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At Aspire we believe our employees are our greatest asset and we care about our staff, in the same way we care for the families we work with.
Aspire is committed to creating a motivated workforce that is inspired to deliver a high-quality service to everyone.

As a member of the Aspire Foundation Team, we offer:

A caring and supportive culture
Training
A workplace pension scheme
An Employee Assistance Programme (offering counselling and Wellbeing support)
Death in Service Benefit
We are registered as a Disability Confident Employer and have been awarded the Healthy Workplaces Gloucestershire Award”. For details of this Award please see here

Our staff are encouraged to adopt our Values:

Respect – “We value, accept, listen and support everyone”
Integrity – “We are honest, dependable and accountable for our actions”
Collaboration – “We believe in the power of working together”
Excellence – “We strive to do our best through innovation & learning”

Please note, Aspire will carry out online searches of all shortlisted candidates, in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with the applicant at interview.
*Please note we are unable to accept CV's.

To apply for any of our vacancies below, please download the application form here.

Please complete and return this to hr@aspirefoundation.org.uk

Family Support Strategic Lead

We are delighted to have retained the GCC Children & Family Centre contract for Cheltenham and Tewkesbury and as a result we are seeking to appoint to the new role of Family Support Strategic Lead. The successful candidate will work alongside the Executive Head, Early Years Strategic Lead and the Business Manager, to ensure Aspire can continue to maximise the positive impacts it has on the children and families it works with through partnership working, leadership and innovation.  

Our vision is that children, families and communities are supported to aspire and achieve.

This role will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the teams working to deliver the outcomes specified in the new Children and Family Centre contract. You will also help to develop future opportunities for the Foundation to support its secure long-term and sustainable future.

The successful candidate will have:
• A Level 7 management qualification and/or equivalent relevant experience

• Child development related qualification or experience. E.g., Early Years, Teaching /Diploma in Health/Social Care or equivalent.

We offer the following benefits:
• Support – through regular Supervisions and an Annual Performance Review

• Training – varied CPD options relevant to your needs and those of the organisation, ranging from on-the-job training, work shadowing, courses and qualifications

• A workplace pension scheme is offered to all qualifying staff

Grade/Salary: Executive Reward Band 2 (FTE £53,523 to £56,497 p.a)
For 37 hours/week
Start Date: May 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Full/Part Time: Full time, 37 hours p/w
Contract: Permanent
Closing date for all roles: 5pm on Wednesday 10th April 2024
Interview date: Interviews will be held week commencing 15th April 2024

Any appointment will be subject to two satisfactory references (which we will request for all short-listed candidates) and an enhanced DBS check.

In accordance with our data retention policy, we will keep all paperwork related to the recruitment of this post for 6 months after which it will be destroyed.

Application Details:

For details about this role please see the Information for Candidates document here and Job Description here

or email hr@aspirefoundation.org.uk or telephone 07851043845 for further information.

Aspire Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Aspire Foundation aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or race.

Early Years Strategic Lead

Due to exciting growth and expansion within our nurseries in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Stroud & Dursley, we are seeking to appoint to the new role of Early Years Strategic Lead to work alongside the Family Support Strategic Lead and with the Business Manager, to ensure sustainable high quality early years education and care across all seven Early Years settings.

Our vision is for all children and families to aspire and achieve and a child’s wellbeing is at the heart of our provision.

You’ll be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Aspires Early Years provision within our Children and Family centres in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Dursley and surrounding areas.

The successful candidate will be qualified to:
• A Level 7 management qualification and/or equivalent relevant experience, and /or willingness to work towards e.g NPQICL, NPQEYL

• A relevant professional Early Years & Child Development related qualification, e.g Early Years Childhood Studies or a related degree, Early Years Teacher status, Early Years Professional Status

We offer the following benefits:
• Support – through regular Supervisions and an Annual Performance Review

• Training – varied CPD options relevant to your needs and those of the organisation, ranging from on-the-job training, work shadowing, courses and qualifications

• A workplace pension scheme is offered to all qualifying staff

Grade/Salary: Executive Reward Band 2 (FTE £53,523 to £56,497)
Salary: £49,466 to £52,215 (for 37 hours/week Term Time only plus 4 weeks - total of 43 weeks/year)
Start Date: May 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Full/Part Time: Full time, 37 hours p/w, (TTO plus 4 weeks)
Contract: Permanent
Closing date for all roles: 5pm on Friday 5th April 2024
Interview date: Interviews will be held week commencing 15th April 2024

Any appointment will be subject to two satisfactory references (which we will request for all short-listed candidates) and an enhanced DBS check.

