 2022.

We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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