Circa £33,000 per annum (including £3,299 inner London weighting)
Closing date
Monday, 22 April, 2019
Interview date
Friday, 3 May, 2019
Job type

Ref: M088 | Stroke Association House, London | 35 hours per week

We’re looking for a dynamic self-starter to join our vibrant and successful media team as maternity cover. You will bring excellent written and verbal communication skills to help us deliver proactive and reactive PR and media activities.

Reporting to the Media Manager, the PR and Media Officer will be part of the PR national team to plan and deliver effective and impactful PR plans, which help us achieve our strategic objectives and change the world for people affected by stroke.

You will have a strong news sense, a problem-solving attitude and a proven track record in securing media coverage through effective media collateral and relations.

You will be able to work with vulnerable people bringing their stories to life and will have a flair for translating complex research or policy messages into compelling narratives. 

This is a fixed term maternity cover position until April 2020.


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Email the completed application form to by midnight on the closing date, 22 April 2019. Interviews are being held on 3 May 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. Come and join our team.