Nurses and personal assistants on courses

Back Up provides a range of courses to help build confidence and independence, and enabling both volunteers and spinal cord injured participants to see how much is possible. Our courses provide the opportunity for people with a spinal cord injury to develop new skills, talk to people in a similar situation and challenge themselves in a safe environment.

Our volunteer nurses and PAs are there to enable spinal cord injured participants to feel well, comfortable, and fully able to participate in the course, as well as helping them to learn new skills which will make their life easier back at home.

What does it involve?

  • Assisting with personal care needs of spinal cord injured participants and/or volunteers
  • Supporting participants to develop their skills and independence
  • Contributing to the positive experience of the group as a whole and participating in course activities

Support and training

  • You will be paired to work with course participants based on your skills and experience and will receive full information about the course and the people you are matched to work with
  • Support, guidance and feedback from group leaders, the Courses Manager and experienced nurses or PAs.
  • Agreed expenses covered by Back Up

“Back Up is by far the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I have dealt with medical emergencies, liaised with medical professionals and more importantly I’ve seen the person behind the injury which has changed the way I practise.”

This role would suit an experienced nurse or PA who is helpful, flexible, a good listener, patient, caring and can respect confidentiality. For more information and to see the specific care skills required, please download the role description below.


For an informal chat about the role please email Karim or give her a call on 020 8875 1805. We are recruiting for courses in 2020, and you can visit the calendar for details of the courses taking place.

You can download the role description below.

We are not currently taking applications for our courses. The team at Back Up are closely monitoring government advice on coronavirus. We know that the situation is changing daily, and because of this we are working to rearrange the courses to a more suitable date. Please keep an eye on our social media for updates.

If you would like us to contact you when we release course dates then please click here to email the courses team.