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Aspire is recruiting!

Have you got what it takes to be a volunteer trustee and take Aspire to the next level?

What we’re looking for

Aspire is celebrating its fifteenth year as an Oxfordshire charity. Over that period we have expanded from a small charity providing employment opportunities for a few rough sleepers in Oxford city, into a countywide provider of professional services and employment support for those most in need of help.

Aspire is now looking to recruit two new trustees 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.

We’re looking for new trustees who will:

  • Be interested in Aspire’s work and committed to our social mission.
  • Be willing and able to give their time, experience, skills and enthusiasm to help run our charity. This includes specific, regular time commitments, as outlined below.
  • Have relevant background and experiences to bring different points of view to our discussions, give insight into our beneficiaries’ needs and experience, make new contacts for us in the communities & markets in which we operate, and think of new ways of doing things.

We are particularly keen to hear from individuals with a track record of commissioning in the homeless prevention, young people, helath & wellbeing, probation or drug & alcohol treatment sector, as well as individuals with corporate and enterprise development experience, contacts and skills.

To find out more and apply

Please read our recruitment pack to find out more about Aspire and the role of trustee. If you’d like to talk to someone about the role before applying, you can speak to one of our serving Trustees, Carol Sweetenham (, 07901 561398) or Paul Mabbutt (, 07949 089643) or to our Chief Operating Officer (Employment & Partnerships), Paul Roberts (, 07717 683 469). 

To apply, you can send a copy of your CV and a covering letter, for the attention of Paul Roberts to

Aspire Oxford is an equal opportunities employer. 


To register as a trainee for Aspire, click here.

To enquire about volunteering your expertise for Aspire,click here to download the application form.