The Stroke Association
The Stroke Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC037789

Every five minutes someone in the UK has a stroke. We are working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.


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Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • Circa £29,500
  • Homebased, Scotland
  • Closing 15th August 2021

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.

We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

We’re working to improve the diversity of our team. Because we know that individuality leads to a richer experience for our people and better support for those affected by stroke.

We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

In 2019, we developed a bold new corporate strategy so that we can rebuild more lives after stroke and make a bigger difference to people’s lives.

To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles.

If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!

We’re looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Policy and Influencing team as our Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer in Scotland.

Reporting to the Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager, and working very closely with the nation-specific Policy and Influencing Lead, you will deliver our organisation’s integrated public affairs and campaigning activity for Scotland. You will plan, develop and deliver effective and strategic influencing activity to help achieve our team objectives on key issues impacting people affected by stroke.

Key responsibilities will include:

• delivering public affairs activity and stakeholder engagement to support the organisation’s influencing priorities

• tracking and logging stakeholder contact and take primary responsibility for the management of political stakeholders

• providing political monitoring and horizon scanning

• planning and implementing campaigns and advocacy activity – both online and offline - that help to secure long-term improvements for those affected by stroke

• attending, and supporting others to attend, meetings and events representing the Stroke Association, including developing high-quality briefings

• spending a significant proportion of their time supporting UK-wide public affairs and campaigns activity too

You will have:

• Some experience of national or local level influencing, campaigning and advocacy

• A solid understanding of the Scottish political and health context

• Experience of undertaking policy analysis and horizon-scanning

• And ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of developing briefings for a range of audiences

Find out more in the role profile.

To fulfil the role you must adobe and have the right to work in the U.K,

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Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • Circa £25,636 pro-rata
  • Homebased, with extensive travel across Lothians, Central Belt, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway service area
  • Closing 3rd April 2022

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.

We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

We’re working to improve the diversity of our team. Because we know that individuality leads to a richer experience for our people and better support for those affected by stroke.

We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

In 2019, we developed a bold new corporate strategy so that we can rebuild more lives after stroke and make a bigger difference to people’s lives.

To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles.

If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Engagement team in Scotland.

Reporting to the Engagement Lead for Scotland, the Engagement Officer will work with colleagues across Scotland to deliver our outreach activity, including supporting the development of the Stroke Group Network, and building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders in the community including NHS and third sector partners, stroke survivors and carers.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Support our volunteer network in the locality
  • Build and maintain key relationships with local partners and stakeholders
  • Enable peer support and self-sustaining stroke communities to flourish in the locality
  • Provide management support to volunteers including initial recruitment
  • Support delivery of a localised approach to addressing health inequalities

You will have experience/understanding of:

  • Managing and developing volunteers
  • Working in partnership with other organisations, ideally in voluntary, health and social care
  • Experience of engaging and influencing local decision making
  • Developing support using co-production with people with lived experience of Stroke
  • Supporting groups and developing networks

The ability to travel extensively across the local area is essential to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role.

*Must be able to travel independently to carry out the requirements of the post without always relying on public transport*

Find out more in the Engagement Officer role please contact karen.garrott@stroke.org.uk

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Policy Lead

  • Full time
  • £36,750
  • Homebased, Scotland. However, occasional travel will be required as part of this role
  • Closing 21st July 2022

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.

We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

We’re working to improve the diversity of our team. Because we know that individuality leads to a richer experience for our people and better support for those affected by stroke.

We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

In 2019, we developed a bold new corporate strategy so that we can rebuild more lives after stroke and make a bigger difference to people’s lives.

To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles.

If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!

This role underpins a partnership with the Scottish Government to help reduce the incidence of stroke, heart disease and diabetes in Scotland. The successful applicant will be employed by the Stroke Association but will work directly with policy teams in the Scottish Government to enhance the strategic approach to preventing cardiovascular

disease (CVD) in Scotland, and in particular to:

· Engage colleagues across government, the NHS, the third sector and academic research to improve detection, diagnosis and management of risk factors including hypertension and atrial fibrillation

· Inform ongoing policy and programmes in relation to stroke prevention and risk reduction

You will have a proven record of developing briefing materials, policy recommendations and reports; and of developing strong working relationships with stakeholders. You will also have an excellent understanding of the political landscape in Scotland, ideally in relation to health services.

This role will be employed by the Stroke Association but will involve working internally within the Scottish Government.

To fulfil the role you must be resident in the U.K and have the right to work in the UK.

Find out more in the role profile

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