In accordance with our data retention policy, we will keep all paperwork related to the recruitment of this post for 6 months after which it will be destroyed.

Application Details:

For details about this role please see the Information for Candidates document here and Job Description here

or email hr@aspirefoundation.org.uk or telephone 07851043845 for further information.

Aspire Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Aspire Foundation aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or race.

Business Manager

We are delighted to have retained the GCC Children & Family Centre contract for Cheltenham and Tewkesbury and as a result we are seeking to appoint to the role of Business Manager.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Executive Head, Strategic Leads x 2 (Family Support and Early Years), to ensure Aspire can continue to maximise the positive impacts it has on the children and families it works with through partnership working, leadership and innovation.

Our vision is that children, families and communities are supported to aspire and achieve.

You will also help to develop future opportunities for the Foundation to support its secure long-term and sustainable future.

The successful candidate will have:
• A Level 5 management qualification and/or equivalent relevant experience

• Experience of Project Management

• Experience of leading teams

We offer the following benefits:
• Support – through regular Supervisions and an Annual Performance Review

• Training – varied CPD options relevant to your needs and those of the organisation, ranging from on-the-job training, work shadowing, courses and qualifications

• A workplace pension scheme is offered to all qualifying staff

Grade/Salary: Grade 10 (SP 37-40) Pro-rata £31,633 – 33,477 for 22.5 hours/week (FTE £45,441 – 48,474 p.a)
Start Date: May/June 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Full/Part Time: Part time, 22.5 hours p/w
Contract: Permanent
Closing date for all roles: Noon on Wednesday 17th April 2024
Interview date: Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd April 2024

Any appointment will be subject to two satisfactory references (which we will request for all short-listed candidates) and an enhanced DBS check.

In accordance with our data retention policy, we will keep all paperwork related to the recruitment of this post for 6 months after which it will be destroyed.

Application Details:

For details about this role please see the Information for Candidates document here and Job Description here

or email hr@aspirefoundation.org.uk or telephone 07851043845 for further information.

Aspire Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Aspire Foundation aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or race.

Community Family Worker

Aspire Foundation is currently expanding and developing high quality family support services for families with young children to help build confidence, social skills and relationships.

As a Community Family Worker, you will work in partnership with parents and local community-based services to provide expert support and services to ensure children thrive and meet their full potential, through group work and bespoke support for the young children and their families.

The post holder will be required to work at any of the Children and Family Centres operated by Aspire Foundation in Cheltenham and Tewksbury as well as provide outreach work in the community in these areas.

As a member of the Aspire Foundation Team we offer you:

• Support – through termly or six weekly supervisions and an Annual Performance Review.

• Training – on-going continued professional development which could include on the job training, work shadowing, courses and qualifications – all depending on what you need as a person and what the organisation needs now and in the future.

• A workplace pension scheme is offered to all qualifying staff

Grade/Salary: £25,979 to £27,334 pa
Grade 5 (SP 11-14)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Full/Part Time: 37 hours/week
Contract: Permanent

As part of the recruitment process you will be asked to complete an interview and a short task related to the post of Community Family Worker.

Any appointment will be subject to references (which we will request for all short-listed candidates) and a clear disclosure record from the DBS.

In accordance with our data retention policy, we will keep all paperwork related to the recruitment of this post for 6 months after which it will be destroyed.

If you would like to be part of a dynamic and creative organisation, please apply by 12 noon Thursday 28th March 2024.
Interviews will take place during the week commencing 8th April 2024

Application Details:

For details about this role please the Job Description here

or email hr@aspirefoundation.org.uk or telephone 07851043845 for further information.

Aspire Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.  This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Aspire Foundation aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or race.

