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Career Pathway


So many opportunities!

We love our great staff who do such a fantastic job supporting and empowering people to choose how they live their life.

We invest in excellent training and support everyone to be the best they can be. Some people may be very happy in a supporting role working directly with people with a learning disability, whereas others may wonder if there is more they might do.

We recognise that even if you want to do or learn more, you might not want to take on any management responsibility, at least at first!

We invest in our Champions, who have a special interest or specialist knowledge or experience. They go to conferences or attend training and share what they have learned with the wider staff team. We have Champions in lots of different subjects including Nutrition, Dementia, Autism, IT, Epilepsy… and think of more all the time.

Our Career Pathway shows the more formal route along the Aspire structure and gives an overview of the roles.

You may already have read that anyone who is employed by Aspire can apply for any internal vacancy and they will be offered an interview. This is great experience and even if you are not successful it will be a valuable learning opportunity. We always offer feedback to every candidate.

Your Social Care Career

Aspire Career Pathway

What do you want to get out of your job?

Learning together means you can develop your career pathway to suit you.

Support Worker

Support Worker is an enormously valuable role, empowering people to live the life they choose. Support Workers do a great job encouraging people with a learning disability to manage their day to day lives, maintain a tenancy or relationships that are important to them, make friends, train, work or volunteer, or simply have a great day.

Senior Support Worker

Senior Support Workers (SSW) support and encourage staff to support people really well and bringing our vision and values to life in everything they do.   Senior Support Workers support people to live the life they choose and have additional responsibilities in their staff support role working with Team Leaders and the team’s manager.

Team Leader

Team Leaders are highly organised people, with the skills to make sure people receive the support they need and staff are in the right place at the right time as required by the person they support. They work closely with managers and SSWs. Team Leaders work well with others and provide supervision and support to everyone in the team.

Registered Manager

Registered Managers and managers are highly knowledgeable social care professionals. They are great at connecting people with their communities and with the people who matter to them.  They are dynamic, friendly, knowledgeable, great communicators and use their skills to develop and support excellent teams.  This is a management post and our managers are members of Aspire’s Leadership Team.

New Support Adviser

New Support Advisers (NSA) are experienced in person centred approaches and work alongside people and their families to make sure the support they receive from Aspire is designed around them. They develop new support opportunities. NSAs are highly organised and good at project management…they help people make things happen.

Operations Manager

Operations Managers are great at leading and managing people, using systems and processes for effective management of the delivery of consistently high-quality support. They use their practiced people skills to coach and develop individual members of staff and teams and are an essential part of the Senior Leadership Team.

Managing Director

The Managing Director (MD) is a highly experienced social care expert who inspires staff teams. The Managing Director works on the Executive with our Service Quality Director and Trustees to develop and implement our vision, values and strategy. Managing Directors are organised, efficient, great communicators, networkers and influencers and are interested in and deeply committed to people – people we support and our great staff.

Want to know more about us and what we do?

Come and visit, email or give us a ring


0300 303 1284

Want to know more about us and what we do?

Come and visit, email or give us a ring

0300 303 1284