Be part of our team
Start a career with us to grow your skills in a charity setting whilst helping us to provide the best support for spinal cord injured people, friends and family, law and health professionals. Working for Spinal Injuries Association will open up new opportunities for you and enrich your skills with charity sector experience. Here some of our team provides a taste of life working and volunteering for us.
‘The support and the time that SIA have put into me is why I love being an SIA volunteer. It’s because of this that I have the knowledge, skills and confidence to do my job, a job that I love to do! The best job I’ve ever had’.
William Jones Peer Support Volunteer for Devon
‘It is both a privilege and a responsibility to be an SIA Peer Support Volunteer. When I meet people who have recently suffered a spinal injury I’m reminded of my own experience, which is why I believe it’s important to show them that you can still lead a happy and fulfilling life despite everything that’s happened. To that end, I just try to be myself, while making sure that they feel they can talk to me about their situation. It’s certainly the some of the most rewarding work I’ve ever undertaken’. Will Pike Peer Support Volunteer for London
‘I decided to get involved with SIA because I needed something to give me a purpose in life. I had completed a weeks’ worth of work experience with SIA when I was at school and thought I would go back. It was a great decision of mine because I really enjoy volunteering with SIA. It feels like it’s a family and I really enjoy being part of such a nice team. I have learnt a lot of things whilst I have worked here like improving my writing and communication skills. I have also been to places that I don’t think I would have ever gone before like Silverstone. I recommend volunteering with SIA because it is a great work environment and they’re a lovely bunch of people working here’.
Derry Felton SIA Office Volunteer
‘It’s a pleasure to work for such a committed and passionate charity, and refreshing to work with people who genuinely care about what they are doing, and want to make a difference. Everyone works incredibly hard to help our members and others from the wider spinal cord injured community and seeing the difference our work makes to peoples’ lives, makes it all worthwhile.’
Karen Mikalsen, Training and Education Coordinator
‘Being a Trustee was a great and inspiring experience. Now I’m a staff member, it’s brilliant to be part of a team that’s working towards a common goal with such energy, drive and infectious enthusiasm; and having a collaborative approach enables us to consistently deliver excellent results. It’s a pleasure to be part of this challenging but inspiring team and it also makes the Spinal Injuries Association the best organisation I’ve worked for in my career.’
Dave Bracher, Campaigns Manager