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Local Influencing Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £30,975
  • Home-based, Scotland
  • Closing 26th February 2023

  • Advertised from 9th February 2023
  • This is a fixed term for 2 years. 35 hours per week.
  • Ref: S1010


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 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!

Stroke is a huge part of the health and social care landscape in Scotland, one of the main causes of death and the biggest cause of adult disability. Yet stroke does not get the priority attention it deserves.

This new role is central to our ambition for the Stroke Association to be an effective champion for stroke. There has been much progress at national level, and the ambition and vision for stroke now more closely match the need. But stroke care and services are determined and delivered at local level and so we need to organise, to engage and to influence at health board level too.

To enhance our engagement and influence with local health care systems, to bring about real change for people affected by stroke, the successful candidate will:

  • Work with colleagues across our policy, engagement and communications functions to adapt the issues we work on to match local needs and opportunities
  • Collate and curate local area profiles, enabling us to identify the particular issues, needs and opportunities at health board level
  • Map and co-ordinate our network of local stakeholders; and
  • Help us build a more planned and strategic approach to influencing local health and social care delivery

To fulfil the role, you must be a resident of the UK 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 supporting statement 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: 26 February 2023

Interview Date: 07 or 08 March 2023 (Please note all roles close at midnight)

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