Region

Based in Stowmarket

We're looking for 1 Stroke Group Supporter to support clients a voluntary group in Stowmarket. The group in Stowmarket meets every Thursday between 10am – 12pm. Full training will be provided. 

The volunteer will:

  • Need to be over the age of 18 years old.
  • Need to be available every Thursday between 10am – 12pm.
  • Be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced or standard level as part of the requirement of the role.

Our voluntary groups play an important role in ensuring that stroke survivors do not become socially isolated. They also help to build the confidence and self-esteem of the people who attend. Our Stroke Group Supporters assist in the running of one, or sometimes more, of these local voluntary groups.

Tasks in this role can include:

  • Assist group committee members in arranging activities and events for the group by providing information and contacting local activity and/or service providers.
  • Supporting people to take part in activities organised for the group.
  • Supporting Stroke Association Voluntary Group committee members in setting up and clearing away venues where the group meets.
  • Meeting and greeting group members, including supporting new members to be welcomed and supported.
  • Preparing and providing access to refreshments.
  • Potentially helping with other tasks that ensure the smooth running of the group such as risk assessments, first aid and compiling user feedback.

Apply

If you are interested in this role or would like further information on any aspects of our work then please contact Bryan Hilton on 07711 000 050 or bryan.hilton@stroke.org.uk

The Stroke Association operates an Equal Opportunities Policy. To help us to monitor this, we'd be grateful if you could complete the Equal opportunities form and send to equalops@stroke.org.uk

Role description

Please read the full role description before applying.

About us

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. Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community.

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.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

Share