Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Housing association, apprenticeship training company and charity.
  • Year established:
    2000
  • Website:
    http://www.weareaspire.org
  • Contact
    • Staffordshire

About Aspire Group

Aspire comprise of three businesses: Aspire Housing, PM Training and the Realise charity. Together they blend commercial expertise with social purpose and revitalise communities by providing homes, training, employment and support.
Together they work towards the Groups Primary Purpose of building better futures by putting people first.
The wellbeing of all employees at Aspire is of vital importance, which is why they run an annual health and wellbeing month where they organise a wide range of activities that all employees can choose to participate in. Previous years have provided a wide selection of options, including massage, yoga, flu vaccinations, health checks (BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol etc.), financial education, mental health awareness training and walks.
Aspire also have an Employee Assistance Programme that provides online and face-to-face wellbeing support. For front-line employees, the organisation provides a counselling/supervision service to enable them to discuss confidentially any difficult issues they have encountered through the course of their work.
Yammer is used internally to encourage collaboration between people in different departments who may not regularly come into face-to-face contact on a regular basis. As well as business related communications, they also encourage colleagues to use Yammer to share more personal types of communication, such as social events and personal achievements.


What is it like to work for Aspire Group

Leadership
Leadership
the Group Chief Executive does regular 'Seeing is believing' sessions where they spend time with people across the organisation to see what's happening on the front line. They also hold regular talent reviews with Heads of Service to identify those who are 'rising stars' so that they can ensure the talent development programmes are helping to nurture the leaders of the future. 

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Environmental practices such as cycling to work schemes, Encouraging the use of public transport, working from home and a greater use of video-conferencing are in place at Aspire to lessen the impact they have on the environment.  
My Company
My Company
Aspire have a Staff Forum and Trade Union committee that is designed for formal channels of employee feedback. Informally, Yammer is used to encourage debate and discussion. Staff Briefings provide employees with an opportunity to question the Executive Team. 

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Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    13%

  • Average Age:

    41

  • Staff:

    437

  • UK sites:

    5

  • Male : Female:

    55% / 45%

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