They are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke.
There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. Almost two thirds have a disability and one third rely on others for help, making stroke one of the biggest causes of disability.
They are continually working to improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families who deserve the very best treatment and care. They deliver amazing, life-changing support to over 60,000 stroke survivors and their families each year. They also fund research to find better treatments, campaign for better care and help people understand how to spot and prevent stroke. This work is made possible by more than 4,000 talented volunteers and staff, their fantastic supporters and their strong relationships with the clinical and research community.
They work with integrity, demonstrating their values as one combined passionate, innovative, respectful and professional team.
Together we can conquer stroke.
Position: Support Coordinator
Locations: Office based in Bedford
Job Types: Fixed term until 31 March 2019 with the possibility of extension (Their services are contracted; they currently have funding for this contract until 31 March 2019).
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary circa £23,000 per annum
Closing Date: 23 October 2018
Interview Date: 31 October 2018 in Bedford
About the role:
They are looking for an innovative, passionate and professional individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to join their busy stroke support team in Bedford. The role will be office based in their Bedford office with regular travel across the Borough.
Reporting to the Support Manager, the Support Coordinator will support new stroke survivors and their carers from hospital discharge into the community. The coordinator will provide personalised information, advice and support. In addition, you will support clients to make informed lifestyle changes which will help them to prevent further strokes
You will ideally have a background in a caring profession with experience of supporting people with disabilities.
As you will be accountable for volunteers, experience of recruiting and managing volunteers would be an advantage.
You will also have experience of setting up and running support groups.
You will have excellent IT skills and demonstrate a flexible approach to your role. The use of your own car and the ability to drive to fulfil the travel requirements of the role is essential.
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.
You may have experience of the following: Communication Support Coordinator, Service Coordinator, Health Care, Stroke Recovery, Third Sector, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Support Coordinator, Advice, Support Coordinator etc.