Paul Roberts is the Chief Executive Officer of the award-winning Oxfordshire employment and housing charity and social enterprise, Aspire, as well as a Director of Aspire’s trading company, which provides maintenance and recruitment services to customers across the Thames Valley.
Paul joined Aspire in 2012 and has been at the forefront of significant organisational growth. The charity supports over 1,500 local young people and working age adults each year to improve their education, skills, training and employability, to move towards and into paid employment.
Paul is also co-Chair of Oxfordshire’s multi-agency Housing & Homelessness Group, a co-founder of the Oxfordshire Homeless Movement, a Director of Makespace Oxford (Community Interest Company), a Director of the Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship Partnership (OSEP CIC), and a Trustee of ‘Flo’s the Place in the Park’ (a charitable Community Benefit Society).
Prior to joining Aspire, Paul was a British diplomat for six years. Paul previously volunteered at Asylum Welcome in Oxford and as a Generalist Adviser for the Citizens’ Advice Bureaux. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy.