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.
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 a talented individual to our
If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!
Our Scotland influencing team are looking for someone with an enthusiasm for influencing and campaigning and
willingness to develop the skills needed in the role, to help drive forward our influencing aims.
Reporting to the Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer, the Public Affairs and Campaigns Assistant will provide
support to the wider influencing team in Scotland and, occasionally the wider public affairs and campaigns team.
This is a perfect role for someone who is really keen to start their career in public affairs and
Key responsibilities will include:
- monitoring political developments, and keeping colleagues informed of changes and opportunities that affect our
- recording and tracking stakeholder contact
- attend, and support stroke survivors and
colleagues to attend, meetings and events, including developing briefings
- support stroke survivors and
the wider stroke community to campaign for improvements in stroke care, including creating online campaign
- working collaboratively with public affairs and campaigns colleagues across the UK
Skills the role will help you to develop:
- Political monitoring
- Developing briefings
- Communicating with different audiences
- Desk-based research
- Administrative support
- Engagement with stroke survivors
and wider stroke community
- Coordinating and supporting influencing events
To fulfil the role you must you must be resident in the UK and have the right to work in the UK
Location: Homebased Scotland however, Occasional travel will be required as part of this role (May include team
meetings or other work related meetings).