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Team Leader Assistant 

Aspire is recruiting into a full-time role for a temporary, 6 month contract, for a Team Leader Assistant.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (Enterprises) and the Senior Team Leader, the Team Leader Assistant will be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of our day to day jobs through our grounds and property maintenance social enterprise services to clients across Oxfordshire, under the instruction of a Team Leader. All tools, uniform and vehicle (if applicable) will be provided by Aspire. The ideal candidate will also act as a contingency driver for our community transport service, for which all training will be provided.

Starting salary is £8.75 per hour (The Living Wage), for 37.5 hours per week.

There is scope for the role to be extended at the end of the placement period.

For a detailed job description please click here.

Applications should be made in writing with full CV and details of two referees to Ian Adshead, Chief Operating Officer (Enterprises), Aspire Oxford, St Thomas School, Osney Lane, Oxford OX1 1NP, or via email to ian@aspireoxford.co.uk.

The closing date for return of applications is Friday 16th February 2018.

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Community Transport Driver (part-time)

Aspire’s community transport service in Oxford City has been running from April 2015 to provide a door-door service for Oxford’s elderly and immobile residents, as well as to train new community transport drivers and passenger assistants.

We are now looking for an additional, part-time Driver on an initial 6 month, fixed term contract as we seek to expand our service delivery.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (Enterprises) and Community Transport Manager, the post holder will be responsible for providing a high quality passenger transport service for our elderly customers, by driving our 17/12-seater accessible vehicles, providing excellent customer service, maintaining records relating to such services and contributing to the efficient operation of Community Transport. 

Salary range is £18,000 to £22,000 per annum. This is the full-time equivalent salary that will be applied pro rata for 3 days (22.5 hours) per week.

For a detailed job description please click here.

Applications should be made in writing with full CV and details of two referees to Ian Adshead, Chief Operating Officer (Enterprises), Aspire Oxford, St Thomas School, Osney Lane, Oxford OX1 1NP, or via email to ian@aspireoxford.co.uk.

The closing date for return of applications is 1700hrs Friday 2nd March 2018.

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Trustees (voluntary role) 

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 sixteenth year as an Oxfordshire charity. Over that period we have expanded from a small charity providing employment opportunities for a few people experiencing homelessness 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 up to 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 services’ procurement and pricing experience and expertise, particularly of facilities management or similar service delivery. We would also welcome an individual with fundraising experience, contacts and skills. 

To find out more and apply

You can find out more by viewing our recruitment pack. And if you’d like to talk to someone about the role before applying, you can speak to one of our Chair of Trustees, Carol Sweetenham (carol@sweetenham.org, 07901 561398) or to our Chief Executive Officer, Paul Roberts (paulroberts@aspireoxford.co.uk, 07717 683 469).   

To apply, you can send a copy of your CV and a covering letter, for the attention of Paul Roberts to paulroberts@aspireoxford.co.uk by Friday 2nd March 2018.

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Aspire Oxford is an equal opportunities employer. 

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