Community Information Administrator

Aspire Foundation is currently expanding and developing high quality family support services for families with young children to help build confidence, social skills and relationships.

As a Community Information Administrator, you will work in partnership with parents and local community-based services to provide a warm and welcoming front of house service to all our service users and visitors.

A key part of the role will be providing efficient and knowledgeable signposting advice.  This will include brief one-off interventions to children, young people and their families such as information about debt advice, issuing of food vouchers, support to complete relevant forms etc.

The post holder will be required to work at any of the Children and Family Centres operated by Aspire Foundation in Cheltenham.

As a member of the Aspire Foundation Team we will offer you:

• Support – through termly or six weekly supervisions and an Annual Performance Review.

• Training – on-going continued professional development which could include on the job training, work shadowing, courses and qualifications – all depending on what you need as a person and what the organisation needs now and in the future.

• A workplace pension scheme is offered to all qualifying staff

Grade/Salary: £24,295 to £25,545 pa
Grade 4 (SP 7-10)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Full/Part Time: 37 hours/week, all year round
Contract: Permanent

As part of the recruitment process you will be asked to complete an interview and a short task related to the post of Community Information & Administration Officer.

Any appointment will be subject to references (which we will request for all short-listed candidates) and a clear disclosure record from the DBS.

In accordance with our data retention policy, we will keep all paperwork related to the recruitment of this post for 6 months after which it will be destroyed.

If you would like to be part of a dynamic and creative organisation, please apply by 12 noon Friday 19th April 2024.
Interviews will take place during the week commencing 22nd April 2024

Application Details:

For details about this role please the Job Description here

or email hr@aspirefoundation.org.uk or telephone 07851043845 for further information.

Aspire Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.  This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Aspire Foundation aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or race.

Early Years Educators

We have an exciting opportunity for qualified Early Years Educators to join all our settings across Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Dursley and Stroud.

We are looking for qualified staff, both full time (37 hours/week) and part-time (20 hours/week) who wish to work Term time only (39 weeks a year). These contracts will be permanent.

Our vision is for all children and families to aspire and achieve. A child’s wellbeing is at the heart of our provision.

Successful qualified candidates will work as Key Person to children aged 2-4 years to deliver high quality early years education. You will be passionate about making a difference and using your understanding of child development to promote each child’s happiness and supporting them to follow their interests, explore, learn and reach their full potential.

You will be a good communicator, who enjoys working with others as part of a team, with knowledge and experience of providing stimulating and exciting environments, rich in learning experiences. You need to be able to tell stories and sing songs, play games, enjoy messy play, and be happy to be outdoors in all weathers.

Grade/Salary: Grade 3 (full time, all-year round equivalent is £23,500.00 pa)  Actual salary (term time only for Level 3 qualified)
1. Full time (37 hours/week, term time only total of 39 weeks): £20,168.00 pa
2. Part-time (20 hours/week, term time only total of 39 weeks): £10,901.00 pa

Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Approx. hours for full time staff are 8.30am - 4.30pm. For part time staff we can offer morning or afternoon times.
Contract: Permanent
Closing date for all roles: 1200 noon Friday 5th April 2024
Interview date: Interviews will be held week commencing 15th April 2024

We are also looking for Bank/Zero hours staff.

If you are interested in joining our dedicated team working with young children and their families, we would love to hear from you.

Successful candidates will ideally be qualified to a minimum of Level 2 in Early Years with willingness and a commitment to work towards achieving Level 3.

We offer the following benefits:
• Support – through regular Supervisions and an Annual Performance Review

• Training – varied CPD options relevant to your needs and those of the organisation, ranging from on-the-job training, work shadowing, courses and qualifications

• A workplace pension scheme is offered to all qualifying staff

As part of the recruitment process you will be asked to attend an interview and complete a short, observed session with a class of our children.  

Aspire follows Safer Recruitment guidelines and any appointment will be subject to two satisfactory references (which we will request for all short-listed candidates) and an enhanced DBS check.  

In accordance with our data retention policy, we will keep all paperwork related to the recruitment of this post for 6 months after which it will be destroyed.

Application Details:

Please email hr@aspirefoundation.org.uk or telephone 07851043845 for further information.

Aspire Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.  

