Employment opportunities

‘Housing First’ Employment & Development Worker [Cotswold District Council] (Full-Time)

With the expansion of the support we provide through the Housing First model, we are seeking an Employment and Development Worker to introduce the Housing First approach into the Cotswold District Council area.

In this role, the post-holder will work closely 
with Cotswold District Council and Bromford Housing Association to identify, engage and support Housing First clients, delivering tenancy sustainment, a thriving home and social life balance, maximising income through employability, managing successful access to benefits for a small group of tenants and connecting tenants to services and activities that will enable them to thrive.

Full role description attached here.

If you are interested in this position, please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter by midday on Friday 23rd October 2020, for the attention of Paul Reid to [email protected].

Please use your covering letter to demonstrate how your skills, qualities and experience meet each of our requirements listed in the Person Specification and how they have helped you achieve relevant, positive results, as this will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.


‘Unlocking Potential’ Employment & Development Worker (Part-Time)

We are seeking a new Employment & Development Worker to support the delivery of the Unlocking Potential project in Abingdon and Didcot.

Aspire is the lead delivery partner for the Unlocking Potential project, providing intensive and holistic employability support to young people aged 17-21 in Oxfordshire who have been out of education, employment or training (NEET) for 6 months or more.

In this role, the post-holder will identify eligible project participants in collaboration with other agencies, young people's organisations and support services in South Oxfordshire. As the initial point of contact, the post-holder will provide information and support for participants to engage with personalised career and development advice, local education, training and employment opportunities, to progress their skills, employability and overcome their unique barriers.

Full role description attached here.

If this exciting role is the opportunity you have been looking for, please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter by midday Friday 23rd October, for the attention of Matt Leggett to [email protected].

Please use your covering letter to demonstrate how your skills, qualities and experience meet each of our requirements listed in the Person Specification and how they have helped you achieve relevant, positive results, as this will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted. We will need to undertake a DBS screening check for all applicants, as part of our organisation’s risk assessment process.


Finance Officer (Part-Time)

Owing to the illness of the permanent post-holder, Aspire urgently requires someone to run our accounts payable and accounts receivable (purchase ledger and debtors ledger) functions, to make payments and to post cash transactions.

This is a temporary post on a six month contract. We need someone with substantial experience in these areas who can hit the ground running.

If you have looked at this advert and are attracted by this post as an opportunity into which you could grow, please do not apply: this post is not for you. If you look at the job description and know that you could easily do all this and more, then you are the candidate we want. You must be immediately available and to be shortlisted your CV must demonstrate solid experience in these areas.

Reporting to the Head of Finance & HR, the post-holder will manage Aspire’s accounts payable and accounts receivable, including chasing debts and receipts and banking (including bank reconciliations).  The officer will also prepare bookkeeping entries for cash and other transactions.

Full role description attached here.

If you are interested in this position, please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter by midday on Friday 23rd October 2020,
 for the attention of Philip Bonnier to [email protected].

Please use your covering letter to demonstrate how your skills, qualities and experience meet each of our requirements listed in the Person Specification and how they have helped you achieve relevant, positive results, as this will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.


Lived Experience Advisory Forum Coordinator (Part-Time)

The Gatehouse community drop in centre is seeking a Lived Experience Advisory Forum Coordinator on a part-time basis, to support and develop the Lived Experience Advisory Forum, be a presence at the Oxfordshire Homeless Movement Steering Group and within the homeless sector.

In this role, the post-holder will work to develop change within the homelessness sector through regular meetings and engagement, to amplify the voices of people accessing support services and influence the creation of more co-production within the homelessness sector.

Full role description attached here.

For more details about this role and to access an application pack, please contact Kat at [email protected] - the deadline for this new opportunity is 31st October 2020.


Volunteer opportunities

One Planet Living Community Champion Volunteer Roles

Are you concerned about environmental issues? Would you like to help people lead happier,
healthier lives in thriving communities? Are you a good communicator who enjoys working with
groups to make things happen?

If so, we really want to hear from you!

Please see the role description here and for more information, contact our lead trainer Joe at [email protected] or give him a call on 07795 100012.


Volunteer Ex-Offender Mentoring Opportunities 

Have you got what it takes to support vulnerable people in the local area?

Aspire is looking for enthusiastic and like-minded people who have time to spare, and would like to work with others to support and mentor ex-offenders in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Reading and Slough on a voluntary basis.

Our aim is to meet clients - either in person, or virtually - to address the underlying causes of their offending behaviours and engage them to restore their self-worth, through the learning of new skills, rebuilding confidence, support with writing CVs and improving interview skills with a view to attaining education, training, apprenticeship, or employment.

If you are interested in getting involved in Reading and Slough, please contact Tracy at [email protected] or on 07395 791494.

For Aylesbury or High Wycombe, please contact Claire at [email protected] or on 0770 4551284.


Volunteer drivers: Community Transport

Our Community Transport service is a lifeline in supporting isolated elderly people to be able to go out on shopping and social trips. Without this service, 58% of our customers would not be able to leave their homes. We are looking for volunteer drivers to help run this vital service. D1 Licence would be an advantage but is not essential.

For more information please contact Ian Adshead on 01865 204450.