Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Spinal Injuries Charity
  • Year established:
    1983
  • Website:
    http://www.aspire.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Aspire, Wood Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4AP

About Aspire

Aspire are a national spinal injury charity providing practical solutions for people living with spinal cord injuries.

Every eight hours someone is paralysed by a spinal cord injury; it can happen to anyone, at any time, and no one is prepared for how it will change their life. Aspire exists because there is currently no cure.

Founded in 1982 around the kitchen table of Shannie Ross’ home in Hampstead, north west London, Aspire has been helping people with spinal injury for more than 25 years.

Through its projects and programmes, Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people currently living with a spinal cord injury in the UK, so they can lead fulfilled and independent lives.

Services include access to grants, housing, advice and assistive technology.

Today, the charity is based in Stanmore and led by Chief Executive Brian Carlin, who joined in 2001.


What is it like to work for Aspire

Leadership
Leadership
Brian has an open door policy and regularly uses the leisure facilities and staff areas, engaging with employees. He uses the staff area to make coffee and have lunch, and always finds the time to stop and make conversation with other staff using the area. He also runs a weekly spinning class for staff.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Aspire supports workers where they can with flexible working opportunities and open discussion about the reduction of hours and adjustments to routines/hours.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Employers that have more than five years of service with the charity can apply for two paid days off to volunteer for another charity or community organisation.

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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Average Age:

    38

  • Male : Female:

    43% / 57%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    8%

  • Staff:

    83

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