circa £13,800 per annum
Closing date
Friday, 31 May, 2019
Interview date
Friday, 7 June, 2019
Job type

Ref: S535 | South Tyneside, based at Gateshead, North Zone | 21 hours per week

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team in Gateshead covering South Tyneside.

Working closely with the hospital and community multi-disciplinary teams, you will provide emotional and practical support to stroke survivors, their families and carers.

Reporting to the Regional Management Team, the Stroke Association Support Coordinator will:

- Provide support and information to stroke survivors and their families both on the ward and at home.

- Assess the needs of each stroke survivor and their family.

- Aim to reduce the risk of further strokes by supporting people to make lifestyle changes based on their identified risk factors.

- Help them to set personal goals and work towards them.

The service operates within South Tyneside and the surrounding areas, with referrals being received from the Community Stroke Team, families and other healthcare professionals. 

Applicants are likely to have a background in the caring profession, preferably with knowledge of stroke. They should have all round flexible skills in listening, communication, organisation, IT and resourcefulness.

The role will require you to have your own car with business use cover and a current driving licence.


Please complete and submit the application form and disclosure and criminal convictions check formCVs will not be accepted. For assistance in completing the application form please refer to the guidance. For more information on how we use the information you have provided and the legal basis upon which we rely to process the personal information you have provided in this form, please see our job applicant privacy notice.

Email the completed application form to by midnight on the closing date, 31 May 2019. Interviews are being held on 7 June 2019.

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.

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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.

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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.