This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke. We’re looking for an innovative, passionate and professional individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to join our Stroke Recovery Service based in Wakefield.
Position: Stroke Association Support Coordinator
Location: Office based - Allerton Bywater, covering Wakefield
Hours: 21 hours per week
Salary: Circa £13,800 per annum
Contract: Permanent. Our services are contracted; we currently have funding for this contract until 31 March 2022
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, season ticket loan, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Cycle2Work scheme, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.
Closing Date: 31 May 2020
Interview Date: 5 June 2020
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic interviews may be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application
The service aims to identify and address the needs of stroke survivors and carers across the stroke pathway, by providing a range of innovative support solutions, supporting them to meet their desired outcomes.
A key part of the role will be to recruit, train and manage a team of volunteers, to support service users and the delivery of the service. As well as providing personalised information, advise and support.
Applicants are likely to have a background/experience in:
- A caring profession ideally with experience of supporting people with disabilities.
- Excellent IT skills and a strong understanding of how to use data to improve quality.
- Working without direct supervision and demonstrating initiative.
- Forming and maintaining professional relationships with all stakeholders.
- Communicating effectively face to face, by email, telephone including speaking in public or group settings.
A flexible approach to your role is essential, as is willingness to travel. The use of a car with business use cover is essential to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke and to raise stroke awareness in the local population. We offer a host of amazing benefits and flexible working options, with opportunities to progress your career.
About the Organisation
Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.
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.
You may also have experience in areas such as Care Coordinator, Stroke Support, Stroke, Care, Care Worker, Support Worker, Carer, Care Team Leader, Support Team Leader, Volunteering Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Support Group, Support and Advice.