Circa £15,500 per annum
Closing date
Friday, 31 May, 2019
Interview date
Thursday, 6 June, 2019
Job type

Ref: S530 | Scotland (office or home based – to be agreed) | 21 hours per week

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Volunteer and Community team in Scotland. 

Reporting to the Head of Stroke Support (HOSS), the Volunteer and Community Manager will support the HOSS, taking a lead role in the development of a more effective community presence. This involves working collaboratively with the Fundraising Manager, Public Affairs Officer, and Communications Manager.

The post holder will lead on all volunteering and community development activity to build a network of local stroke communities, and offer people affected by stroke the best possible chance to make a positive contribution.

Working with the HOSS, the Volunteering and Community Manager will ensure that policies and practices are implemented within the teams contributing to a culture of quality volunteer management and support.

We are looking for someone who has formal training or qualification in community development, volunteer management or demonstrable equivalent professional experience.  You will have experience of working as part of a diverse team and supervising others, demonstrable experience of collaborating with Health, Social care as well as the voluntary sector. You will have experience of recruiting, training, developing and supporting volunteers within a managerial role. You will be an excellent communicator both in verbal, written, and numeracy skills. 

To be agreed, it is possible this role can be home based, please see our homeworking agreement for full details. 

The use of a car with business-use cover and the ability to drive are essential to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role.


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. There is a provisional interview date of 6 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.