Circa £40,600 per annum (national), Circa £43,900 per annum (including £3,299 inner London weighting)
Closing date
Monday, 3 June, 2019
Interview date
Thursday, 20 June, 2019
Job type

Ref: M095 | Flexible – this role can be based in our London, Nottingham, Bromsgrove or Salford offices (other locations will also be considered) | 35 hours per week

We’re looking for an experienced and strategic individual to join our Policy and Influencing team at a really exciting time for the organisation.   

We are hot off the back of a successful campaign to make stroke a new clinical priority for the NHS in England, gaining its own section in the NHS long-term plan. The successful post holder will lead our campaigns team and other colleagues to campaign locally to ensure much needed improvements are implemented. 

The post holder will also lead an advocacy programme to ensure the views of stroke survivors are represented throughout the stroke pathway, as well as supporting the development of a new way to consistently provide information to people affected by stroke, called the stroke passport.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience leading teams to develop and implement effective, evidence-based influencing campaigns, successfully securing changes to policy locally and nationally. They’ll be adept at meaningfully engaging supporters and beneficiaries in campaigning work and as such will be an engaging and motivating leader and an expert communicator. 

This is a 12 month fixed term contract, from date of appointment.


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Email the completed application form to by midnight on the closing date, 3 June 2019. Interviews will be held in our London office on 20 June 2019.

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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.

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.