Peer Support Development Officer

Salford, Greater Manchester
£22,397 per annum
14 Mar 2017
05 Apr 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Peer Support Development Officer


£22,397 per annum | 35 hours per week | Fixed-term until 31 March 2020

We are looking for a determined and passionate individual to join our Volunteering team on a fixed-term contract for 3 years helping the team support our community volunteers that lead our network of peer support groups for people living with the impact of stroke.

You will support staff and volunteers to strengthen and scale our network of voluntary groups supporting those living with the impact of stroke, improving their long term sustainability, and ensuring stroke specific peer support is embedded in local communities across the UK.

A key part of the role will require working with internal and external stakeholders, working across the organisation with our workforce of staff and volunteers and most importantly those affected by stroke.

You will have a proven track record of working with groups, volunteers in transition or starting up peer support groups or committees. Experience and understanding of working with volunteers, diverse communities and motivating others to provide peer support. Strong knowledge and experience in using Microsoft Office programmes and excellent communication are essential skills. There is also a requirement to work flexibly and travel to fulfil the role.

The Stroke Association is the leading UK stroke charity. We have been leading the fight against stroke for over 20 years. We influence and campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery.

This is a very exciting time for our charity and we hope you will join us on our journey. We believe in a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.

We fund world-class research to develop new treatments and ways to prevent the devastation of stroke. Breakthroughs in treatment have halved the number of people dying from stroke in the UK but it is still the second biggest killer in the world. That is why we are involved in projects across the globe.

Join us and together we can conquer stroke.

For more information and to apply, please click on the Apply link now!

Closing Date: 5 April 2017

Interview Date: 10 April 2017