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Public Affairs and Campaigns Assistant - Scotland

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Homebased Scotland however, Occasional travel will be required as part of this role
  • Closing 26th March 2023

  • Advertised from 9th March 2023
  • This is a fixed term for 14 weeks. Salary circa £10.90 per hour. 16 hours per week.
  • Ref CE164


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 team.

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 campaigns.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • monitoring political developments, and keeping colleagues informed of changes and opportunities that affect our work
  • 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 actions
  • 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
  • Online campaigning
  • 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).

Application notes

Find out more in the role profile for Public Affairs and Campaigns Assistant

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.

Closing Date: 26 March 2023

Interview Date: will decide with applicant (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.