Employment opportunities

Navigation & Advocacy Worker (Thames Valley Restart Project) [Full-Time]

Aspire are looking for a Navigation & Advocacy Worker to support the delivery of Thames Valley Restart, the new partnership pilot project we are working on with the Office of the Police Crime and Commissioner for the Thames Valley, and support providers including Connection Support, Browns Community Services, Parents And Children Together (PACT) and Thames Valley Partnership.

In this role, the postholder will be responsible for providing a programme of planned support for people up to 6 months prior to being released from prison, continuing the support through the gate, and reintegrating them back into the community to reduce the risk of them reoffending.

Situated within Aspire’s Restart team, the role will work alongside clients released into the Thames Valley region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire) to build positive relationships, supporting them to access and benefit from different services available, which could include help to find accommodation, getting a job, support for mental and physical health, drug and alcohol issues.

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 Thursday 30th June 2022.


'Housing First' Support Worker (Oxfordshire) [Full-Time] [x2]

Aspire seek two Support Workers 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 by midday on Friday 1st July 2022.


Housing Progression Support Worker (Full-Time)  

Aspire are looking to recruit a Housing Progression Support Worker to deliver critical support to adults experiencing homelessness - often in precarious and temporary accommodation - to help them to prepare for their move-on into alternative housing, by accessing Local Authority, Social Tenancy and Private Rental Sector services and opportunities.

In this highly collaborative role, the postholder will accept and manage referrals, assess client housing support needs, be aware of local supported and social housing sector trends, effectively engage clients in support planning, to build their housing resilience in support of their move into alternative accommodation.

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 Friday 1st July 2022.


Finance Officer (Management Accounting) [Part-Time]

Aspire are looking for a Finance Officer to continue supporting management accounting for effective decision support to operational management.

In this role, the post-holder will support strong financial governance and control, including within restricted funds, grants, donations, charitable activities and commercial trading. This will include the development, processing and production of quality financial information, payroll journals, quarterly VAT returns, budgeting, forecasting, cashflow and internal & external reporting for an incorporated charity and trading subsidiary.

More information about this role can be found here.

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Justin by midday on Sunday 3rd July 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 sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Catherine by midday on Friday 8th July 2022.


Deputy Safeguarding Lead (Part-Time)

Aspire are looking to appoint 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, including dealing with safeguarding issues, providing advice and support to employees, liaising with the Local Authorities and working with a range of other agencies.

In this role, the post-holder will support the Designated Safeguarding Lead to deliver effective safeguarding support on a day to day basis, and provide cover for the DSL when they are on leave.

More information about this role can be found here.

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Christina by midday on Friday 8th July 2022.


Employment, Training & Education Worker

Aspire seek an Employment, Training & Education (ETE) Worker to support people experiencing disadvantage in Oxford City into a wide range of education, training and employment opportunities, with a steer towards finding meaninful employment.

In this role, the post-holder will spend 3 days working within Aspire's ETE team and 2 days working in Aspire's Oxford City-based housing-led project, providing person-centred employment support to residents and working closely with Aspire’s Housing Team.

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 Friday 15th July 2022.


Safeguarding Trustee

Aspire are looking to appoint a Safeguarding Trustee, in line with our work with adults and young people at risk. This will be a key role on our Charity Board, taking the lead in supporting, advising and guiding the Board on matters relating to safeguarding, and offering an opportunity to make a real contribution to supporting people in Oxfordshire facing disadvantage.

More information about this role 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 (07901 561398) or to our Chief Executive Officer, Paul Roberts (07717 683 469).

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


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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