Circa £25,500 per annum
Closing date
Friday, 23 February, 2018
Interview date
Friday, 16 March, 2018
Job type

Ref: S351 | Belfast, Northern Ireland | 35 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced and passionate individual to join our Communications team and help improve the lives of people affected by stroke in Northern Ireland.

The applicant will have to demonstrate an understanding of and empathy with, the impact and challenges faced by stroke survivors, their families and carers.

You will raise awareness of stroke and of the work of the Stroke Association in Northern Ireland, enabling the voice of people affected by stroke to be represented across the media.

Through your excellent communications and media skills you will support service delivery, campaigning and community development. You will also work closely with our Fundraising teams promoting our community activity to grow public support for the Stroke Association’s cause and work.

You will have sound organisational, communication and interpersonal skills and command a professional knowledge of conventional and social media.


Please complete and submit the application formCVs will not be accepted. For assistance in completing the form please refer to the guidance.

Email the completed application form to by the closing date 23 February 2018. Interviews to be held on 16 March 2018.

The Stroke Association is an equal opportunities employer, to enable us to fulfil our responsibilities please complete the equal opportunities form and email it to which is managed by our HR team. Do not send it with your application or send your application to this email address.

If you have any queries please email the HR team at

If you’re still unsure about applying for a role with us or just want to get an idea of the benefits of doing so please visit the benefits page or see what we do.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated above in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

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About us

We are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke.

There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. Almost two thirds have a disability and one third rely on others for help, making stroke one of the biggest causes of disability.

We are continually working to improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families who deserve the very best treatment and care. We deliver amazing, life-changing support to over 60,000 stroke survivors and their families each year. We also fund research to find better treatments, campaign for better stroke care and help people understand how to spot and prevent stroke. This work is made possible by more than 4,000 talented volunteers and staff, our fantastic supporters and our strong relationships with the stroke clinical and research community.

We work with integrity, demonstrating our values as one combined passionate, innovative, respectful and professional team.

Together we can conquer stroke.