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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

  • Advertised from 1st July 2022
  • Homebased, Scotland. However, occasional travel will be required as part of this role (May include team meetings or other work related meetings) | This is a Fixed Term Contract for 1 year | Salary circa £36,750 per annum | 35 hours per week
  • Ref: S939


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

Application notes

To apply email: Please submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience. Please state any preferences for flexible options in your covering letter.

Closing Date: 21 July 2022. Interview Dates: 4 or 11 August (please indicate preference)

Interviews will be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application.