circa £38,000 per annum (including £3,299 inner London weighting)
Closing date
Friday, 28 June, 2019
Interview date
Friday, 5 July, 2019
Job type

Ref: M091 | Stroke Association House, London | 35 hours per week

We’re looking for a highly skilled storyteller with excellent written skills and the ability to create multimedia content to manage all social media activity across a variety of platforms.

The Social Media Manager will:

Be able to spot the conversation starter from across the organisation.

Understand how to leverage social networks to enhance our charity’s profile.

- Work closely with the other content experts in the team, managing the schedule for activity alongside existing planned content, search engine optimisation and email marketing activity.

- Contribute to regular analysis reports.

With your strong collaborative approach and strategic ideas about how best to engage target audiences to drive action, you will:

- Have the motivation and enthusiasm to help us achieve a step-change in our approach to digital activity.

Have a flair for engaging and leading people, activities and content with your naturally strategic mind, and

- When working with senior stakeholders, be able to persuade, present and win people over with sound and valid commercial reasoning for your recommendations on what is best and why.

- Be able to work with people from different disciplines with different agendas.

- Understand that different voices need to be heard, but you can still bring people together.

The Social Media Manager is a member of the Marketing and External Affairs Directorate based at Stroke Association House, London. The role sits within the PR and Communications function.
The post holder will be working in a challenging but lively environment and will be required to undertake a variety of hands-on and strategic duties within this high-performing team. This high-profile role reflects the views of the organisation and needs to create, manage and deliver social media campaigns and activity to optimise our audience interactions. This post has a significant responsibility in being the very public face of the organisation. 

1. To work with the Deputy Director PR and Communications, and contribute to finalising a Corporate Social Media Strategy which you will be responsible for delivering, monitoring and reporting on the impact of all social media activity.

2. To be responsible for managing content for the social media channels and monitoring performance against objectives.

3. Managing the charity’s reputation and presence across the charity’s key social media channels.

Reporting to the Deputy Director PR and Comms, the Social Media Manager will manage one officer and join the wider PR and Comms team to plan, create and deliver audience-focussed content and activities which help us achieve our corporate strategic objectives.


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Email the completed application form to by midnight on the closing date, 28 June 2019. Interviews are being held on 5 July 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.