Volunteering and Community Steps Officers (x 4)- Stroke Association

Volunteering and Community Steps Officers (x 4)- Stroke Association

We are now looking to grow our Stroke Community Steps project – a 4 year Wales-wide initiative funded by a Big Lottery Fund People and Places grant. Specifically, we are looking to recruit in the following areas:

  • North Wales – Homebased  | c.£18,000 per annum | 28 hours per week | Ref: S329
  • South West Wales – Homebased | c.£16,700 per annum| 26 hours per week | Ref: S328
  • Mid Wales – Homebased | c.£13,500 per annum | 21 hours per week | Ref: S327
  • South East Wales – Homebased | c.£22,500 per annum | 35 hours per week | Ref: S326

Closing Date: 12 January 2018.
Interview Dates: 31 January 2018 and 1 February 2018.

To apply please go to our careers page on the Stroke Association website at https://www.stroke.org.uk/working-for-us

Community Steps will create support services for stroke survivors in communities across Wales, integrate them in existing services and ensure their needs are considered when local organisations and decision makers are creating or changing local facilities and activities.

Reporting to the Volunteering and Community Manager, the Volunteering and Community Steps Officers will work as part of the Community Steps project team to deliver its outcomes and objectives.

You will create peer support opportunities according to local need as identified by consultation and ongoing engagement with those affected by stroke. You will work with stroke survivors to identify suitable community activities and facilities and assist them to take part through increasing confidence and raising awareness of the needs of stroke survivors amongst providers. You will be able to develop and disseminate tools to help people affected by stroke to campaign in their local area and develop links with local campaigning organisations where they exist.

As part of the role, you will be expected to implement volunteering, community activity and user engagement plans as agreed with local staff. You will also be required to grow our community network by identifying new roles and opportunities and recruit and support new volunteers as agreed in the project plan.

You will be have a proven track record of ensuring that project information is captured through data monitoring, reporting and updating of CRM and other mediums as required. You will be expected to provide regular project updates and reports to the project manager and collect local case studies (volunteers, voluntary group members, people affected by stroke) and share with the Communications/PR team and produce content for social media

The ability to communicate bilingually in Welsh and English is essential for this post.

The Stroke Association is the leading UK stroke charity. We have been leading the fight against stroke for over 20 years. We influence and campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery.

This is a very exciting time for our charity and we hope you will join us on our journey. We believe in a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.

We fund world-class research to develop new treatments and ways to prevent the devastation of stroke. Breakthroughs in treatment have halved the number of people dying from stroke in the UK but it is still the second biggest killer in the world. That is why we are involved in projects across the globe.

Join us and together we can conquer stroke.