Bedford, Bedford

£18,400 per year

Permanent, Part-time

1216

Job Description

We’re looking for an innovative, passionate and professional individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to join our busy stroke support team in Bedford, as a Support Coordinator. 

Position: Stroke Association Support Coordinator

Location: Bedford (Office based)

Hours: 28 hours per week

Salary: circa £18,400 per annum

Contract: Permanent (Our services are contracted; we currently have funding for this contract until 31 March 2020) 

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: 23 May 2019 

Interview Date: 29 May 2019 (Bedford) Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be informed by close of play on Friday 24th May 2019

The Support Coordinator role will be office based in our Bedford office with regular travel across the Borough.

The Role

Reporting to the Stroke Association Support Manager, the Stroke Association Support Coordinator will:

  • Support new stroke survivors and their carers from hospital discharge into the community.
  • Provide personalised information, advice and support. 
  • Support clients to make informed lifestyle changes which will help them to prevent further strokes 
  • Be accountable for volunteers, so experience of recruiting and managing volunteers would be an advantage.

About you

The post holder will have experience/background in:

  • A caring profession with experience of supporting people with disabilities. 
  • Setting up and running support groups.

You will have excellent IT skills and demonstrate a flexible approach to your role. The use of a car with business use cover and the ability to drive is essential to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role.

In return…

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 Us

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 be interested in this role if you have worked in areas such as Support Worker, Care Assistant, Support Coordinator, Service Coordinator, Stroke Support, Stroke Recovery, Stroke Rehabilitation, Stroke Coordinator, Care Assistant, Carer, Stroke Support, Stroke Care, Stroke Carer, Stroke Support Worker