An online check will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates as per guidance from KCSIE 2023.

Aspire Foundation aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or race.

To view the Job Description/Person Specification please click here.

Clerk to Directors

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Clerk to support the Board of Directors at Aspire Foundation. The ideal candidate will have worked in a similar role and/or possibly a school setting previously. They will provide advice and guidance to the Board of Directors on governance, constitutional and procedural matters, whilst also ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the Board of Directors.  

You will prepare for meetings, hearings and appeals, taking and distributing minutes/notes etc; ensure all records are maintained and Directors are kept up to date on legal and constitutional matters.

The hours for the role are 50 hours per annum and, you will be expected to attend all Board meetings which take place approximately 5 times each year, primarily from 4pm onwards (Monday to Friday).  Some flexibility required around hours worked.

You will be a good communicator with excellent administration and organisational skills, who enjoys working with others as part of a team.

Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 1200 noon on Friday 16th February 2024
Interview Date: Interviews will be held w/c 26th February 2024
Grade/Salary: Grade 6 SP 15-20 (full time equivalent FTE is £27, 803 - 30,296 pa)
Hourly pay from £14.41 - £15.70 per/hour
A workplace pension scheme is offered to all qualifying staff
Hours: 50 hours/year (with some flexibility required)

As part of the recruitment process you will be asked to attend an interview. Aspire follows Safer Recruitment guidelines and any appointment will be subject to two satisfactory references (which we will request for all short-listed candidates) and an enhanced DBS check.  

Please note we will also carry out searches of all shortlisted candidates, in order to identify any issues that may have happened and are publicly available online, which may be explored during interview.

In accordance with our data retention policy, we will keep all paperwork related to the recruitment of this post for 6 months after which it will be destroyed.

Application Details:

Please download the Application form above and return this by email to hr@aspirefoundation.org.uk or telephone 07851043845 for further information.

Aspire Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.  

Aspire Foundation aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or race.

To view the Job Description/Person Specification please click here.

Aspire follows Safer Recruitment guidelines and any appointment will be subject to two satisfactory references (which we will request for all short-listed candidates) and an enhanced DBS check.

In accordance with our data retention policy, we will keep all paperwork related to the recruitment of this post for 6 months after which it will be destroyed.

Application details:

Please email hr@aspirefoundation.org.uk or telephone 07851043845 for further information.

Please indicate which post you are interested in.
Aspire foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.
Aspire Foundation aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or race.

We follow Safe Recruitment Practices at all times

Our Values:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence

At the recruitment stage you will be invited to attend for an interview and complete a task related to the post you are applying for.

References are requested for all short-listed candidates (with your approval) prior to interview.
A current clear disclosure record from the DBS is required before staff start with us, the cost of applying for this will be covered by the Foundation.  

We keep all paperwork related to the recruitment of any post for 6 months after which it will be destroyed.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or race.

For information about any of our Vacancies, please email hr@aspirefoundation.org.uk or telephone 01242 252185 .

Volunteer to support our work with Children & Families
Volunteers play a significant role in helping us to deliver our services, providing rewarding opportunities for personal and skill development, strengthening work experience and employability.  Support the work of our trained and professional staff by:

  • Helping out at one of our groups,

  • Accompanying children and families on trips,

  • Supporting a fun day at one of our centres

  • Helping out in one of our nurseries.

  • Carrying out Practical Maintenance jobs (opportunities exist from 2 hours per week)

If you are interested in joining us, please download, complete and return the Volunteer Application Form here.

For further information, please contact hr@aspirefoundation.org.uk or telephone 01242 252185.

All our volunteers will receive full induction and are required to undertake a DBS check, paid for by the Foundation.

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Support our work with Children and Families

Support the work of our trained professional staff by:

  • Helping out at one of our groups,

  • Accompanying children and families on trips,

  • Supporting a fun day at one of our centres

  • Helping out in one of our nurseries.

Opportunities exist from 2 hours per week.

If you are interested in joining us please contact
admin@aspirefoundation.org.uk or telephone 01242 252185 to find out more.

All our volunteers will receive full induction and are required to undertake a DBS check.

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Gardners Lane Children and Family Centre, Gardners Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 9JW